Client: Murray Wheeler

Architect: Stufkens and Chambers Architects

Project Budget: $ 4 million

Project Year: 2015

Size: 1400 sqm

Project Length: 12 months

Category: Commercial, Office space

Location: Canterbury

Project Services: New Build, Project Management

Sir Gil Simpson

A new modern build for the Canterbury Technology Park

The Sir Gil building is the new adition to the the Cantebury Technology park. This modern 2 storey, 8 tenancy commercial build was designed by Stufkens and Chambers and features some innovative architectural solutions. The building fits in well with the surrounding contemporary precinct and it features a heavy duty steel and pre-cast concrete structure along with glazing and alucobond paneling. Some of the pre-cast was left uncovered creating bold external walls.

Client: Murray Wheeler

Architect: Stufkens and Chambers Architects

Project Budget: $ 4 million

Project Year: 2015

Size: 1400 sqm

Project Length: 12 months

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Location:

Project Services: ,

Sir Gil Simpson

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Tight access and oversized deliveries

Sir Gil Simpson sits down the end of a tight cul-de-sac. The narrow access and little space for turning was a challenge we had to take into consideration when planning access to the site and deliveries. All logistics had to be managed taking into consideration neighbouring buildings and user’s access to the area and nearby businesses.

Particular care had to be taken with the delivery and unloading of the large steel structure and precast panels. Cranes access and positioning had to be planned carefully.

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The precast concrete panels were the first of their type in New Zealand.

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Black as concrete

The Sir Gil Simpson design is very innovative and features very bold high-spec precast concrete panels. This panels were the first of their type in New Zealand with a patterned finished face and dyed black. Incredible care had to be taken with handling, storing and transportation as they can not be repaired if damaged.

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 H&S

All Cook Brothers Construction sites have daily start up meetings and all personnel entering the sites have to sign in and wear full PPE equipment. This site was a full time hardhat site.

Task Analysis were undertaken for any high risk activities including excavation, demolition, precast installation, structural steel erection and large concrete ours.

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