• 193 Travis Road, New Brighton

    Completion: 2018

    Architecture: Architecture HDT

    Contractor: Apollo Projects

    The new $38.6 million QEII centre replaces the former Commonwealth games venue that was significantly damaged and subsequently demolished.

    The 5500-square-metre facility features a 130m long hydroslide, a 25x25m lap pool, a toddlers pool with adjoining splash pad, a lazy river, a learn-to-swim pool, a hydrotherapy pool, a spa, sauna and steam room. The hydroslide boasts New Zealand’s first Aquasphere, where riders enter a giant sphere and bank around the walls before dropping back into the high-speed twists and turns.

    Among the engineering innovations present are the moveable pool floor and ground improvement works. The 25m 10-lane pool has a moveable floor, which can be raised and lowered to allow for deep-water activity at one end and shallower activities such as aqua fitness and swimming lessons at the other. As the area suffered major liquefaction in the earthquakes, the building footprint sits atop some two thousand rammed aggregate piers (RAP’s). The 600mm diameter RAP’s extend to a depth of 4m and serve to create a stiff soil crust that supports the foundations and reduces the susceptibility to liquefaction and differential settlement.

  • 193 Travis Road, New Brighton

    Completion: 2018

    Architecture: Architecture HDT

    Contractor: Apollo Projects

    The new $38.6 million QEII centre replaces the former Commonwealth games venue that was significantly damaged and subsequently demolished.

    The 5500-square-metre facility features a 130m long hydroslide, a 25x25m lap pool, a toddlers pool with adjoining splash pad, a lazy river, a learn-to-swim pool, a hydrotherapy pool, a spa, sauna and steam room. The hydroslide boasts New Zealand’s first Aquasphere, where riders enter a giant sphere and bank around the walls before dropping back into the high-speed twists and turns.

    Among the engineering innovations present are the moveable pool floor and ground improvement works. The 25m 10-lane pool has a moveable floor, which can be raised and lowered to allow for deep-water activity at one end and shallower activities such as aqua fitness and swimming lessons at the other. As the area suffered major liquefaction in the earthquakes, the building footprint sits atop some two thousand rammed aggregate piers (RAP’s). The 600mm diameter RAP’s extend to a depth of 4m and serve to create a stiff soil crust that supports the foundations and reduces the susceptibility to liquefaction and differential settlement.

  • New Brighton, Christchurch

    Completion: 2018

    Construction: Fulton Hogan

    Structex was engaged to design the temporary works to enable the repair of earthquake damage to the New Brighton Pier. This involved design of 4m diameter caissons to create a dry working environment up to 10m below the high-tide level. Health & Safety was the key driver in this design due to the harsh seaside environment and work involved. This project required an iterative development of repair methodology with the contractor to meet a variety of constraints and challenges.

  • Dakota Park, Christchurch Airport

    Completion: 2015

    Architecture: Noel Strez Architects

    Construction: Hanham & Philp

    Structex was engaged by Christchurch International Airport Limited to provide structural engineering expertise for this manufacturing and administration facility. The 3600m2 warehouse features a bespoke 20m high section to house the tenant’s unique manufacturing equipment but was designed to be easily removed to provide future flexibility for the landlord.

    Collaboration between parties was key contributor to the success of the project through: sharing of 3D models between Structex and the architect, significantly improving co-ordination; discussion with preferred contractors on construction sequence and materials during design phase; sharing structural model with steel fabricator to reduce lead time on critical path element.

     

  • Dakota Park, Christchurch Airport

    Completion: 2015

    Architecture: Noel Strez Architects

    Construction: Hanham & Philp

    Structex was engaged by Christchurch International Airport Limited to provide structural engineering expertise for this manufacturing and administration facility. The 3600m2 warehouse features a bespoke 20m high section to house the tenant’s unique manufacturing equipment but was designed to be easily removed to provide future flexibility for the landlord.

    Collaboration between parties was key contributor to the success of the project through: sharing of 3D models between Structex and the architect, significantly improving co-ordination; discussion with preferred contractors on construction sequence and materials during design phase; sharing structural model with steel fabricator to reduce lead time on critical path element.

     

  • Dakota Park, Christchurch Airport

    Completion: 2015

    Architecture: Noel Strez Architects

    Construction: Hanham & Philp

    Structex was engaged by Christchurch International Airport Limited to provide structural engineering expertise for this manufacturing and administration facility. The 3600m2 warehouse features a bespoke 20m high section to house the tenant’s unique manufacturing equipment but was designed to be easily removed to provide future flexibility for the landlord.

    Collaboration between parties was key contributor to the success of the project through: sharing of 3D models between Structex and the architect, significantly improving co-ordination; discussion with preferred contractors on construction sequence and materials during design phase; sharing structural model with steel fabricator to reduce lead time on critical path element.

     

  • Dakota Park, Christchurch Airport

    Completion: 2015

    Architecture: Noel Strez Architects

    Construction: Hanham & Philp

    Structex was engaged by Christchurch International Airport Limited to provide structural engineering expertise for this manufacturing and administration facility. The 3600m2 warehouse features a bespoke 20m high section to house the tenant’s unique manufacturing equipment but was designed to be easily removed to provide future flexibility for the landlord.

    Collaboration between parties was key contributor to the success of the project through: sharing of 3D models between Structex and the architect, significantly improving co-ordination; discussion with preferred contractors on construction sequence and materials during design phase; sharing structural model with steel fabricator to reduce lead time on critical path element.

     

  • Dakota Park, Christchurch Airport

    Completion: 2015

    Architecture: Noel Strez Architects

    Construction: Hanham & Philp

    Structex was engaged by Christchurch International Airport Limited to provide structural engineering expertise for this manufacturing and administration facility. The 3600m2 warehouse features a bespoke 20m high section to house the tenant’s unique manufacturing equipment but was designed to be easily removed to provide future flexibility for the landlord.

    Collaboration between parties was key contributor to the success of the project through: sharing of 3D models between Structex and the architect, significantly improving co-ordination; discussion with preferred contractors on construction sequence and materials during design phase; sharing structural model with steel fabricator to reduce lead time on critical path element.

     

  • Dakota Park, Christchurch Airport

    Completion: 2015

    Architecture: Noel Strez Architects

    Construction: Hanham & Philp

    Structex was engaged by Christchurch International Airport Limited to provide structural engineering expertise for this manufacturing and administration facility. The 3600m2 warehouse features a bespoke 20m high section to house the tenant’s unique manufacturing equipment but was designed to be easily removed to provide future flexibility for the landlord.

    Collaboration between parties was key contributor to the success of the project through: sharing of 3D models between Structex and the architect, significantly improving co-ordination; discussion with preferred contractors on construction sequence and materials during design phase; sharing structural model with steel fabricator to reduce lead time on critical path element.

     

  • Dakota Park, Christchurch Airport

    Completion: 2015

    Architecture: Noel Strez Architects

    Construction: Hanham & Philp

    Structex was engaged by Christchurch International Airport Limited to provide structural engineering expertise for this manufacturing and administration facility. The 3600m2 warehouse features a bespoke 20m high section to house the tenant’s unique manufacturing equipment but was designed to be easily removed to provide future flexibility for the landlord.

    Collaboration between parties was key contributor to the success of the project through: sharing of 3D models between Structex and the architect, significantly improving co-ordination; discussion with preferred contractors on construction sequence and materials during design phase; sharing structural model with steel fabricator to reduce lead time on critical path element.

     

  • 16 London Street, Lyttelton

    Completion: 2013

    Architecture: Don Donnithorne Architects

    This quant old bookshop in Lyttelton has been refurbished into a popular new bar while still retaining some of the its period features. Structex were instrumental in designing the structural repair and strengthening works to work with the distinctive new interior fitout.

  • 16 London Street, Lyttelton

    Completion: 2013

    Architecture: Don Donnithorne Architects

    This quant old bookshop in Lyttelton has been refurbished into a popular new bar while still retaining some of the its period features. Structex were instrumental in designing the structural repair and strengthening works to work with the distinctive new interior fitout.

  • 16 London Street, Lyttelton

    Completion: 2013

    Architecture: Don Donnithorne Architects

    This quant old bookshop in Lyttelton has been refurbished into a popular new bar while still retaining some of the its period features. Structex were instrumental in designing the structural repair and strengthening works to work with the distinctive new interior fitout.

  • Addington, Christchurch

    Completion: 2005

    Architecture: Fulton Ross Team Architects

    Construction: Fletcher Construction

    The design of these three-storey townhouses was challenged by constraints of time, style and serviceability, demanding a design solution outside of the normal approach.

    The solution developed used the benefits of a precast concrete system. Floor systems were a custom precast element including service ducts. Complex stair shapes with winders were formed in a mould with multiple re-uses. Elements were tailored to the capacity of the crawler crane. The architectural aesthetics of traditional cladding forms integrated with the appearance of the traditional neighbourhood.

