WCC/VUW/NZSO – Wellington Town Hall Upgrade – New Zealand - Project Profile
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The Wellington City Council (WCC), Victoria University of Wellington (VUW), New Zealand Symphony Orchestra (NZSO) are jointly planning to undertake the Wellington Town Hall Upgrade project in New Zealand.
The project involves conversion of town hall in to a music hub which includes the upgrade of civic administration building and library, and the construction of parking and related facilities.
It also includes the removal and store of grand organ (installed in 1906), removal of internal walls and ground floor, removal of 3,000m3 of soil from the site, installation of new foundations, installation of over 300 new reinforced concrete piles, installation of 132 base isolators and laying of new concrete floor with the original metal flooring and replica tiles re-laid on top.
In June 2013, project received approval. Timaru based South Island Organ Company has been appointed as the contractor for organ removal.
In November 2013, work to remove the organ was commenced.
In February 2014, work on the project was halted due to high cost.
On May 26, 2015, project received planning approval and the new plan includes the upgrade of Civic Administration Building and Library.
Detailed design activities are underway and expected to be completed by March 2018.
Earthquake strengthening test will be conducted before the commencement of construction, which is expected to commence in August 2018 with completion scheduled in June 2021.
The project involves the upgrade of a town hall in Wellington, New Zealand.