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44 The Terrace Refurbishment & Earthquake Strengthening for Kiwi Property Group

the brief

Workspace Architects were part of the delivery team completing over 8,500m² of base build refurbishment, earthquake strengthening and tenant integration to provide a new multi-agency home for EECA and TEC, Commerce Commission, and Human Rights Commission for Kiwi Property.

Our main responsibility was to co-ordinate the consultant team to change the in-ceiling services and building fabric to accommodate the new structural elements. 

what we did

We worked alongside the engineers to develop the most cost effective strengthening solution, balancing the necessary earthquake strengthening elements against the rest of the building to minimize conflict with building services. Working with RCP we developed a refurbishment plan to deliver a modern and safe environment to a tightly constrained budget. We worked with the SHF tenancy fitout architect to integrate the government tenant fitout plans into the base building works to achieve savings by removing rework. We worked with EECA and the HRC to reuse Levels 7 & 8 to create a multi-agency fitout

the results

The project was completed in September 2016 and has performed perfectly in the recent November 2016 earthquakes. We have invigorated the building to such an extent that we are now building a new ground floor extension for retail and hospitality and refurbishing the lobby.


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