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Project: Four Points by Sheraton Auckland

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Russell Property Group & Dominion Constructors

Project Partners

Dalman Architects (Architect/Designer), Dominion Constructors (Construction Company), Studio Design + Architecture Ltd (Architect/Designer)

Owned By

Russell Property Group

This project involved the conversion of a 19-storey office building, located on the busy corner of Queen Street and Mayoral Drive, into a 22 level, 255 suite 4.5-star hotel, Four Points by Sheraton. The entire building underwent structural strengthening and full-service upgrades as well as an expansion of the top two floors. An additional floor was added for executive suites and a rooftop bar. With the project on a tight deadline, construction was developed over four phases. A nine-stage consent process was created to allow work to progress across multiple areas. This also allowed for the hotel to open while work continued.

Project: All Souls Church

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Higgs Construction Limited

Project Partners

Higgs Construction limited (Construction Company), Homles Consulting (Engineer), RCP Ltd (Project Manager), Warren and Mahoney Architects (Architect/Designer)

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Church Property Trustees

All Souls Church is the first Anglican church in the Christchurch region to be built from scratch in 40 years. It replaces the earthquake-damaged church that was built in 1926. The project consisted of three main structures joined in the middle by a glazed cone-shaped chapel. A significant amount of detailed structural laminated timber work was incorporated into the structural frame. The glazed exterior to the cone-shaped chapel was constructed with aluminium profiles that were designed for this project and modelled using 3D printed plastic profiles to ensure it would work as intended. Another feature of note is the river of life on the south wall of the Place of Worship, which was entirely handcrafted from plaster.