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Winning wharf redevelopment a ‘construction masterpiece’

Winning wharf redevelopment a ‘construction masterpiece’

It’s one of Wellington’s most exclusive residential addresses, known for its simple, elegant design and high quality construction, that celebrates the very best of the capital’s views, sun and light from its unique position on Wellington’s waterfront. Clyde Quay Wharf — the redevelopment created by the construction team of LT McGuinness, architect firm Athfield Architects, and engineers Dunning Thornton — recently took out the top prize at the New Zealand Com...
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Amalgamated Builders goes Platinum!

Amalgamated Builders goes Platinum!

Southern-based construction company Amalgamated Builders Ltd describes its award-winning formula in three simple words — “a strong team”. “Team performance and the spirit of the team underlies everything we do, and transcends across our four regional branches — Queenstown, Invercargill, Dunedin and Christchurch,” area manager Brett Squire says. “It is about the enthusiasm we show as a team that extends out to the broader project team — the archit...
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Landmark new home for police and corrections services

Landmark new home for police and corrections services

In a New Zealand first, a police station and a new Corrections Remand Centre have found a home under one roof in the recently resurrected New Plymouth Police Station and Remand Centre. The three-storey, eco-friendly building, located across the road from the New Plymouth courthouse, was originally meant to accommodate police on two floors, with extra space for future-proofing. But when designs were being finalised, news came out that New Plymouth Prison, built in the 1870s, was expected to clo...
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Surf club at heart of Muriwai

Surf club at heart of Muriwai

With surfing being the most popular pastime in the coastal community of Muriwai, situated on Auckland’s west coast, it would make sense that the new heart of the community would be a surf club. But not only is the Muriwai Lifeguard Service clubroom building — which opened in February 2013 after a nine-month build — a modern lifesaving headquarters, but it also serves as the new community hub, uniquely designed for a variety of purposes and catering for the needs of the entire ...
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Heritage restoration project most challenging yet

Heritage restoration project most challenging yet

Work on a Canterbury Category 1 Historic Places Trust building which started out as an $800,000 repair job after the Darfield earthquake became a full $5.8 million restoration project following the second major Canterbury earthquake in February 2011. The attention to detail and care used to restore Strowan House at St Andrews College in Papanui, saw Bushnell Builders Ltd win the Restoration Category and awarded Gold at the 2014 New Zealand Commercial Project Awards. Bushnell Builders director ...
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Green focus for new-look supermarket

Green focus for new-look supermarket

A new design concept for Foodstuffs (South Island) Ltd with a focus on sustainability won dual awards for its builder, Robinson Construction Ltd. The Pak’nSave Marlborough project, the first of its kind, won Robinson Construction the Retail Category and the Silver Award in the 2014 New Zealand Commercial Project Awards. The effort to be green has seen the new-look Pak’nSave adopt many energy saving and eco-friendly concepts. This included the use of solar panels for the car park li...
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Ninety-eight day stadium token of pride

Ninety-eight day stadium token of pride

The deadline of a Crusaders home game looming over them post the Christchurch earthquakes saw Hawkins Construction take on the task of building an 18,000 seat temporary stadium in just 98 days. With a team of more than 400 workers on site and more than 180,000 man-hours, Hawkin’s efforts were recognised as they took out the Industrial Category and won Gold in the 2014 New Zealand Commercial Project Awards. Hawkins Construction South Island Ltd, along with project managers RCP, architects...
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Demands of sensitive environment bring award recognition

Demands of sensitive environment bring award recognition

A demanding hospital expansion project at Christchurch Hospital won local building company Leighs Construction top prize in the Health category and the $5 million – $15 million value category in the 2014 NZ Commercial Project Awards. Leighs Construction was given the difficult task of managing and implementing the expansion of Christchurch Hospital’s Parkside Wards and Acute Medical Assessment Unit (AMAU) around a fully functioning medical unit within a highly sensitive environment....
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