The project involved a full strip out of the bus garage portion, replacing and protecting the rusting roof portals, re-roofing, seismic strengthening and the addition of large sliding timber doors to match the original ones.
The existing upper level apartments and ground floor workshops under were completely stripped out, reconfigured and upgraded.
All of this work was done in close cooperation with the Hutt City Council to optimise the apartment sizes and future uses that were briefed.
The building is a registered category 2 historic place and the principles established by the conservation architect were incorporated into the design, and agreed in meetings with historic places trust and Hutt City Council.
The colours and materials were all faithful replications of the original colour schemes etc.
CCM Architects is a design lead New Zealand practice. We bring a commitment to architecture that serves the users and delivers for the client fresh ideas, creativity and simplicity out of complex issues.
Our experience ranges from large scale university campuses and hospitals through to civic parks and streetscapes. We understand the importance of urban design to enhance the connections and spaces between buildings for users and the impact this has on creating quality buildings.
We have specialist skills in project management, leading large consultant and contract teams on a variety of projects. We have developed close working relationships with allied professionals to provide our clients with the best expertise available into a cohesive working environment.
We have wide experience in all aspects of the design and delivery of ﬁtouts that complement the ever-evolving needs of the users. We work with our clients to find the best ﬁt within certain parameters such as look and feel, quality, programme and sustainability.
We bring the knowledge of urban context to architectural projects. Providing our clients with consultation design and facilitation skills that ensure their projects fit into the city fabric.
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