Basin Reserve Museum Stand Wins Silver Award at New Zealand Commercial Project Awards 2021

Armstrong Downes Commercial (ADC) is thrilled to announce the Basin Reserve Museum Stand has been awarded a Silver Award at the New Zealand Commercial Project Awards 2021 in the Heritage and Restoration Category.

The Basin Reserve Museum Stand was built in 1924 and is registered as a Category 2 historic place. A key focus on the build was the aspect of sustainability, ensuring the reuse of all heritage timber throughout the building including the existing doors, heritage floor, and wall tiles. The team maintained the heritage façade plaster and timber joinery by mimicking existing construction using contemporary construction techniques. Only about 20% of the damaged timber had to be replaced.

Time frame and budget were the two main challenges for this project. The team ensured that restoration was completed before the second test match between India and New Zealand.

A massive thank you to the project team, subcontractors, suppliers, consultants, Wellington City Council and Cricket Wellington Inc. We are incredibly proud to have delivered a project of significant historical and cultural importance to Wellington.

Construction Company: Armstrong Downes Commercial

Architect: Shand Shelton Limited

Engineer: Silvester Clark Consulting Engineers

Pictured Above at the New Zealand Commercial Project Awards 2021:

  • Leon O’Connell, Senior Site Manager accepting the NZCPA Silver Award
  • Craig van Heerden, Leading Hand and Leon O’Connell, Senior Site Manager

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