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PROPERTY COUNCIL NZ RIDER LEVETT BUCKNALL AWARDS 2014 HAWKINS HERITAGE & ADAPTIVE REUSES AWARD EXCELLENCE AWARD HARBOUR CITY CENTRE, WELLINGTON – BEST IN CATEGORY PROPERTY COUNCIL NEW ZEALAND RIDER LEVETT BUCKNALL Property Industry Awards 2013 The Harbour City Centre (formerly the DIC Drapery and General Importing Company) on Wellington’s Lambton Quay was built in 1928 and is a Category II heritage building. The project team was commissioned by the building owner, Kirkcaldie & Stains – in conjunction with the key tenant Contact Energy – to refurbish the building and in turn revitalise it to a contemporary and highly functional commercial premises. Upgrade works encompassed heritage and nonheritage building works. These consisted of seismic strengthening, the refurbishment of common areas, building infrastructure upgrades, interior fit-outs, and the enclosure of the central light well creating a centralised atrium with breakout spaces. The success of this project has been achieved through open communication, team work and support. The works were completed while the building remained significantly occupied. Judges’ Comments This is a clever seismic upgrade and refurbishment of a Category II landmark building, undertaken under difficult conditions while the main tenant Contact Energy remained in occupation. The upgrade has created a new enclosed central atrium providing natural light and breakout spaces to the office floors and future-proofed the building. MERITS SPCA Wellington • Knox College, Dunedin xx search | save | share at OWNER AND DEVELOPER Kirkcaldie & Stains Property ARCHITECT Studio Pacific Architecture STRUCTURAL ENGINEER Dunning Thornton Consultants SERVICES AND MECHANICAL ENGINEER Beca FIRE ENGINEER Holmes Fire & Safety QUANTITY SURVEYOR Rider Levett Bucknall CONSTRUCTION COMPANY LT McGuinness PROJECT MANAGER Resource Co-ordination Partnership (RCP) FIT-OUT PROJECT MANAGER Craig Project Services