Waimakariri buildings strike silver

Published: 10-May-2016

Ruataniwha Kaiapoi Civic Centre and the Oxford Town Hall gained national spotlight when the buildings were selected for silver awards at the New Zealand Commercial Project awards on Friday night in Auckland. 

The awards celebrate completed construction projects, and the team relationships that achieve them, with entries open to all New Zealand commercial construction projects. 

There are a number of categories, including Commercial and Civic, and Restoration, where Ruataniwha and the Oxford Town Hall featured. 

There are gold, silver and bronze recipients for each category, as well as a supreme overall award, which was this year taken out by an Auckland University building. 

The details of the Waimakariri awards are as follows:

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In the Commercial And Civic Class

SILVER AWARD WINNER

 

 

Project

Ruataniwha Kaiapoi Civic Centre, Kaiapoi

Entrant

Hawkins Construction South Island (Construction Company)

Project Partners

Warren and Mahoney (Architect/Designer)

Owned by

Waimakariri District Council

Built to replace its earthquake damaged predecessor, the two storey enhanced centre incorporates a library, service centre, museum, art gallery and meeting rooms providing a much needed boost to the community.

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 In the restoration class:

 SILVER AWARD WINNER

 

Project

Oxford Town Hall, Canterbury

Entrant

CYB Construction (Construction Company)

Project Partners

Warren and Mahoney (Architect/Designer),
Opus International Consultants (Engineer)

Owned by

Waimakariri District Council

Carried out over a 13-month period including a full seismic upgrade, alterations to the existing hall, demolition and re-building of two wings as well as the construction of decks and site works saw a popular and well-used community facility come to life.