Value Awards 2020

All projects will automatically be eligible for one of these awards based on their total project value.

• Commercial Project Under $2 million
• Commercial Project $2 – $5 million
• Commercial Project $5 – $15 million
• Commercial Project Over $15 million
H T M L Code
Value under $2 million

Project: Beauty and Beyond

Entrant

B J Carter Ltd

Project Partners

B J Carter ltd (Construction Company), Daryl Burgess Masonry LTD (Tiling), Hishon Lighting and Electrical LTD (Electrical), Inside systems ltd (Heating), Kensington Consulting Ltd (Engineer), McCulloch Architects (Architect/Designer), Murray Arbuckle Decorating (Painting), Robert Eunson Plumbing (Plumbing)

The objective of this fit out was to create a sanctuary for hosting individuals or groups of clients in a modern-day spa facility that featured wet areas including a hair and beauty salon. To achieve this, an empty existing space was completely gutted and refitted. Special features include curved walls, a steam room in the shape of a cave, a flotation tank with custom-designed ceiling milky way lighting and Geisha tubs. Underfloor heating was installed throughout the spa. The bespoke design using custom joinery and high-quality materials throughout has resulted in a luxurious but practical day spa and salon.

Judges comments

‘Beauty and Beyond’ has been in business for 28 years, which meant the client already had a very clear vision for their new retail premises before work began. Being local themselves, they already had many existing relationships with many of the contractors. Each contractor brought their expertise and experience to this project, which was strengthened due to their existing long-standing business relationships with the client. The fit-out was not just an ordinary retail environment, it spans across two levels and includes six treatment rooms, a pool area, steam rooms, spa areas, lounges, and street-front retail. Purchasing and fitting out an old fringe, two-level retail building was a challenge in itself, but other challenges included having to install extensive water and waste reticulation, with spaces to accommodate large plunge pools and spa areas and upgrading the structure from a 16% seismic rating to 100% on completion. This took a considerable amount of pre-planning and collaboration with the local council, and structural and fire engineers. The workmanship form all of the tradespeople involved is impressive and is a credit to all involved.

 

H T M L Code
Value $2 - 5 million

Project: New Regent St Apartment

Entrant

Dan Saunders Construction Ltd

Project Partners

Dan Saunders Construction Ltd (Construction Company), Wilkie & Bruce Architects (Architect/Designer)

Owned By

CBD Ltd

This building is a high-end architectural design encompassing a luxury apartment within a commercial construction envelope. The apartments are on the top two storeys and the bottom floor is a café. The building is three storeys high and was constructed with precast concrete panels which had to be craned in over the tram lines. The panels had to be lifted into place in the early hours of the morning to minimise risk to pedestrians and to aid in traffic management issues. The building features cedar timber shade fins and Prefa Aluminium cladding imported from Europe to mimic the copper patina that characterises the adjoining building, The Piano – Centre for Music and the Arts. The selected colours and finishes are modern yet sensitive to the cultural richness of the area.

Judges comments

This project represents what can be achieved for inner-city living. The three-story apartment built on a north corner site presented all the building challenges expected plus a few unknowns. On a small corner site, close to a busy mall and the heritage tram line, there was limited space available for construction. The result includes a small cafe, apartment entrance and single garage on the ground floor, with a living area and two bedrooms on the upper floors. All elements of the build have been superbly detailed, with quality materials used. The project team worked well together, and the owner is pleased with the outcome. This project demonstrates true value for money.

 

H T M L Code
Value $5 -15 million

Project: St Bede’s College Chapel and Performing Arts Centre

Entrant

Naylor love Canterbury Ltd

Project Partners

Lewis Bradford Consulting Engineers (Engineer), Powell Fenwick Consultants (Engineer), Rawlinsons Limited (Cost Consultant), The Building Intelligence Group (Project Manager), Tonkin+Taylor (Engineer), Wilkie + Bruce Architects (Architect/Designer)

Owned By

St Bedes College

Naylor Love was tasked with the challenge of constructing a new Chapel of St Bede and strengthening and extending the existing Performing Arts Centre. The new Chapel replaced a temporary facility, which had been used since the 2011 earthquakes and provided the school with a place of worship. Incorporated into the new Chapel are the original stained-glass windows from the demolished Chapel. Effort was made to seamlessly incorporate the school’s existing fixtures and fittings such as the organ, stations of the cross, pews, altar, statues, bell and wood carvings. The team’s seismic strengthening of the Performing Arts Centre successfully returned it to its original functionality. The extension included a kitchen, servery and large foyer with and an outdoor deck area.

Judges comments

 

H T M L Code
Value over $15 million

Project: Christchurch Town Hall Conservation Project

Entrant

Hawkins

Project Partners

Hawkins 2017 Ltd (Construction Company), Octa Associates Ltd (Engineer), Warren and Mahoney (Architect/Designer)

Judges comments

This is an outstanding example of large-scale reinstatement and restoration of an iconic Christchurch landmark. Originally designed by Sir Miles Warren and Maurice Mahoney of the architectural firm Warren and Mahoney and constructed by local identity Chas Luney, it was one of the largest civic projects undertaken by the Christchurch City Council, officially opening on the 30th September 1972 by His Excellency Governor General, Sir Dennis Blundell. This building has been the region’s premier venue for performing arts right up until the unfortunate earthquake in February 2011. In 2011, while undergoing a comprehensive refurbishment, the Christchurch earthquake broke the building apart with significant ingress of water into its basement and liquefaction compromising its simple foundations. In 2012, the council decided to repair the existing facility to 100 per cent of the new building standard. This reinstatement forced significant deconstruction of the existing fabric to allow large piling and excavation equipment access. Bit by bit the ground under each of the columns was remediated and the building levelled. New floor slabs were cast and complex finishes reapplied. Significant upgrades of the building services were undertaken at the same time, along with the construction of additional space to accommodate the long-term tenants. The completed facility looks better that the original and has now been bought into the next century. It is a huge credit to all those involved, and it is now poised to recement its role the country’s leading Performing Arts facility.