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Project: The Mezz Box

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Stewart Hanna Ltd

Project Partners

BCD Group (Engineer), Edwards White Architects Limited (Architect/Designer)

Owned By

Stark Property

The Mezz Box project provided a challenging commercial space, that successfully met the daring aspirations of both the client and architect. The new building is located on top of a pre-existing building. The 230sqm building was completed under an extremely tight timeframe in mid-winter conditions. To achieve the ambitious deadline, both procurement and clear methodology was key. Throughout construction, the team needed to be mindful of the existing tenanacy within and surrounding the build, and traffic management on the main street of Hamilton.

Project: Genesis Energy

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Foster Construction Limited

Project Partners

Edwards White Architects Limited (Architect/Designer), Foster Construction Limited (Construction Company), Foster Develop Limited (Developer)

Owned By

DV Bryant Trust

Genesis Energy operated from three locations within Hamilton, and were looking to consolidate into one building. The team worked together to create a solution for Genesis Energy as part of a development utilising an empty former Foodtown supermarket. The result was a fit-for-purpose modern office solution which changed the Hamilton City landscape on a prominent CBD location. The project involved construction innovation through the use of precast foundation beams to mitigate time.

Project: North Canterbury Fish & Game

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Fowler Homes Christchurch Ltd

Project Partners

Fowler Homes Christchurch (Construction Company), Kingsbury Architecture (Architect/Designer)

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North Canterbury Fish & Game Council

North Canterbury Fish & Game's old building was demolished following the Canterbury earthquakes. Their new building needed to convey their relationship with the mountains, streams, rivers and forest, to demonstrate their commitment to protecting them for the enjoyment of New Zealanders. These elements are highlighted in the steep roof pitch, western red cedar weatherboards, natural river stone wall, and external and internal gabion baskets. This is all topped off with natural macrocarpa, custom-made work stations, file storage room and meeting room tables, which were all constructed by our carpenters on site.

Project: Fosters HQ

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Foster Construction Limited

Project Partners

Edwards White Architects Limited (Architect/Designer), Foster Construction Limited (Construction Company)

The Fosters HQ project came as a reult of Foster Construction out growing their current property, which they had been in for 11 years. The new office needed to be a show home for the Foster Group for the next 12 years. Therefore, it needed to demonstrate good design and workplace practices. The professional design modestly expressed the structure and natural products of the construction process. This included use of natural timber, visible structural steel, raw concrete elements and exposed services. The building also needed to stand out in an industrial area of Hamilton.

Project: Billens Replacement Building

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CanForm Structures Limited

Project Partners

AE Architects Limited (Architect/Designer), ENGCO (Engineer)

The original Billens Building was a well-loved heritage building that miraculously survived the Canterbury earthquakes. Tragically, the remains were destroyed by arson in 2012 as the owner stood and watched. The Billens Replacement Building is the owner’s tribute to and celebration of the site’s historic roots. Through meticulous attention to detail, a spectacular new art-deco building has been created.

Project: The Terrace Development - Stage 1 & 2

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Hawkins

Project Partners

Beca (Architect/Designer), Hawkins (Construction Company), RCP (Lead Client Project Manager)

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The Terrace Christchurch Ltd

The Terrace Development in Christchurch is a mixed-use precinct once known as 'The Strip'. The development features premium restaurants and bars,with laneways, courtyards, terraces and corporate offices. The buildings lend heavily from its waterside location overlooking the Avon River and comprises of various architectural ‘styles and forms’. The claddings have been selected to have relevance to the place and range from timber and black aluminum, to rust‐coated steel. Green features include an aquifer heat extraction system including secondary fire water supply and in‐house waste recycling.

Project: Ministry for Primary Industries

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Macrennie Commercial Construction Limited

Project Partners

Beca (Engineer), Day Consultants (Engineer), Electrical Consulting Services Ltd (ECS) (Engineer), Macrennie Commercial Construction Limited (Construction Company), Williams Architects (Architect/Designer)

Owned By

Auckland International Airport Ltd

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) project team needed to deliver a highly specialised facility capable of becoming an emergency response headquarters at any time for bio hazard or other civil emergencies. It comprises of 4,250m2 of office, 2,100m2 of storage facilities and a 4000m2 dog kennel and training facility. The facility is also capable of expansion to cater for MPI’s growth. The design brief required a specialised fit out to enable MPI to consolidate several government departments into one facility, while ensuring that the building can be converted to other uses in the future if required.