    Design Features:

    • Fully precast walls, floors, and stairs with winders.
    • Efficient use of concrete for structure, acoustics, fire protection.
  • Addington, Christchurch

    Completion: 2005

    Architecture: Fulton Ross Team Architects

    Construction: Fletcher Construction

    The design of these three-storey townhouses was challenged by constraints of time, style and serviceability, demanding a design solution outside of the normal approach.

    The solution developed used the benefits of a precast concrete system. Floor systems were a custom precast element including service ducts. Complex stair shapes with winders were formed in a mould with multiple re-uses. Elements were tailored to the capacity of the crawler crane. The architectural aesthetics of traditional cladding forms integrated with the appearance of the traditional neighbourhood.

    Design Features:

    • Fully precast walls, floors, and stairs with winders.
    • Efficient use of concrete for structure, acoustics, fire protection.
  • Worsleys Road, Christchurch

    Completion: 2016

    Architecture: AW Architects

    Construction: Amalagamated Builders

    Structex was engaged to design retail buildings for the adventure park village as well as four ziplines that weave down the valley towards it. This was a fast-track project with only ten months between the concept design and completion of construction. The village buildings are exceptional examples of what is possible with modern day timber construction; only one piece of structural steel was required in the café building pictured and encourage responsible construction practices with renewable resources.

  • Worsleys Road, Christchurch

    Completion: 2016

    Architecture: AW Architects

    Construction: Amalagamated Builders

    Structex was engaged to design retail buildings for the adventure park village as well as four ziplines that weave down the valley towards it. This was a fast-track project with only ten months between the concept design and completion of construction. The village buildings are exceptional examples of what is possible with modern day timber construction; only one piece of structural steel was required in the café building pictured and encourage responsible construction practices with renewable resources.

  • Marisco Vineyards, Marlborough

    Completion: 2018

    Architecture: Bureaux

    Construction: Robinson Construction

    Structex were commissioned in 2010 to provide structural engineering services for a $40m landmark winery facility for Marisco Vineyards Ltd in the Waihopai Valley. Dubbed “The Rock Project” due to its 14m high double skinned gabion walls, the winery includes many time and cost saving innovations: the roof, ceiling and fixed wine lines were preassembled on the ground and lifted into position in sections to meet pressing timeframes and eliminate safety and access challenges; mechanical services are hidden away in underground tunnels; and the walls constructed in purpose-made stainless steel gabions mounted onto a modular steel structure.

  • Marisco Vineyards, Marlborough

    Completion: 2018

    Architecture: Bureaux

    Construction: Robinson Construction

    Structex were commissioned in 2010 to provide structural engineering services for a $40m landmark winery facility for Marisco Vineyards Ltd in the Waihopai Valley. Dubbed “The Rock Project” due to its 14m high double skinned gabion walls, the winery includes many time and cost saving innovations: the roof, ceiling and fixed wine lines were preassembled on the ground and lifted into position in sections to meet pressing timeframes and eliminate safety and access challenges; mechanical services are hidden away in underground tunnels; and the walls constructed in purpose-made stainless steel gabions mounted onto a modular steel structure.

  • Marisco Vineyards, Marlborough

    Completion: 2018

    Architecture: Bureaux

    Construction: Robinson Construction

    Structex were commissioned in 2010 to provide structural engineering services for a $40m landmark winery facility for Marisco Vineyards Ltd in the Waihopai Valley. Dubbed “The Rock Project” due to its 14m high double skinned gabion walls, the winery includes many time and cost saving innovations: the roof, ceiling and fixed wine lines were preassembled on the ground and lifted into position in sections to meet pressing timeframes and eliminate safety and access challenges; mechanical services are hidden away in underground tunnels; and the walls constructed in purpose-made stainless steel gabions mounted onto a modular steel structure.

  • Marisco Vineyards, Marlborough

    Completion: 2018

    Architecture: Bureaux

    Construction: Robinson Construction

    Structex were commissioned in 2010 to provide structural engineering services for a $40m landmark winery facility for Marisco Vineyards Ltd in the Waihopai Valley. Dubbed “The Rock Project” due to its 14m high double skinned gabion walls, the winery includes many time and cost saving innovations: the roof, ceiling and fixed wine lines were preassembled on the ground and lifted into position in sections to meet pressing timeframes and eliminate safety and access challenges; mechanical services are hidden away in underground tunnels; and the walls constructed in purpose-made stainless steel gabions mounted onto a modular steel structure.

  • Marisco Vineyards, Marlborough

    Completion: 2018

    Architecture: Bureaux

    Construction: Robinson Construction

    Structex were commissioned in 2010 to provide structural engineering services for a $40m landmark winery facility for Marisco Vineyards Ltd in the Waihopai Valley. Dubbed “The Rock Project” due to its 14m high double skinned gabion walls, the winery includes many time and cost saving innovations: the roof, ceiling and fixed wine lines were preassembled on the ground and lifted into position in sections to meet pressing timeframes and eliminate safety and access challenges; mechanical services are hidden away in underground tunnels; and the walls constructed in purpose-made stainless steel gabions mounted onto a modular steel structure.

  • Marisco Vineyards, Marlborough

    Completion: 2018

    Architecture: Bureaux

    Construction: Robinson Construction

    Structex were commissioned in 2010 to provide structural engineering services for a $40m landmark winery facility for Marisco Vineyards Ltd in the Waihopai Valley. Dubbed “The Rock Project” due to its 14m high double skinned gabion walls, the winery includes many time and cost saving innovations: the roof, ceiling and fixed wine lines were preassembled on the ground and lifted into position in sections to meet pressing timeframes and eliminate safety and access challenges; mechanical services are hidden away in underground tunnels; and the walls constructed in purpose-made stainless steel gabions mounted onto a modular steel structure.

  • Lyttelton Port, Christchurch

    Completion: 2017

    Architecture: Athfield Architects

    Construction: Naylor Love

    This three-storey building provides facilities for both the port’s administration and operations staff, including office space, meeting rooms, locker rooms and a cafeteria, and features exposed structure throughout. The building is located on the waterfront on reclaimed land, and is supported on piles. To minimise seismic risk to the client, the building was designed to Importance Level 3, and the concrete shear walls were designed with a high level of detailing, to reduce the likely damage in a large earthquake.

  • Lyttelton Port, Christchurch

    Completion: 2017

    Architecture: Athfield Architects

    Construction: Naylor Love

    This three-storey building provides facilities for both the port’s administration and operations staff, including office space, meeting rooms, locker rooms and a cafeteria, and features exposed structure throughout. The building is located on the waterfront on reclaimed land, and is supported on piles. To minimise seismic risk to the client, the building was designed to Importance Level 3, and the concrete shear walls were designed with a high level of detailing, to reduce the likely damage in a large earthquake.

  • Lyttelton Port, Christchurch

    Completion: 2017

    Architecture: Athfield Architects

    Construction: Naylor Love

    This three-storey building provides facilities for both the port’s administration and operations staff, including office space, meeting rooms, locker rooms and a cafeteria, and features exposed structure throughout. The building is located on the waterfront on reclaimed land, and is supported on piles. To minimise seismic risk to the client, the building was designed to Importance Level 3, and the concrete shear walls were designed with a high level of detailing, to reduce the likely damage in a large earthquake.

  • Lyttelton Port, Christchurch

    Completion: 2017

    Architecture: Athfield Architects

    Construction: Naylor Love

    This three-storey building provides facilities for both the port’s administration and operations staff, including office space, meeting rooms, locker rooms and a cafeteria, and features exposed structure throughout. The building is located on the waterfront on reclaimed land, and is supported on piles. To minimise seismic risk to the client, the building was designed to Importance Level 3, and the concrete shear walls were designed with a high level of detailing, to reduce the likely damage in a large earthquake.

  • Lyttelton Port, Christchurch

    Completion: 2017

    Architecture: Athfield Architects

    Construction: Naylor Love

    This three-storey building provides facilities for both the port’s administration and operations staff, including office space, meeting rooms, locker rooms and a cafeteria, and features exposed structure throughout. The building is located on the waterfront on reclaimed land, and is supported on piles. To minimise seismic risk to the client, the building was designed to Importance Level 3, and the concrete shear walls were designed with a high level of detailing, to reduce the likely damage in a large earthquake.

  • 16 Kahu Road, Christchurch

    Completion: 2014

    Architecture: Tony Ussher

    Construction: Simon Construction

    Structex were engaged to provide seismic strengthening design and specify earthquake repairs to this building. Careful co-ordination with the entire project team was needed to ensure the fabric of this important heritage structure was retained.

  • 16 Kahu Road, Christchurch

    Completion: 2014

    Architecture: Tony Ussher

    Construction: Simon Construction

    Structex were engaged to provide seismic strengthening design and specify earthquake repairs to this building. Careful co-ordination with the entire project team was needed to ensure the fabric of this important heritage structure was retained.

