Heritage and Restoration

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Project: Highfield Woolshed

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Dpa Architects

Project Partners

BG BEAVEN BUILDERS LTD (Construction Company), Heritage house relevellers Ltd (House Relevellers), Win Clark Engineering Consultant (Engineer)

The Highfield Woolshed is one of New Zealand’s most iconic woolsheds, dating as far back as 1877. Following the Kaikoura earthquake, the building received significant damage. This included walls becoming separated from the roof and a section of the shed collapsing. The structure also shifted off its piles and became approximately 600 mm out of level. The restoration work included re-levelling the building by lifting it to replace new piles. Other remedial work included straightening of the building, re-securing the walls to the roof and the installation of new bracing. Extensive repair work was also undertaken to the timber joinery and weatherboard sheathing.

Project: Christchurch Town Hall Conservation Project

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Hawkins

Project Partners

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

The Christchurch Town Hall is an iconic structure and a Group 1 Listed Heritage Building. Following the 2010 and 2011 earthquakes, the Christchurch Town Hall suffered serious damage to its structure and foundations. Hawkins was appointed as the main contractor to repair the existing facility to 100 per cent New Building Standard. This project had a specific technical focus on heritage works including ensuring all heritage items were protected, removed and stored as necessary, refurbished, and reinstated to their original form. The team installed a new foundation solution together with structural repairs, strengthening of the building, and upgraded the structural, architectural, acoustic, fire, mechanical and electrical services of the whole of the Town Hall.

Project: Whanganui Collegiate School HG Carver Memorial Library

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W&W Construction 2010 Limited

Project Partners

BPL Group (Engineer), RTA Studio Limited (Architect/Designer), W & W Construction 2010 Limited (Construction Company)

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Whanganui College Board of Trustees

First built in 1911 and used as a dining room, the HG Carver Memorial Library is located within the Historic Places, Category One listed heritage site, of Whanganui Collegiate school. The project consisted of a total strip out of the existing interior structure including removal of all flooring. The roof was also removed and strengthened using plywood timber battens to support new concrete tiles. A stand out feature of the library was the reuse of timber floor joists, matai flooring and brickwork to maintain its heritage. Internal brickwork was plastered to give a modern feel rather than the exposed.

Project: Whanganui War Memorial Centre

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W & W Construction 2010 Limited

Project Partners

BPL Group (Engineer), BSM Group Architects Ltd (Architect/Designer), Saunders Stevenson (Quantity Surveyor), W & W Construction 2010 Limited (Construction Company), Whanganui District Council (Project Manager)

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Whangaui District Council

The Whanganui War Memorial Centre is a significant piece of New Zealand’s architectural heritage, representing an outstanding example of post-war modernism. It has set the benchmark for many of New Zealand’s subsequent architecture. The building has undergone extensive seismic strengthening. Construction had to be undertaken in a manner to minimise the impact on the existing building structure. The work involved securing non-load-bearing masonry walls with additional steel poles and adding a reinforced shear wall structure on the forecourt near the main entrance. Finishing works included flooring repairs, new ceiling and wall linings as well as applied finishes such as clear external sealer coat, painting and new carpet. The project was finished to a high level and has received positive feedback from the community.

Project: Catalina Bay (2 stage development) (2)

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LT McGuinness Auckland Limited

Project Partners

Blue Water (Lion / Little Creatures Fitout Project Manager), Cheshire Architects (Architect/Designer), Ignite (for Lion) (Architect/Designer), LT McGuinness Auckland Limited (Construction Company), RCP (Willis Bond Project Manager), Structure Design Ltd (SDL) (Engineer)

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HLC (Homes Land Community)
Lion
Willis Bond & Co

From the late 1920s, the Hobsonville Point area was the site of a Royal New Zealand Air Force base with its flying boats and Catalina seaplanes. Over several stages, the rundown air force buildings and waterfront land are being transformed into a thriving seaside village. Stage 1 saw old air force workshops converted into office and commercial spaces. State 2 involved building the Sunderland Hangar, featuring hospitality, retail and office spaces. Preserving the site’s heritage character with its 90-year-old steel and concrete structures was important. The existing steel was kept and exposed as a feature, with new steel installed to strengthen it and to take the additional mezzanine floor.