Project: Lyttelton Port Company Operations Centre (Waterfront House)

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Naylor Love Canterbury Ltd

Project Partners

Athfield Architects Limited (Architect/Designer), Beca (Engineer), Naylor Love Canterbury Ltd (Construction Company), Savills (Client Project Manager), Structex (Engineer), WT Partnership (Client Quantity Surveyor)

Owned By

Lyttelton Port Company

Following the demolition of their former administration building, due to earthquake damage, Lyttelton Port Company (LPC) engaged Naylor Love to construct Waterfront House. It was critical that Lyttelton Port operated uninterrupted throughout the entire project. The design of Waterfront House aims to respond to the built and natural surrounding environment through scale, materiality and location. To make the most of a unique waterfront site, the building was designed to ensure maximum connection to the water’s edge. this was achieved physically through outdoor spaces and the jetty, and visually through the extensive glazing. The exterior finishes reflect the maritime environment. It was critical that Lyttelton Port operated uninterrupted throughout the project.

Project: 34 Sale Street, Auckland

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Dominion Constructors Ltd

Project Partners

BGT Structures (Engineer), Dominion Constructors Ltd (Construction Company), Warren & Mahoney Architects NZ Ltd (Architect/Designer)

Owned By

Russell Property Group

34 Sale Street in Auckland is a strong, beautifully minimalistic building that has been transformed from what most saw as 'just another 1980’s concrete block structure'. With a design that symbolizes sliding boxes with the top floor cantilevered, this former public car park with offices stands proud today as a modern light filled and light reflecting 6 storey commercial building.

Project: 22 Pollen Street

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Triumph Capital

Project Partners

Formis (Architect/Designer), Lanta Construction (Construction Company)

Owned By

Triumph Capital and Tim Wilson

The original building at 22 Pollen Street consisted of 2 office levels and a basement carpark, and was used as a printing facility. The brief was to strip the building back to its bare structure, give the two road frontages a completely new facade, and add an additional level. The building was to be solely used as a high stud, high spec office space with large floor plates and outdoor decking. The Pollen St front would remain as the formal entry to the building. The building provides a highly specified boutique office to this up-and-coming area that caters for the creative tenants.

Project: Trust Waikato

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Chow:Hill Architects Ltd.

Project Partners

Chow:Hill Architects Ltd. (Architect/Designer), Form Building & Developments (Construction Company), Greenstone Group (Project Manager)

The new Trust Waikato building is specifically designed to allow community groups free access to three sizeable meeting areas, while also hosting the main office for Trust Waikato on the upper floor. Chow:Hill Architects has taken an existing historic site and opened it up to make it more visible and accessible to the public. The building was required to be inviting, friendly, prominent from the road, and also it needed to acknowledge the site's rich history. Because of the site’s unique history, location and features, a lot of energy was directed into ensuring the design fitted in with its local context.

Project: Dawson House Office Building

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ICL Construction

Project Partners

ICL Construction (Construction Company), Jackson Architects (Architect/Designer)

Owned By

DDK Properties Limited

The Dawson House Office Building project involved the construction of a brand new purpose-built office facility and car parking compound for the housing of multiple government agencies. It was an 18 month build including demolition of existing buildings, offsite precast, trucking and installation. It has a precast concrete super-structure and suspended precast flooring system, fabricated in-house by ICL, and structural steel roof framing. The project included extensive services coordination and integration, including CCTV, HVAC, Security, AV, Data, Electrical and a comprehensive Phone Management system.

Project: PWC Centre

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L T McGuinness Limited

Project Partners

Athfield Architects Limited (Architect/Designer), Dunning Thornton Consultants Ltd (Engineer), L T McGuinness Limited (Construction Company)

Owned By

Willis Bond & Co

The PwC Centre’s prominent position on Wellington’s waterfront posed one of its greatest challenges - it is on reclaimed land. A complex two-year construction programme included ground remediation and creation of an underground basement that was below the water line and susceptible to significant tidal movements. The structure and façade works were undertaken along with the base build and multiple tenant fit outs. The building is designed to be 180% of the New Building Standard. An innovation to help attain this high score is the use of Continuous Flight Augured Piling (CFA). It’s a foundation structure that is the first of its kind to be built in New Zealand.