Taking the lead in fulfilling the District Energy Scheme for Christchurch, this building uses innovative and sustainable building solutions.
Client Ngai Tahu Properties
Dates February 2016 - January 2017
Key Project Facts
Total project value $17M
A six-storey car park comprising over 20,000m2 of car parking, ground floor secure parking for over 200 bikes, and four separate ground floor spaces dedicated to retail tenancies
Living green wall façade coupled with leading technology to allow for electric car charging stations, and the first District Energy Scheme plant room
Pre-fabrication of structural steel components
Delivered on time and on budget
Southbase worked collaboratively with the Client to deliver this multi-purpose building despite the challenges of climate, budget and programme. By value engineering the external façade and recommending pre-fabrication as a viable methodology, Southbase was able to accelerate the project schedule and thereby protect the Client’s budget.
The ability of the Southbase Team to adapt to weather conditions and their responsiveness to asbestos discoveries on site, mitigated risk for the Client and ensured that the project timeframes were in no way compromised.
Challenges and Solutions
This was a challenging project due to site access constraints and the impacts of a South Island Winter on the construction work.
To combat access issues and in order to reduce construction timeframes, Southbase recommended the use of pre-fabricated structural steel components within the building. Proactively responding to the challenges regarding the site and project timeframe ensured the integrity of the project budget and programme.
During construction, the accidental discovery of asbestos-containing material similarly demanded an efficient and pragmatic response from the Southbase Team. The removal of several containments of asbestos was successfully completed without any disruption to the critical path programme of the build.