  • 16 Kahu Road, Christchurch

    Completion: 2014

    Architecture: Tony Ussher

    Construction: Simon Construction

    Structex were engaged to provide seismic strengthening design and specify earthquake repairs to this building. Careful co-ordination with the entire project team was needed to ensure the fabric of this important heritage structure was retained.

  • 16 Kahu Road, Christchurch

    Completion: 2014

    Architecture: Tony Ussher

    Construction: Simon Construction

    Structex were engaged to provide seismic strengthening design and specify earthquake repairs to this building. Careful co-ordination with the entire project team was needed to ensure the fabric of this important heritage structure was retained.

  • 16 Kahu Road, Christchurch

    Completion: 2014

    Architecture: Tony Ussher

    Construction: Simon Construction

    Structex were engaged to provide seismic strengthening design and specify earthquake repairs to this building. Careful co-ordination with the entire project team was needed to ensure the fabric of this important heritage structure was retained.

  • Dunedin International Airport

    Completion: 2017

    Architecture: Baker Garden Architects

    Construction: Signal Management Group

    Structex provided structural engineering expertise for the strengthening and extension of Dunedin International Airport Limited’s (DIAL) existing baggage handling area. Major reconfiguration of the facility was required to accommodate improved trolley movements and the new partially suspended Glidepath baggage handling equipment. In collaboration with Signal Management Group, a short design period with staged construction was employed for minimal disturbance to airport operations. An Importance Level 3 was adopted for the 1200m2 single-storey steel frame building.

  • Dunedin International Airport

    Completion: 2017

    Architecture: Baker Garden Architects

    Construction: Signal Management Group

    Structex provided structural engineering expertise for the strengthening and extension of Dunedin International Airport Limited’s (DIAL) existing baggage handling area. Major reconfiguration of the facility was required to accommodate improved trolley movements and the new partially suspended Glidepath baggage handling equipment. In collaboration with Signal Management Group, a short design period with staged construction was employed for minimal disturbance to airport operations. An Importance Level 3 was adopted for the 1200m2 single-storey steel frame building.

  • Dunedin International Airport

    Completion: 2017

    Architecture: Baker Garden Architects

    Construction: Signal Management Group

    Structex provided structural engineering expertise for the strengthening and extension of Dunedin International Airport Limited’s (DIAL) existing baggage handling area. Major reconfiguration of the facility was required to accommodate improved trolley movements and the new partially suspended Glidepath baggage handling equipment. In collaboration with Signal Management Group, a short design period with staged construction was employed for minimal disturbance to airport operations. An Importance Level 3 was adopted for the 1200m2 single-storey steel frame building.

  • Dunedin International Airport

    Completion: 2017

    Architecture: Baker Garden Architects

    Construction: Signal Management Group

    Structex provided structural engineering expertise for the strengthening and extension of Dunedin International Airport Limited’s (DIAL) existing baggage handling area. Major reconfiguration of the facility was required to accommodate improved trolley movements and the new partially suspended Glidepath baggage handling equipment. In collaboration with Signal Management Group, a short design period with staged construction was employed for minimal disturbance to airport operations. An Importance Level 3 was adopted for the 1200m2 single-storey steel frame building.

  • Tiwai Point, Bluff

    Completion: 2011

    Construction: Fulton Hogan

    Designed and constructed between 2008 and 2011, this project involved the overall project design and coordination, assessment and reburbishment of the existing bridge piers and design of new approaches and abutments for a total deck replacement of approximately 500m length. The new deck consisted of a two-lane wide 900mm double hollowcore structure. The deck units were a Stahlton design-build component. Structex worked with contractor Fulton Hogan to design a bespoke gantry crane system to remove the old sections of deck and place the new double hollowcore units. This unique construction methodology gave Fulton Hogan a competitive advantage, enabling it to secure the contract with the Invercargill City Council.

  • 112-116 Cashel Street, Christchurch CBD

    Completion: 2017

    Architecture: AW Architects

    Construction: Cook Brothers Construction

    This four storey mixed-use commercial building includes retail on the ground floor, 2 and a half floor office space with the remaining top floor a high-end residential apartment. The site is ‘land-locked’ with limited access gained via the pedestrial Cashel Mall. Floor areas were maximised to make full use of the site, and apartment cantilevers over the adjacent ‘Plymouth Lane’. The structure utilises steel braced and moment frames and concrete shear walls.

     

     

  • 112-116 Cashel Street, Christchurch CBD

    Completion: 2017

    Architecture: AW Architects

    Construction: Cook Brothers Construction

    This four storey mixed-use commercial building includes retail on the ground floor, 2 and a half floor office space with the remaining top floor a high-end residential apartment. The site is ‘land-locked’ with limited access gained via the pedestrial Cashel Mall. Floor areas were maximised to make full use of the site, and apartment cantilevers over the adjacent ‘Plymouth Lane’. The structure utilises steel braced and moment frames and concrete shear walls.

     

     

  • 112-116 Cashel Street, Christchurch CBD

    Completion: 2017

    Architecture: AW Architects

    Construction: Cook Brothers Construction

    This four storey mixed-use commercial building includes retail on the ground floor, 2 and a half floor office space with the remaining top floor a high-end residential apartment. The site is ‘land-locked’ with limited access gained via the pedestrial Cashel Mall. Floor areas were maximised to make full use of the site, and apartment cantilevers over the adjacent ‘Plymouth Lane’. The structure utilises steel braced and moment frames and concrete shear walls.

     

     

  • 112-116 Cashel Street, Christchurch CBD

    Completion: 2017

    Architecture: AW Architects

    Construction: Cook Brothers Construction

    This four storey mixed-use commercial building includes retail on the ground floor, 2 and a half floor office space with the remaining top floor a high-end residential apartment. The site is ‘land-locked’ with limited access gained via the pedestrial Cashel Mall. Floor areas were maximised to make full use of the site, and apartment cantilevers over the adjacent ‘Plymouth Lane’. The structure utilises steel braced and moment frames and concrete shear walls.

     

     

  • 112-116 Cashel Street, Christchurch CBD

    Completion: 2017

    Architecture: AW Architects

    Construction: Cook Brothers Construction

    This four storey mixed-use commercial building includes retail on the ground floor, 2 and a half floor office space with the remaining top floor a high-end residential apartment. The site is ‘land-locked’ with limited access gained via the pedestrial Cashel Mall. Floor areas were maximised to make full use of the site, and apartment cantilevers over the adjacent ‘Plymouth Lane’. The structure utilises steel braced and moment frames and concrete shear walls.

     

     

  • Yealands Estate Winery, Marlborough

    Completion: 2008

    Architecture: Nott Architects

    Construction: Robinson Construction

    Structex worked with Apollo Projects on the delivery of this renowned $35m, 10,000 tonne winery facility on a green field site near Seddon. The highly acclaimed project included numerous landmark and award-winning sustainable features. Work has continued since the first vintage, as the winery continues to expand to meet production growth, and included a rapid response to the 2013 Seddon earthquake that caused extensive damage to the wine tanks.

  • Yealands Estate Winery, Marlborough

    Completion: 2008

    Architecture: Nott Architects

    Construction: Robinson Construction

    Structex worked with Apollo Projects on the delivery of this renowned $35m, 10,000 tonne winery facility on a green field site near Seddon. The highly acclaimed project included numerous landmark and award-winning sustainable features. Work has continued since the first vintage, as the winery continues to expand to meet production growth, and included a rapid response to the 2013 Seddon earthquake that caused extensive damage to the wine tanks.

  • Yealands Estate Winery, Marlborough

    Completion: 2008

    Architecture: Nott Architects

    Construction: Robinson Construction

    Structex worked with Apollo Projects on the delivery of this renowned $35m, 10,000 tonne winery facility on a green field site near Seddon. The highly acclaimed project included numerous landmark and award-winning sustainable features. Work has continued since the first vintage, as the winery continues to expand to meet production growth, and included a rapid response to the 2013 Seddon earthquake that caused extensive damage to the wine tanks.

  • Yealands Estate Winery, Marlborough

    Completion: 2008

    Architecture: Nott Architects

    Construction: Robinson Construction

    Structex worked with Apollo Projects on the delivery of this renowned $35m, 10,000 tonne winery facility on a green field site near Seddon. The highly acclaimed project included numerous landmark and award-winning sustainable features. Work has continued since the first vintage, as the winery continues to expand to meet production growth, and included a rapid response to the 2013 Seddon earthquake that caused extensive damage to the wine tanks.

  • 83 High Street, Greymouth

    Completion: 2016

    Architecture: Boon Team Architects

    Construction: CYB Construction

    Structural design of a new 1600m2 indoor sport facility in Greymouth. Designed as a post-disaster IL4 structure, the facility includes a two storey gymnasium and studio and a feature three-dimensional space truss spanning the sports arena.

