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Written by Steven Young   
Tuesday, 13 March 2012
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Project Name Westpac Newlands
     
Project address Hurring Place/Newlands Road
    Newlands, Wellington
     
Client name Any Curran
     
Contractor Geoff Carr Builders Ltd
     
Architectural design SYAL implemented a sketch design by others
     
Engineer Steven Young & Associates Ltd
     
Consultants  
     
Our role Principal Consultant
     
Description of project Three large units of office/warehousing to a repeated module
     
  Type Office/warehouse/workshop
     
  Size 4000 sq m
     
  Value $1.5M
     
  Date/ c 1988 at the end of the property boom
  Construction period  
     
Design features Conventional steel portal frames at the rear
    Two-storey concrete stucture at the front - clad with polystyrene spandrels
     
Special features Polystyrene spandrels has proved durable for more 25 years.
     
     
Management  Design build
     
      
Special requirements Foundations on site partly rock, partly compacted fill.
     
     
Our special input High-speed design build process
     
     
What we learned Speculative developments have little demand when markets collapse
     
     
What would we improve Stud height of 5.2m too low for modern use.
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