Kwanto has been working closely with Regional Facilities
Auckland and the team at Salmond Reed Architects (specialist
heritage and conservation architects) carrying out repairs and
maintenance to the iconic Auckland Town Hall. This project has been
successfully completed under budget and on time, however this
successful outcome did not come without its challenges.
Working on a culturally and historically significant building like
the Town Hall requires a forward planning project team at the best
of times. Improvements to the Town Hall also needed to be carefully
co-ordinated with five different Council departments and
synchronised with Auckland Council board meetings, dress
rehearsals, orchestra practises and performances.
Thorough planning by the project team meant that APS (the
Contractor) was able to work in different areas of the building to
accommodate client stop work requests. As a result, no extension of
time delays were claimed.
"Kwanto staff played a key role on the Town Hall Roof Restoration Project - a small scale ($1.2m) but complex job involving lots of detailing and heritage materials such as lead and slate. A complicating factor was the need to keep the building functioning at all times including Council business and rehearsals for the APO. The team of consultants, contractor and client completed this job in a thoroughly professional and collegial manner. Well done!"