    Awards: 

    2017 – NZ Commercial Projects Awards – Silver

  • 83 High Street, Greymouth

    Completion: 2016

    Architecture: Boon Team Architects

    Construction: CYB Construction

    Structural design of a new 1600m2 indoor sport facility in Greymouth. Designed as a post-disaster IL4 structure, the facility includes a two storey gymnasium and studio and a feature three-dimensional space truss spanning the sports arena.

    Awards: 

    2017 – NZ Commercial Projects Awards – Silver

  • 83 High Street, Greymouth

    Completion: 2016

    Architecture: Boon Team Architects

    Construction: CYB Construction

    Structural design of a new 1600m2 indoor sport facility in Greymouth. Designed as a post-disaster IL4 structure, the facility includes a two storey gymnasium and studio and a feature three-dimensional space truss spanning the sports arena.

    Awards: 

    2017 – NZ Commercial Projects Awards – Silver

  • 83 High Street, Greymouth

    Completion: 2016

    Architecture: Boon Team Architects

    Construction: CYB Construction

    Structural design of a new 1600m2 indoor sport facility in Greymouth. Designed as a post-disaster IL4 structure, the facility includes a two storey gymnasium and studio and a feature three-dimensional space truss spanning the sports arena.

    Awards: 

    2017 – NZ Commercial Projects Awards – Silver

  • 83 High Street, Greymouth

    Completion: 2016

    Architecture: Boon Team Architects

    Construction: CYB Construction

    Structural design of a new 1600m2 indoor sport facility in Greymouth. Designed as a post-disaster IL4 structure, the facility includes a two storey gymnasium and studio and a feature three-dimensional space truss spanning the sports arena.

    Awards: 

    2017 – NZ Commercial Projects Awards – Silver

  • 83 High Street, Greymouth

    Completion: 2016

    Architecture: Boon Team Architects

    Construction: CYB Construction

    Structural design of a new 1600m2 indoor sport facility in Greymouth. Designed as a post-disaster IL4 structure, the facility includes a two storey gymnasium and studio and a feature three-dimensional space truss spanning the sports arena.

    Awards: 

    2017 – NZ Commercial Projects Awards – Silver

  • 83 High Street, Greymouth

    Completion: 2016

    Architecture: Boon Team Architects

    Construction: CYB Construction

    Structural design of a new 1600m2 indoor sport facility in Greymouth. Designed as a post-disaster IL4 structure, the facility includes a two storey gymnasium and studio and a feature three-dimensional space truss spanning the sports arena.

    Awards: 

    2017 – NZ Commercial Projects Awards – Silver

  • 155 Orchard Road, Christchurch Airport

    Completion: 2018

    Architecture: Ikon Architecture

    Contractor: Apollo Projects

    Go Rentals is one of a handful of rental car buildings Structex has designed for the Christchurch International Airport. The site comprises of 3 separate buildings to facilitate the companies needs for a reception area, workshop, carwash and grooming areas.

    With large external cantilevering canopies and internal mezzanine levels, there are some interesting design features in these buildings. Alongside the structural design, Structex was also engaged to coordinate the construction within the building of the complex car washing equipment that required trenching and careful planning of mechanical services.

    Other rental car buildings that Structex has provided structural engineering services for include Jucy Rentals, Omega Rentals, Spaceship Rentals, Snap Rentals and A Rentals.

  • 155 Orchard Road, Christchurch Airport

    Completion: 2018

    Architecture: Ikon Architecture

    Contractor: Apollo Projects

    Go Rentals is one of a handful of rental car buildings Structex has designed for the Christchurch International Airport. The site comprises of 3 separate buildings to facilitate the companies needs for a reception area, workshop, carwash and grooming areas.

    With large external cantilevering canopies and internal mezzanine levels, there are some interesting design features in these buildings. Alongside the structural design, Structex was also engaged to coordinate the construction within the building of the complex car washing equipment that required trenching and careful planning of mechanical services.

    Other rental car buildings that Structex has provided structural engineering services for include Jucy Rentals, Omega Rentals, Spaceship Rentals, Snap Rentals and A Rentals.

  • 155 Orchard Road, Christchurch Airport

    Completion: 2018

    Architecture: Ikon Architecture

    Contractor: Apollo Projects

    Go Rentals is one of a handful of rental car buildings Structex has designed for the Christchurch International Airport. The site comprises of 3 separate buildings to facilitate the companies needs for a reception area, workshop, carwash and grooming areas.

    With large external cantilevering canopies and internal mezzanine levels, there are some interesting design features in these buildings. Alongside the structural design, Structex was also engaged to coordinate the construction within the building of the complex car washing equipment that required trenching and careful planning of mechanical services.

    Other rental car buildings that Structex has provided structural engineering services for include Jucy Rentals, Omega Rentals, Spaceship Rentals, Snap Rentals and A Rentals.

  • 155 Orchard Road, Christchurch Airport

    Completion: 2018

    Architecture: Ikon Architecture

    Contractor: Apollo Projects

    Go Rentals is one of a handful of rental car buildings Structex has designed for the Christchurch International Airport. The site comprises of 3 separate buildings to facilitate the companies needs for a reception area, workshop, carwash and grooming areas.

    With large external cantilevering canopies and internal mezzanine levels, there are some interesting design features in these buildings. Alongside the structural design, Structex was also engaged to coordinate the construction within the building of the complex car washing equipment that required trenching and careful planning of mechanical services.

    Other rental car buildings that Structex has provided structural engineering services for include Jucy Rentals, Omega Rentals, Spaceship Rentals, Snap Rentals and A Rentals.

  • Completion: 2018

    Architecture: DLA Architects

    Construction: Colin Shore Building

    Structex provided structural engineering expertise for the strengthening and extension of the Richard Pearse Airport, Timaru. The works consisted of a new baggage collection area, modern décor, upgraded entrances and exits, and ablutions. Structex worked alongside DLA to complete the staged construction to ensure the operational side of the airport could continue with minimal disruption to passengers. The strengthening and extension integrates new structural steel seamlessly into the existing building elements.

  • Completion: 2018

    Architecture: DLA Architects

    Construction: Colin Shore Building

    Structex provided structural engineering expertise for the strengthening and extension of the Richard Pearse Airport, Timaru. The works consisted of a new baggage collection area, modern décor, upgraded entrances and exits, and ablutions. Structex worked alongside DLA to complete the staged construction to ensure the operational side of the airport could continue with minimal disruption to passengers. The strengthening and extension integrates new structural steel seamlessly into the existing building elements.

  • Completion: 2018

    Architecture: DLA Architects

    Construction: Colin Shore Building

    Structex provided structural engineering expertise for the strengthening and extension of the Richard Pearse Airport, Timaru. The works consisted of a new baggage collection area, modern décor, upgraded entrances and exits, and ablutions. Structex worked alongside DLA to complete the staged construction to ensure the operational side of the airport could continue with minimal disruption to passengers. The strengthening and extension integrates new structural steel seamlessly into the existing building elements.

  • Completion: 2018

    Architecture: DLA Architects

    Construction: Colin Shore Building

    Structex provided structural engineering expertise for the strengthening and extension of the Richard Pearse Airport, Timaru. The works consisted of a new baggage collection area, modern décor, upgraded entrances and exits, and ablutions. Structex worked alongside DLA to complete the staged construction to ensure the operational side of the airport could continue with minimal disruption to passengers. The strengthening and extension integrates new structural steel seamlessly into the existing building elements.

  • Location: Hari Hari, West Coast

    Structex was engaged to design the powerhouse for the 7.7MW Amethyst Hydro Scheme. This involved the design of a precast concrete building envelope with a removable roof for equipment installation. The foundations were over 4m deep to encompass the penstock generator and tailrace. A challenging design due to the impact of the Alpine Fault located less than 1km away. Health & Safety was the key driver in the design due to the harsh environment and depth of excavations.

  • 500 Colombo Street, Christchurch

    Completion: 2013

    Architecture: Nott Architects

    Construction: Gary Mason Construction

    Severely damaged following the Canterbury earthquakes, this project restored the building to 100% NBS while retaining the early 1900’s street frontage and ornate plaster ceiling.

  • 500 Colombo Street, Christchurch

    Completion: 2013

    Architecture: Nott Architects

    Construction: Gary Mason Construction

    Severely damaged following the Canterbury earthquakes, this project restored the building to 100% NBS while retaining the early 1900’s street frontage and ornate plaster ceiling.

  • 500 Colombo Street, Christchurch

    Completion: 2013

    Architecture: Nott Architects

    Construction: Gary Mason Construction

    Severely damaged following the Canterbury earthquakes, this project restored the building to 100% NBS while retaining the early 1900’s street frontage and ornate plaster ceiling.

  • 500 Colombo Street, Christchurch

    Completion: 2013

    Architecture: Nott Architects

    Construction: Gary Mason Construction

    Severely damaged following the Canterbury earthquakes, this project restored the building to 100% NBS while retaining the early 1900’s street frontage and ornate plaster ceiling.

