Shed 22

LOCATION Wellington
VALUE Confidential
SERVICES Quantity Surveying, Engineer to Contract, Project Management, Architecture

The task

Hampton Jones was involved in the rejuvenation of this classic heritage building constructed circa 1922. Shed 22 required significant seismic strengthening and refurbishment works throughout the building. The original building form and fabric had to be respected and kept front of mind.

Shed 22 occupies a prime site on the southern boundary of the Wellington waterfront. The building was originally built in an Edwardian warehouse style. It boasts a total land area of 1333 square meters as well as a net lettable area of 2559 square meters. It is filled with an abundance of history and is one of the few significant heritage buildings of its kind.

Our thinking

All seismic strengthening, refurbishment and repairs were done while live tenants were operating on the ground floor, this included the bar and restaurant. Due to the seismic work required there were some significant changes to the interior. The extent of these works required a tight grip on design coordination and clear communication to all parties.

The project was managed during the pandemic in 2021. This added further risk factors to the already complicated project, a “best for project” basis was undertaken by the wider team.

The result

The team at Hampton Jones were able to find practical solutions every step of the way to ensure the client was satisfied with the progress. The project duration was managed effectively around the pandemic lockdowns, labour shortage and additional work that was uncovered. Shed 22 now has a new lease on life with all seismic strengthening and much-needed refurbishment.