PROJECTS SHOWCASE AND CASE STUDIES

Specialists in both commercial and residential construction here are a select few projects that showcase the N.Cole teams strengths and disciplines.

Blackstone Chambers
Heritage / Seismic Upgrade

Size and Type of Project:
This project was to restore the beautiful existing Heritage New Zealand category 2 building features whilst updating facilities to the requirements of the 21st century legal professionals. The project had an approximate construction cost of $1.2million.

Period of Construction:
This project was completed in 27 weeks.

Key Performance Indicators:
This project involved some complicated coordination and detailing. Extensive seismic strengthening of the building was required while maintaining and restoring the existing heritage which saw a number of structural steel elements carefully calculated and modelled to be placed and spliced in position. The project team had an excellent working relationship on this project which minimised delays.

Stoney Homestead & Barn
Heritage Restoration

Size and Type of Project:
This was the restoration of the existing homestead built in 1866 and was a rare example of early pioneering and farming life in the Orewa district. Traditional methods of carpentry and joinery works were adopted to achieve the restoration where the existing homestead had been modified over time using different methods and timbers.
The project had an approximate construction cost of $625,000.

Period of Construction:
This project was completed in 24 weeks.

Key Performance Indicators:
The project was complicated by contaminated ground conditions, to avoid disturbance and preserve the existing heritage structure hydro excavation methodology was used and replaced with clean topsoil to avoid disturbance. The project team worked successfully to resolve and source the materials required to ensure minimal delays to the project.

Abbeville Estate, Airport
Heritage Restoration

Size and Type of Project:
This project in consultation with historic places trust comprised of two components. Careful relocation and restoration of the Westney Church and Westney Homestead which was constructed in 1853 and the restoration of the Abbeville Homestead (home and barn). Both components provided challenges which were carefully overcome from not only a carpentry perspective but also by the specialist sub-trades engaged to maintain the historical nature of these buildings. The heritage listed estate is used currently as a beautiful event venue. The project was completed at a cost of $3.1 Million.

Period of Construction:
This project was completed in 32 weeks.

Key Performance Indicators:
The project was completed on time and budget and the quality was commented on by all interested parties. It has been successfully operating at capacity since opening.

Rydges Hotel
Commercial

Size and Type of Project:
This project included the demolition of an existing five storey building, which was situated next to the existing hotel, and the construction of a new ten storey concrete structure including internal fit-out adding an additional 188 guest rooms, new entrance foyer, 4 new conference lounges, restaurant and roof top function area. The existing hotel continued to be operational during construction and therefore communication with both hotel management and contractors was a high priority. The project was completed on budget and ahead of schedule. The project was completed at a cost of $23 Million.

Period of Construction:
This project was completed in 18 Months.

Key Performance Indicators:
The project was completed on time and budget. Communication with both the hotel management and contactors was a high priority to ensure the successful operation of the existing hotel was maintained during construction of the extension.

Orams Marine
Industrial Development

Size and Type of Project:
Construction of industrial units in hard standing/haul out area in Westhaven, Auckland CBD.
Challenging environmental conditions due to the construction on the waters edge and silt control required special consideration and management. The project consisted of multi-storey precast panels with a vehicle ramp for roof top car parking. Using structural steel and precast panels. N Cole also constructed 18m high stud to house super yachts.
The project was completed at a cost of
$8 Million.

Period of Construction:
This project was completed in 12 Months.

Key Performance Indicators:
The project was completed on time and budget with no adverse effects to the environment where the construction was undertaken.

Mission Bay Pavilion & Stonehouse
Heritage / Seismic Upgrade

Size and Type of Project:
This project consisted of the construction of an award winning architectural designed pavilion building on a known archaeological site on Mission Bay waterfront for Heritage New Zealand. A seismic upgrade was also completed to the existing heritage protected stonehouse building successfully preserving and restoring the original nature of the building. The project was completed at a cost of $3 Million.

Period of Construction:
This project was completed in 9 Months.

Key Performance Indicators:
The project was completed on time and budget working closely with Heritage New Zealand and archaeologists to maintain the protection and discovery of known artifacts.