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  • Cloudy Bay Business Park, Riverlands, Blenheim

    Completion: 2013

    Architecture: Nott Architects

    Construction: Apollo Projects

    Structex planned and designed this $12m, 6000 tonne green field winery in the Cloudy Bay Business Park near Blenheim. The main building is 3100 m2 and includes a two storey office and amenities building. The process flow was designed to take advantage of the sloping site.

  • Cloudy Bay Business Park, Riverlands, Blenheim

    Completion: 2013

    Architecture: Nott Architects

    Construction: Apollo Projects

    Structex planned and designed this $12m, 6000 tonne green field winery in the Cloudy Bay Business Park near Blenheim. The main building is 3100 m2 and includes a two storey office and amenities building. The process flow was designed to take advantage of the sloping site.

  • Cloudy Bay Business Park, Riverlands, Blenheim

    Completion: 2013

    Architecture: Nott Architects

    Construction: Apollo Projects

    Structex planned and designed this $12m, 6000 tonne green field winery in the Cloudy Bay Business Park near Blenheim. The main building is 3100 m2 and includes a two storey office and amenities building. The process flow was designed to take advantage of the sloping site.

  • 47 London Street, Lyttelton

    Completion: 2011

    Construction: Freeman Ball Developments

    This Lyttelton institution was urgently put back into business thanks to the Structex team. Work was undertaken to repair earthquake damage, strengthen the building and enlarge the commercial kitchen, while retaining the key period features and under tight timeframes.

  • 47 London Street, Lyttelton

    Completion: 2011

    Construction: Freeman Ball Developments

    This Lyttelton institution was urgently put back into business thanks to the Structex team. Work was undertaken to repair earthquake damage, strengthen the building and enlarge the commercial kitchen, while retaining the key period features and under tight timeframes.

  • 47 London Street, Lyttelton

    Completion: 2011

    Construction: Freeman Ball Developments

    This Lyttelton institution was urgently put back into business thanks to the Structex team. Work was undertaken to repair earthquake damage, strengthen the building and enlarge the commercial kitchen, while retaining the key period features and under tight timeframes.

  • 2 Alfred Street, Blenheim

    Completion: 2017

    Architecture: Nott Architects

    Construction: Robinson Construction

    Winstanley Kerridge is a three-storey commerical building in the Blenheim town centre. The building provides hospitality and office space, predominantly to its namesake accounting firm Winstanley Kerridge. Structex acted in a lead consultant role while undertaking full structural design services for the project.

    The building is primarily of precast concrete construction, including the flooring system, columns and walls. The latter typically forms the lateral load resisting system as well as much of the exterior facade. These were detailed to reduce the amount of damage in an earthquake event. Curtain wall glazing and a decorative aluminium screen complete the exterior look. A large geogrid reinforced gravel raft sits beneath the building to mitigate the risk of lateral spreading, due to its proximity to the nearly Taylor River.

  • 2 Alfred Street, Blenheim

    Completion: 2017

    Architecture: Nott Architects

    Construction: Robinson Construction

    Winstanley Kerridge is a three-storey commerical building in the Blenheim town centre. The building provides hospitality and office space, predominantly to its namesake accounting firm Winstanley Kerridge. Structex acted in a lead consultant role while undertaking full structural design services for the project.

    The building is primarily of precast concrete construction, including the flooring system, columns and walls. The latter typically forms the lateral load resisting system as well as much of the exterior facade. These were detailed to reduce the amount of damage in an earthquake event. Curtain wall glazing and a decorative aluminium screen complete the exterior look. A large geogrid reinforced gravel raft sits beneath the building to mitigate the risk of lateral spreading, due to its proximity to the nearly Taylor River.

  • 2 Alfred Street, Blenheim

    Completion: 2017

    Architecture: Nott Architects

    Construction: Robinson Construction

    Winstanley Kerridge is a three-storey commerical building in the Blenheim town centre. The building provides hospitality and office space, predominantly to its namesake accounting firm Winstanley Kerridge. Structex acted in a lead consultant role while undertaking full structural design services for the project.

    The building is primarily of precast concrete construction, including the flooring system, columns and walls. The latter typically forms the lateral load resisting system as well as much of the exterior facade. These were detailed to reduce the amount of damage in an earthquake event. Curtain wall glazing and a decorative aluminium screen complete the exterior look. A large geogrid reinforced gravel raft sits beneath the building to mitigate the risk of lateral spreading, due to its proximity to the nearly Taylor River.

  • 2 Alfred Street, Blenheim

    Completion: 2017

    Architecture: Nott Architects

    Construction: Robinson Construction

    Winstanley Kerridge is a three-storey commerical building in the Blenheim town centre. The building provides hospitality and office space, predominantly to its namesake accounting firm Winstanley Kerridge. Structex acted in a lead consultant role while undertaking full structural design services for the project.

    The building is primarily of precast concrete construction, including the flooring system, columns and walls. The latter typically forms the lateral load resisting system as well as much of the exterior facade. These were detailed to reduce the amount of damage in an earthquake event. Curtain wall glazing and a decorative aluminium screen complete the exterior look. A large geogrid reinforced gravel raft sits beneath the building to mitigate the risk of lateral spreading, due to its proximity to the nearly Taylor River.

  • 2 Alfred Street, Blenheim

    Completion: 2017

    Architecture: Nott Architects

    Construction: Robinson Construction

    Winstanley Kerridge is a three-storey commerical building in the Blenheim town centre. The building provides hospitality and office space, predominantly to its namesake accounting firm Winstanley Kerridge. Structex acted in a lead consultant role while undertaking full structural design services for the project.

    The building is primarily of precast concrete construction, including the flooring system, columns and walls. The latter typically forms the lateral load resisting system as well as much of the exterior facade. These were detailed to reduce the amount of damage in an earthquake event. Curtain wall glazing and a decorative aluminium screen complete the exterior look. A large geogrid reinforced gravel raft sits beneath the building to mitigate the risk of lateral spreading, due to its proximity to the nearly Taylor River.

  • 2 Alfred Street, Blenheim

    Completion: 2017

    Architecture: Nott Architects

    Construction: Robinson Construction

    Winstanley Kerridge is a three-storey commerical building in the Blenheim town centre. The building provides hospitality and office space, predominantly to its namesake accounting firm Winstanley Kerridge. Structex acted in a lead consultant role while undertaking full structural design services for the project.

    The building is primarily of precast concrete construction, including the flooring system, columns and walls. The latter typically forms the lateral load resisting system as well as much of the exterior facade. These were detailed to reduce the amount of damage in an earthquake event. Curtain wall glazing and a decorative aluminium screen complete the exterior look. A large geogrid reinforced gravel raft sits beneath the building to mitigate the risk of lateral spreading, due to its proximity to the nearly Taylor River.

  • 20 Cashel Street, Christchurch

    Completion: 2015

    Architecture: Sheppard & Rout

    Construction: Fletcher Construction

    After the demolition of their building in the Canterbury earthquakes, Structex helped the Child Cancer Foundation and the rest of the project team, who all made various donations of time and materials, to deliver a new home for this great organisation.

    Being predominantly a steel and timber construction, the building is supported on hollow timber piles to overcome the local ground issues.

  • Completion: 2013

    Structex was engaged to provide a structural peer review of the design of the Christchurch Transitional Cathedral. With tight timelines to design and build the temporary replacement for the damaged Christchurch Cathedral, Structex worked with the designers (Warren and Mahoney and Holmes Consulting) to peer review the structural design as the building evolved assisting with the passage of the building through the Building Consent process.

  • 62 Worchester Boulevard, Christchurch

    Completion: 2008

    Architecture: Weir Walker

    Construction: Hawkins

    Originally known as “Club Tower” this was the South Island’s first A-grade office accommodation tower with a five-star green building rating. It comprises a nine-storey steel frame tower over a three-storey pre-cast concrete podium with full basement parking.  The site presented geotechnical challenges caused by its proximity to the Avon River; ultimately a reinforced concrete basement raft foundation was adopted that extended to the boundaries and neighbouring buildings on all sides. HSBC Tower suffered only minor damage and was passed fit for reoccupation following the Canterbury earthquake of February 2011 without requiring any structural repair. The building’s performance is widely credited to the expertise of the Structex team and the quality of workmanship.  It has been described as the safest multi-level building in Christchurch, and has become a case study for the successful design of high-rise buildings in an earthquake zone.

  • 62 Worchester Boulevard, Christchurch

    Completion: 2008

    Architecture: Weir Walker

    Construction: Hawkins

    Originally known as “Club Tower” this was the South Island’s first A-grade office accommodation tower with a five-star green building rating. It comprises a nine-storey steel frame tower over a three-storey pre-cast concrete podium with full basement parking.  The site presented geotechnical challenges caused by its proximity to the Avon River; ultimately a reinforced concrete basement raft foundation was adopted that extended to the boundaries and neighbouring buildings on all sides. HSBC Tower suffered only minor damage and was passed fit for reoccupation following the Canterbury earthquake of February 2011 without requiring any structural repair. The building’s performance is widely credited to the expertise of the Structex team and the quality of workmanship.  It has been described as the safest multi-level building in Christchurch, and has become a case study for the successful design of high-rise buildings in an earthquake zone.

