Brosnan Construction were awarded the contract to construct an 800 square metres 2 storey redevelopment in the growing North Canterbury township of Woodend. The scope for Woodend School included a new two storey eight classroom block.
In addition to this, there are some minor weather-tightness repairs for the three remaining buildings.
At the completion of the project, the demolition of a two classroom cebus unit will be completed.
PFR's sensory science unit is an internationally recognised research department that tests both expert and public consumer responses to food and beverage.
The scope of this project covered the refurbishing and fit out of L1 of the Padfield Building located at OFR's Mt Albert campus.
This included the demolition of existing open plan working areas, offices and some laboratories, and the construction of a new sensory unit and office space. Included in the works is a kitchen area for consumer food preparation, sensory booths, open plan office with meeting rooms and toilet facilities in an area of approximately 700m2.
Starting with a large, empty warehouse, the need to convert it to a state-of-the-art hospitality training facility and a very tight timeline placed the Brosnan team under significant pressure to deliver. The fact the finished product also went on to win an Award is just one indication of the successful outcome of the project.
Tamaki Primary New Classrooms and Special Needs Satellite Unit
The ever-growing population of New Zealand means that our educational facilities are under constant review as the student roll also continues to grow. Add to that the requirement to cater for students with special needs and you have a project brief which is far from straightforward, including three additional classrooms and a special needs satellite unit, with related ancillary spaces.
Delays sometimes seem to be the byword of construction, but when they are caused by building consent issues, they can put great pressure on the construction team when the finish date is fixed and immovable. Such was the case with this important project in Papakura...
Projects at educational premises will tend to involve strict workarounds to enable the school to continue to deliver for its pupils during the construction phase or, alternatively, very short timeframes for completion when working during holiday periods. This project had both.
Refurbishments to school premises always have attendant challenges, due in the main to tight deadlines and the need for the school to continue with its vital role of education whilst the project continues. Add-in a location where high winds are prevalent and that makes for a tough project.
This project was essentially a weather-tightness assignment involving the School’s Main Hall and supporting facilities. What might appear a straightforward project was complicated by a capped budget and the tight deadline to hand the site back to the School on schedule.