Welcome to our final Greenline for 2010. This time of year always makes us think about the long hot summer days ahead and the ways we'll enjoy them, be it at the beach, in the pool or working towards that New Year's resolution in the gym! This month we would like to share a few projects that we are thrilled to be involved with; being the Wellington Indoor Community Sports Centre, the Viaduct Events Centre, Auckland, the Norman Kirk Memorial Pool, Otara and the Northern Arena in Silverdale.
2010 has been challenging in many ways and we would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your business throughout the year and wish you and your families a safe and happy Christmas, and a very successful New Year!
This centre is an impressive structure, costing $47.5 million and will play a major part in the leisure and recreation of Wellingtonians and New Zealander's alike, with the potential to host international sports tournaments. The complex will consist of 12 netball courts, viewing mezzanine, underground car parking for around 137 vehicles and all the extras that you would expect from a world class facility. The project commenced in January 2010 and is expected to be completed by August 2011, and it is hoped that it will host training sessions for international teams (possibly the Springboks) while they prepare for the 2011 Rugby World Cup. The consultants are eCubed Building Workshop Ltd, construction by Mainzeal Group Ltd and plumbing by Professional Plumbing Solutions Ltd.
The $10.3m re-development of this complex, which originally opened in 1974, will feature modern changing facilities, toddler's pool, leisure and teaching pool and a 25 metre lap pool, with the original outdoor pool retained and modernised. An upgrade and extension to the existing plant and pump room will also be included.
The complex is expected to be re-opened in time for the summer of 2010/11. The re-development project has taken 12 months to complete, and on re-opening the aquatic centre will be more visible to both visitors and pool users alike. The consultants are Lincolne Scott Ltd, the construction is by Mainzeal Group Ltd and the plumbing by MacMillan Plumbing Ltd.
This $9.4 million facility is privately owned by a group comprising a former Olympian, Olympic manager and swim coach and an Auckland Surf Life Saving representative. The complex was started in March this year and is due for completion early 2011.
The two level building will house four pools, gymnasium, a larger area for fitness classes and a four room physiotherapy practice, as well as the usual offices and changing room facilities. Design consultants, LHT Design, construction by Livingstone Building Ltd and plumbing by Bassetts Plumbing & Drainage Ltd.
Situated on Auckland's waterfront and close to Downtown shopping, accommodation, marine and entertainment venues is a purpose-built, world-class facility that will combine year-round land and water spaces with events facilities. It will be an attractive and functional destination for all New Zealanders and tourists, featuring spectacular views of the Waitemata Harbour.
Built to a five star environmental standard, it is expected that this area will enhance Auckland's world-renowned fishing and marine culture and it is intended that the events centre will be completed by August 2011 in time for the Rugby World Cup. Hydraulic consultants, eCubed Building Workshop Ltd, construction, Hawkins Construction Ltd and plumbing by Hanlon Plumbing Ltd.
In conjunction with Productspec we are now pleased to add Revit MEP content for the aquatherm fusiotherm piping system, which now completes Revit content for our products. Using this content enables Revit users to quickly and easily specify fusiotherm, climatherm or lilac Revit MEP (Mechanical, Electrical & Plumbing). It has been robustly created to enable intelligent, full-system, parametric design and simplifies existing procedures, saving time and money for all project participants.
Willis Central project, Wellington (Telecom's Head Office). Revit in application and installation, climatherm for chilled beams, cooling and heating. Hawkins Construction, Pacific Consultants and installation by HotChilly.
If you recently attended a "Socket Fusion Training Course" facilitated by aquatherm NZ Ltd for the Plumbers, Gasfitters and Drainlayers Board / Master Plumbers, Gasfitters and Drainlayers Inc, we are now pleased to advise that the PG&D Board have increased the points allocated from 4 to 8 technical points to all practitioners who have previously undertaken the course and successfully passed.
If you require any further information, or know of others who would benefit from attending this course, please do not hesitate to contact us.