  • 62 Worchester Boulevard, Christchurch

    Completion: 2008

    Architecture: Weir Walker

    Construction: Hawkins

    Originally known as “Club Tower” this was the South Island’s first A-grade office accommodation tower with a five-star green building rating. It comprises a nine-storey steel frame tower over a three-storey pre-cast concrete podium with full basement parking.  The site presented geotechnical challenges caused by its proximity to the Avon River; ultimately a reinforced concrete basement raft foundation was adopted that extended to the boundaries and neighbouring buildings on all sides. HSBC Tower suffered only minor damage and was passed fit for reoccupation following the Canterbury earthquake of February 2011 without requiring any structural repair. The building’s performance is widely credited to the expertise of the Structex team and the quality of workmanship.  It has been described as the safest multi-level building in Christchurch, and has become a case study for the successful design of high-rise buildings in an earthquake zone.

  • 62 Worchester Boulevard, Christchurch

    Completion: 2008

    Architecture: Weir Walker

    Construction: Hawkins

    Originally known as “Club Tower” this was the South Island’s first A-grade office accommodation tower with a five-star green building rating. It comprises a nine-storey steel frame tower over a three-storey pre-cast concrete podium with full basement parking.  The site presented geotechnical challenges caused by its proximity to the Avon River; ultimately a reinforced concrete basement raft foundation was adopted that extended to the boundaries and neighbouring buildings on all sides. HSBC Tower suffered only minor damage and was passed fit for reoccupation following the Canterbury earthquake of February 2011 without requiring any structural repair. The building’s performance is widely credited to the expertise of the Structex team and the quality of workmanship.  It has been described as the safest multi-level building in Christchurch, and has become a case study for the successful design of high-rise buildings in an earthquake zone.

  • 62 Worchester Boulevard, Christchurch

    Completion: 2008

    Architecture: Weir Walker

    Construction: Hawkins

    Originally known as “Club Tower” this was the South Island’s first A-grade office accommodation tower with a five-star green building rating. It comprises a nine-storey steel frame tower over a three-storey pre-cast concrete podium with full basement parking.  The site presented geotechnical challenges caused by its proximity to the Avon River; ultimately a reinforced concrete basement raft foundation was adopted that extended to the boundaries and neighbouring buildings on all sides. HSBC Tower suffered only minor damage and was passed fit for reoccupation following the Canterbury earthquake of February 2011 without requiring any structural repair. The building’s performance is widely credited to the expertise of the Structex team and the quality of workmanship.  It has been described as the safest multi-level building in Christchurch, and has become a case study for the successful design of high-rise buildings in an earthquake zone.

  • 166 Gloucester Street, Christchurch

    Completion: 2010

    Architecture: Foley Design

    Construction: AMC Construction

    The 22-level Pacific Tower is tall and slender, needing a structural steel building system that provides a light structure to reduce foundation sizes and allow fast construction. However, there are seismic and wind sensitivity issues in such a tall building. Structex met these challenges by including an eccentric k-braced tube up the centre of the building to limit torsional effects, and carefully located and detailed structure to suit hotel room configurations. Christchurch’s tallest building performed well in the 2010 earthquakes, being one of the few remaining CBD high-rise buildings which could be readily and economically repaired. Today it is home to the Rendezvouz Hotel.

    Awards: 

    2010 – ACENZ Award of Excellence – Merit

  • 166 Gloucester Street, Christchurch

    Completion: 2010

    Architecture: Foley Design

    Construction: AMC Construction

    The 22-level Pacific Tower is tall and slender, needing a structural steel building system that provides a light structure to reduce foundation sizes and allow fast construction. However, there are seismic and wind sensitivity issues in such a tall building. Structex met these challenges by including an eccentric k-braced tube up the centre of the building to limit torsional effects, and carefully located and detailed structure to suit hotel room configurations. Christchurch’s tallest building performed well in the 2010 earthquakes, being one of the few remaining CBD high-rise buildings which could be readily and economically repaired. Today it is home to the Rendezvouz Hotel.

    Awards: 

    2010 – ACENZ Award of Excellence – Merit

  • 166 Gloucester Street, Christchurch

    Completion: 2010

    Architecture: Foley Design

    Construction: AMC Construction

    The 22-level Pacific Tower is tall and slender, needing a structural steel building system that provides a light structure to reduce foundation sizes and allow fast construction. However, there are seismic and wind sensitivity issues in such a tall building. Structex met these challenges by including an eccentric k-braced tube up the centre of the building to limit torsional effects, and carefully located and detailed structure to suit hotel room configurations. Christchurch’s tallest building performed well in the 2010 earthquakes, being one of the few remaining CBD high-rise buildings which could be readily and economically repaired. Today it is home to the Rendezvouz Hotel.

    Awards: 

    2010 – ACENZ Award of Excellence – Merit

  • 166 Gloucester Street, Christchurch

    Completion: 2010

    Architecture: Foley Design

    Construction: AMC Construction

    The 22-level Pacific Tower is tall and slender, needing a structural steel building system that provides a light structure to reduce foundation sizes and allow fast construction. However, there are seismic and wind sensitivity issues in such a tall building. Structex met these challenges by including an eccentric k-braced tube up the centre of the building to limit torsional effects, and carefully located and detailed structure to suit hotel room configurations. Christchurch’s tallest building performed well in the 2010 earthquakes, being one of the few remaining CBD high-rise buildings which could be readily and economically repaired. Today it is home to the Rendezvouz Hotel.

    Awards: 

    2010 – ACENZ Award of Excellence – Merit

  • 166 Gloucester Street, Christchurch

    Completion: 2010

    Architecture: Foley Design

    Construction: AMC Construction

    The 22-level Pacific Tower is tall and slender, needing a structural steel building system that provides a light structure to reduce foundation sizes and allow fast construction. However, there are seismic and wind sensitivity issues in such a tall building. Structex met these challenges by including an eccentric k-braced tube up the centre of the building to limit torsional effects, and carefully located and detailed structure to suit hotel room configurations. Christchurch’s tallest building performed well in the 2010 earthquakes, being one of the few remaining CBD high-rise buildings which could be readily and economically repaired. Today it is home to the Rendezvouz Hotel.

    Awards: 

    2010 – ACENZ Award of Excellence – Merit

  • Rolleston, Canterbury

    Completion: 2014

    Architecture: Buchan Group

    Construction: Hanham and Philp

    This L-shaped building is a single level building with a footprint area of 1926 m2. The primary building tenant  is  a  medical  centre,  designed  to  be operational  immediately  after  a  disaster. As  well,  a pharmacy, bank, retail space and a café will also occupy the building. The front wall facades are largely open  with  glazed  doors  &  walls  and  an  exterior  canopy.  Exterior  walls are precast  concrete  tilt-up panels with textured features in places.

    Design Features:

    • An Importance Level 4 structure for post-disaster functionality.
    • Specific attention to the seismic securing of plant and services.
    • A relatively low cost – high performance building complex.
  • Rolleston, Canterbury

    Completion: 2014

    Architecture: Buchan Group

    Construction: Hanham and Philp

    This L-shaped building is a single level building with a footprint area of 1926 m2. The primary building tenant  is  a  medical  centre,  designed  to  be operational  immediately  after  a  disaster. As  well,  a pharmacy, bank, retail space and a café will also occupy the building. The front wall facades are largely open  with  glazed  doors  &  walls  and  an  exterior  canopy.  Exterior  walls are precast  concrete  tilt-up panels with textured features in places.

    Design Features:

    • An Importance Level 4 structure for post-disaster functionality.
    • Specific attention to the seismic securing of plant and services.
    • A relatively low cost – high performance building complex.
  • Rolleston, Canterbury

    Completion: 2014

    Architecture: Buchan Group

    Construction: Hanham and Philp

    This L-shaped building is a single level building with a footprint area of 1926 m2. The primary building tenant  is  a  medical  centre,  designed  to  be operational  immediately  after  a  disaster. As  well,  a pharmacy, bank, retail space and a café will also occupy the building. The front wall facades are largely open  with  glazed  doors  &  walls  and  an  exterior  canopy.  Exterior  walls are precast  concrete  tilt-up panels with textured features in places.

    Design Features:

    • An Importance Level 4 structure for post-disaster functionality.
    • Specific attention to the seismic securing of plant and services.
    • A relatively low cost – high performance building complex.
  • 418 Main South Road, Hornby, Christchurch

    Completion: 2016

    Architecture: The Buchan Group

    Construction: Leighs Construction

    The Hub is a large existing shopping centre on the west side of Christchurch. Design of major reconstruction started before the 2010/11 Canterbury earthquakes, and was then modified to account for increased seismic design codes. Whilst constructed in two main stages, the work had to happen around ongoing trading in the centre, requiring careful consideration of construction methodologies in close consultation with the contractor and operators. This implied significant temporary works design, integration with existing building elements and close relationships with the project team throughout to enhance buildability.

