Teamwork creates a statement for Christchurch

Warren-Mahoney-Boffa-Miskell-Team-Christchurch-BridgeThe Memorial Avenue Bridge Competition winners were the Boffa Miskell-led team of Warren & Mahoney and Holmes Consulting Group. This beautiful structure offers a strong visual statement as the gateway to Christchurch and the South Island.

Our winning design was chosen from five selected entries through a design competition conducted by NZTA, Christchurch City Council and Christchurch International Airport (CIAL) looking for a statement gateway bridge.

The Viaduct Events Centre is now open!

The exciting new addition to the Auckland waterfront is now open! The glass Viaduct Events Centre has featured prominently in New Zealand Fashion Week, The International Boat Show as well as the Rugby World Cup celebrations. Read more

Q for Auckland

Q Theatre opened this weekend with a special ‘open’ day for Aucklanders to come and see the newest addition to the theatre scene in Auckland. The new performance art space is located next to Auckland Town Hall.

The project consisted of a refurbishment and a new build theatre that can accommodate up to 450 theatre-goers. It has taken some time to complete, but the results are worth it. From the new precast concrete cladding to the lovely interior which combines new elements with as much of the historical elements as possible, it is a great example of how a refurbishment ought to look.

Strengthening the Christchurch Arts Centre against Earthquakes

By Juanita Copeland, TV 3 News

One of the biggest repair jobs after the Christchurch earthquake is to fix a heavy stone turret at the Arts Centre, which suffered $25 million worth of damage. Today a crane lowered the turret to the ground where it will undergo repairs that could last well into 2012.

From before dawn a team of structural engineers bolted, tweaked, checked and double checked the turret. Then, six hours later, two sections of the 128-year-old stone structure parted and a 100 tonne crane lowered it to the ground.

“We haven’t got much room to spare up there, everything’s within a few millimetres of where it has to be,” says John Hare, of the Holmes Consulting Group. Read more

A new hangar in Malta

QANTAS Hangar, BrisbaneHolmes Consulting Group is again working with partners Air Support Industries (ASI) on a new maintenance, repair and overhaul hangar (MRO), located at Malta International Airport.

The project, which is being built for SR Technics, will include a 10,000 m² hangar, office space of approximately 5,000 m² and an adjacent workshop.    Read more