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.