    Awards: 

    2016 – NZ Commercial Projects Awards – Silver

  • 418 Main South Road, Hornby, Christchurch

    Completion: 2016

    Architecture: The Buchan Group

    Construction: Leighs Construction

    The Hub is a large existing shopping centre on the west side of Christchurch. Design of major reconstruction started before the 2010/11 Canterbury earthquakes, and was then modified to account for increased seismic design codes. Whilst constructed in two main stages, the work had to happen around ongoing trading in the centre, requiring careful consideration of construction methodologies in close consultation with the contractor and operators. This implied significant temporary works design, integration with existing building elements and close relationships with the project team throughout to enhance buildability.

    Awards: 

    2016 – NZ Commercial Projects Awards – Silver

  • 418 Main South Road, Hornby, Christchurch

    Completion: 2016

    Architecture: The Buchan Group

    Construction: Leighs Construction

    The Hub is a large existing shopping centre on the west side of Christchurch. Design of major reconstruction started before the 2010/11 Canterbury earthquakes, and was then modified to account for increased seismic design codes. Whilst constructed in two main stages, the work had to happen around ongoing trading in the centre, requiring careful consideration of construction methodologies in close consultation with the contractor and operators. This implied significant temporary works design, integration with existing building elements and close relationships with the project team throughout to enhance buildability.

    Awards: 

    2016 – NZ Commercial Projects Awards – Silver

  • 418 Main South Road, Hornby, Christchurch

    Completion: 2016

    Architecture: The Buchan Group

    Construction: Leighs Construction

    The Hub is a large existing shopping centre on the west side of Christchurch. Design of major reconstruction started before the 2010/11 Canterbury earthquakes, and was then modified to account for increased seismic design codes. Whilst constructed in two main stages, the work had to happen around ongoing trading in the centre, requiring careful consideration of construction methodologies in close consultation with the contractor and operators. This implied significant temporary works design, integration with existing building elements and close relationships with the project team throughout to enhance buildability.

    Awards: 

    2016 – NZ Commercial Projects Awards – Silver

  • 418 Main South Road, Hornby, Christchurch

    Completion: 2016

    Architecture: The Buchan Group

    Construction: Leighs Construction

    The Hub is a large existing shopping centre on the west side of Christchurch. Design of major reconstruction started before the 2010/11 Canterbury earthquakes, and was then modified to account for increased seismic design codes. Whilst constructed in two main stages, the work had to happen around ongoing trading in the centre, requiring careful consideration of construction methodologies in close consultation with the contractor and operators. This implied significant temporary works design, integration with existing building elements and close relationships with the project team throughout to enhance buildability.

    Awards: 

    2016 – NZ Commercial Projects Awards – Silver

  • In Progress

  • 565 Wairakei Road, Christchurch

    Completion: 2013

    Architecture: Nott Architects

    Construction: Apollo Projects

    This two-storey high, 3200m2 building, was designed  to Importance Level 4 for Orion’s South Island headquarters, ensuring an appropriate level of post-disaster functionality. The building is constructed using steel-frames designed with removable links in eccentrically braced frames enabling speedy reinstatement and re-occupation following significant earthquake events.

     

  • 565 Wairakei Road, Christchurch

    Completion: 2013

    Architecture: Nott Architects

    Construction: Apollo Projects

    This two-storey high, 3200m2 building, was designed  to Importance Level 4 for Orion’s South Island headquarters, ensuring an appropriate level of post-disaster functionality. The building is constructed using steel-frames designed with removable links in eccentrically braced frames enabling speedy reinstatement and re-occupation following significant earthquake events.

     

  • 565 Wairakei Road, Christchurch

    Completion: 2013

    Architecture: Nott Architects

    Construction: Apollo Projects

    This two-storey high, 3200m2 building, was designed  to Importance Level 4 for Orion’s South Island headquarters, ensuring an appropriate level of post-disaster functionality. The building is constructed using steel-frames designed with removable links in eccentrically braced frames enabling speedy reinstatement and re-occupation following significant earthquake events.

     

  • 565 Wairakei Road, Christchurch

    Completion: 2013

    Architecture: Nott Architects

    Construction: Apollo Projects

    This two-storey high, 3200m2 building, was designed  to Importance Level 4 for Orion’s South Island headquarters, ensuring an appropriate level of post-disaster functionality. The building is constructed using steel-frames designed with removable links in eccentrically braced frames enabling speedy reinstatement and re-occupation following significant earthquake events.

     

  • 565 Wairakei Road, Christchurch

    Completion: 2013

    Architecture: Nott Architects

    Construction: Apollo Projects

    This two-storey high, 3200m2 building, was designed  to Importance Level 4 for Orion’s South Island headquarters, ensuring an appropriate level of post-disaster functionality. The building is constructed using steel-frames designed with removable links in eccentrically braced frames enabling speedy reinstatement and re-occupation following significant earthquake events.

     

  • 1092 Frankton Road, Queenstown

    Completion: 2010

    Architecture: Dalman Architecture

    Construction: Calder Stewart

    Terrace Junction is located at one of the highest profile and busiest main road intersections in the region, with vehicle movements upwards of 25,000 per day. Terrace Junction has been designed with traditional Central Otago influences in keeping with the alpine theme of the surrounding Queenstown and Wakatipu areas. A 3-level commercial building with 3500m2 of flexible tenancy configurations, designed to the unique constraints of the site, including its geometry, traffic and resource consent requirements. There was a requirement to maximise off-site fabrication of structural elements. Civil works including construction of pavements and surface water drainage.

  • Cashel St, Christchurch

    Completion: 2011-2014 (staged)

    Architecture: The Buchan Group

    Construction: Leighs Construction

    The Re:START Container Mall was a critical part of re-establishing a commercial retail presence back in  the  earthquake-damaged  Christchurch  CBD. Restart  the  Heart  Trust  were  looking  to  create  a “funky” way to kick-start the CBD’s retail sector. It has proved to be a major catalyst to re-establishing business confidence, as well as a strong sign of the resilience of the people of Christchurch and their desire for a vibrant new centre. It has also enabled people, both locals and tourists, to have a close-up view of the demolition and reconstruction of the city, by establishing a “finger” of access into the cordoned red zone. The complex was relocated in 2014 to a prominent corner site alongside the Avon River to make way for  the  re-construction  of  permanent  buildings – further  fulfilling  the  fundamental  motivations  of the project.

    Some key design features included a fast-tracked programme of 3 months for detailed design, approvals and construction as well as a future-proofed design of the container modifications to allow for reconfiguration and further modification of the container buildings to accommodate future sites.

    Awards:

    2013 – ACENZ Innovation Award of Excellence – Merit

  • Cashel St, Christchurch

    Completion: 2011-2014 (staged)

    Architecture: The Buchan Group

    Construction: Leighs Construction

    The Re:START Container Mall was a critical part of re-establishing a commercial retail presence back in  the  earthquake-damaged  Christchurch  CBD. Restart  the  Heart  Trust  were  looking  to  create  a “funky” way to kick-start the CBD’s retail sector. It has proved to be a major catalyst to re-establishing business confidence, as well as a strong sign of the resilience of the people of Christchurch and their desire for a vibrant new centre. It has also enabled people, both locals and tourists, to have a close-up view of the demolition and reconstruction of the city, by establishing a “finger” of access into the cordoned red zone. The complex was relocated in 2014 to a prominent corner site alongside the Avon River to make way for  the  re-construction  of  permanent  buildings – further  fulfilling  the  fundamental  motivations  of the project.

    Some key design features included a fast-tracked programme of 3 months for detailed design, approvals and construction as well as a future-proofed design of the container modifications to allow for reconfiguration and further modification of the container buildings to accommodate future sites.

    Awards:

    2013 – ACENZ Innovation Award of Excellence – Merit

  • Cashel St, Christchurch

    Completion: 2011-2014 (staged)

    Architecture: The Buchan Group

    Construction: Leighs Construction

    The Re:START Container Mall was a critical part of re-establishing a commercial retail presence back in  the  earthquake-damaged  Christchurch  CBD. Restart  the  Heart  Trust  were  looking  to  create  a “funky” way to kick-start the CBD’s retail sector. It has proved to be a major catalyst to re-establishing business confidence, as well as a strong sign of the resilience of the people of Christchurch and their desire for a vibrant new centre. It has also enabled people, both locals and tourists, to have a close-up view of the demolition and reconstruction of the city, by establishing a “finger” of access into the cordoned red zone. The complex was relocated in 2014 to a prominent corner site alongside the Avon River to make way for  the  re-construction  of  permanent  buildings – further  fulfilling  the  fundamental  motivations  of the project.

