Restoration work on the Old Town Hall building is due to commence in early 2023. Work will start once the building consent has been issued and the elected members have approved the contract award in October 2022.
The repair and upgrade work includes:
Throughout the process, Heritage NZ have been consulted and engaged to ensure the heritage 'feel and fabric' of the building remains. This has been made more complex by finding cost efficient solutions to satisfy the Building Code requirements, particularly in regard to fire safety, retaining the heritage features of the building at the same time and keeping constructability in mind which is complex and challenging.
The insurance payment took 18 months to process and finalise. This delayed the design and development of the repair plans significantly.
Further interruptions and delays in supply chain were caused by COVID-19 lockdowns. In November 2021, architects and engineers were engaged to provide the detailed design.
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