    Some key design features included a fast-tracked programme of 3 months for detailed design, approvals and construction as well as a future-proofed design of the container modifications to allow for reconfiguration and further modification of the container buildings to accommodate future sites.

    Awards:

    2013 – ACENZ Innovation Award of Excellence – Merit

  • Cashel St, Christchurch

    Completion: 2011-2014 (staged)

    Architecture: The Buchan Group

    Construction: Leighs Construction

    The Re:START Container Mall was a critical part of re-establishing a commercial retail presence back in  the  earthquake-damaged  Christchurch  CBD. Restart  the  Heart  Trust  were  looking  to  create  a “funky” way to kick-start the CBD’s retail sector. It has proved to be a major catalyst to re-establishing business confidence, as well as a strong sign of the resilience of the people of Christchurch and their desire for a vibrant new centre. It has also enabled people, both locals and tourists, to have a close-up view of the demolition and reconstruction of the city, by establishing a “finger” of access into the cordoned red zone. The complex was relocated in 2014 to a prominent corner site alongside the Avon River to make way for  the  re-construction  of  permanent  buildings – further  fulfilling  the  fundamental  motivations  of the project.

    Some key design features included a fast-tracked programme of 3 months for detailed design, approvals and construction as well as a future-proofed design of the container modifications to allow for reconfiguration and further modification of the container buildings to accommodate future sites.

    Awards:

    2013 – ACENZ Innovation Award of Excellence – Merit

  • Westwood Business Park, Blenheim

    Completion: 2016

    Architecture: Structex

    Construction: Robinsons Construction

    Designed to house the Marlborough region administrative staff, the local retail store and the regions distribution warehouse, the PGG Wrightson building in Westwood Business Park was delivered as a combined effort between Structex, Coresteel and Robinson Construction.

    Structex completed the architectural and structural design of the office and retail areas while Coresteel designed the warehouse. Using BIM principles as the basis for collaboration between the two design parties, the building went together seamlessly.

  • Westwood Business Park, Blenheim

    Completion: 2016

    Architecture: Structex

    Construction: Robinsons Construction

    Designed to house the Marlborough region administrative staff, the local retail store and the regions distribution warehouse, the PGG Wrightson building in Westwood Business Park was delivered as a combined effort between Structex, Coresteel and Robinson Construction.

    Structex completed the architectural and structural design of the office and retail areas while Coresteel designed the warehouse. Using BIM principles as the basis for collaboration between the two design parties, the building went together seamlessly.

  • 254 Cranford Street, Christchurch 

    Completion: 2014

    Architecture: Richard Proko

    Construction: Canform Structures

    Specifically designed to become the new home for the award winning Kidd’s Cakes & Bakery, this two storey building comprises a cafe style retail shop on the ground floor and both bakery operations and offices above it. The suspended floor features specific provision for heavy loading from ingredient storage (dry & refrigerated) and commercial ovens weighing up to 1.2 tonne. A piled foundation is utilised to accomodate the liquefaction prone soil that contains organic peat deposits.

    Awards: 

    2016 – NZ Commercial Projects Awards – Bronze

  • 112 Tuam St, Christchurch

    Completion: 2011

    Architecture: Architects Plus

    Construction: Armitage Williams

    Designed as the new home for Land Information NZthis three storey office complex was subjected to the 2010 & 2011 Christchurch earthquake sequence in the latter stages of the buildings construction. The building features 2 levels of suspended floors, partially cantilevering over a car parking area, supported by a combination of reinforced concrete tilt panel walls and internal structural steel frames

  • 112 Tuam St, Christchurch

    Completion: 2011

    Architecture: Architects Plus

    Construction: Armitage Williams

    Designed as the new home for Land Information NZthis three storey office complex was subjected to the 2010 & 2011 Christchurch earthquake sequence in the latter stages of the buildings construction. The building features 2 levels of suspended floors, partially cantilevering over a car parking area, supported by a combination of reinforced concrete tilt panel walls and internal structural steel frames

  • 112 Tuam St, Christchurch

    Completion: 2011

    Architecture: Architects Plus

    Construction: Armitage Williams

    Designed as the new home for Land Information NZthis three storey office complex was subjected to the 2010 & 2011 Christchurch earthquake sequence in the latter stages of the buildings construction. The building features 2 levels of suspended floors, partially cantilevering over a car parking area, supported by a combination of reinforced concrete tilt panel walls and internal structural steel frames

  • 112 Tuam St, Christchurch

    Completion: 2011

    Architecture: Architects Plus

    Construction: Armitage Williams

    Designed as the new home for Land Information NZthis three storey office complex was subjected to the 2010 & 2011 Christchurch earthquake sequence in the latter stages of the buildings construction. The building features 2 levels of suspended floors, partially cantilevering over a car parking area, supported by a combination of reinforced concrete tilt panel walls and internal structural steel frames

  • 334 Lincoln Road, Christchurch

    Completion: 2009

    Architecture: Richard Proko

    Construction: Armitage Williams

    Three storey commercial office building with ground floor drive-through and parking, chosen as the EQC office in the aftermath of the 2010 & 2011 Christchurch earthquake. The building foundations are supported on a large gravel raft with lateral loads resisted by rocking block shear walls.

  • 334 Lincoln Road, Christchurch

    Completion: 2009

    Architecture: Richard Proko

    Construction: Armitage Williams

    Three storey commercial office building with ground floor drive-through and parking, chosen as the EQC office in the aftermath of the 2010 & 2011 Christchurch earthquake. The building foundations are supported on a large gravel raft with lateral loads resisted by rocking block shear walls.

  • 334 Lincoln Road, Christchurch

    Completion: 2009

    Architecture: Richard Proko

    Construction: Armitage Williams

    Three storey commercial office building with ground floor drive-through and parking, chosen as the EQC office in the aftermath of the 2010 & 2011 Christchurch earthquake. The building foundations are supported on a large gravel raft with lateral loads resisted by rocking block shear walls.

  • 48 Fitzgerald Ave, Christchurch

    Completion: 2009

    Architecture: Buchan Group

    Construction: Buildcrete

    This three-storey 2000m2 office building was constructed in 2007, predominantly in precast concrete, and on geotechnical engineering advice was founded on a 1m deep gravel raft. As expected given the site ground conditions, and as predicted by the geotechnical engineer, the building performed well in the 2010-2011 Canterbury earthquake sequence but suffered from liquefaction-induced settlement. Structex was engaged once again post-earthquake to design an innovative re-levelling procedure that has now been successfully implemented and the building is once again in use and prepared for any future events.

  • 48 Fitzgerald Ave, Christchurch

    Completion: 2009

    Architecture: Buchan Group

    Construction: Buildcrete

    This three-storey 2000m2 office building was constructed in 2007, predominantly in precast concrete, and on geotechnical engineering advice was founded on a 1m deep gravel raft. As expected given the site ground conditions, and as predicted by the geotechnical engineer, the building performed well in the 2010-2011 Canterbury earthquake sequence but suffered from liquefaction-induced settlement. Structex was engaged once again post-earthquake to design an innovative re-levelling procedure that has now been successfully implemented and the building is once again in use and prepared for any future events.

  • 48 Fitzgerald Ave, Christchurch

    Completion: 2009

    Architecture: Buchan Group

    Construction: Buildcrete

    This three-storey 2000m2 office building was constructed in 2007, predominantly in precast concrete, and on geotechnical engineering advice was founded on a 1m deep gravel raft. As expected given the site ground conditions, and as predicted by the geotechnical engineer, the building performed well in the 2010-2011 Canterbury earthquake sequence but suffered from liquefaction-induced settlement. Structex was engaged once again post-earthquake to design an innovative re-levelling procedure that has now been successfully implemented and the building is once again in use and prepared for any future events.

  • QEII Recreation & Sport Centre

  • New Brighton Pier EQ Repairs

  • Coveris

  • Civil and Naval Bar

  • Poulson Street Apartments

  • Christchurch Adventure Park

  • Marisco Winery

  • Waterfront House

  • Riccarton House

  • Dunedin Airport Baggage Hall

  • Tiwai Bridge

  • 112 - 116 Cashel Street

  • Yealands Estate Winery

  • Westland Recreation Centre

  • GoRentals

  • Richard Pearse Airport

  • Amethyst Powerhouse

  • Impulse Imports

  • Division Engineering

  • Babich Winery

  • Freemans Restaurant & Bar

  • Winstanley Kerridge

  • Child Cancer Foundation

  • Transitional Catherdral

  • HSBC Tower

  • Pacific Tower

  • Integrated Health Care

  • The Hub Hornby

  • Majestic Church

  • Orion Building

  • Terrace Junction

  • Re:START Container Mall

  • PGG Wrightson

  • Kidd's Cakes & Bakery

  • 112 Tuam Street

  • 334 Lincoln Road

  • 48 Fitzgerald Avenue