Construction begins at Wellington Children’s Hospital

Construction begins at Wellington Children’s Hospital

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McKee Fehl attended a mauri stone laying ceremony on 7th November 2018 to mark the official start of construction at The Wellington Children’s Hospital in Newtown.

Scheduled to open in 2021, the new children’s hospital will be spread across three floors with 50 beds and 21 clinical rooms. Situated at the northern end of the Wellington campus, the Children’s Hospital will connect to the main hospital via a link bridge.

Commenting on the project, Stephen Cummings, General Manager, McKee Fehl said: “We are delighted to play a pivotal role in this landmark development. The new, purpose-built hospital is a highly technical project that will house state-of-the-art facilities, uniquely designed to treat children, in one centralised space.”

“We are working closely with Capital & Coast District Health Board, industry consultants and health care specalists to build a modern hospital that meets the utmost needs of children and their families in their toughest hours,” Stephen added.

This project was made possible by a generous $50m donation from local businessman Mark Dunajtschik as well as a $45.6m commitment from The Government.

For more information, please see: https://www.beehive.govt.nz/release/government-commits-456m-new-wellington-children%E2%80%99s-hospital

2018 Urban Design Award & Supreme Award Winner

2018 Urban Design Award & Supreme Award Winner

McKee Fehl is proud to have won the Urban Design Award at the 2018 Wellington Property Council People Awards for its 22 Boulcott St, 80 Willis St and Press Hall precinct. In further recognition of the iconic revitalisation of this much loved and historic site, the project was crowned as the ‘Supreme Award’ winner across all categories for the evening.

“What stood out for the judges was the ability of McKee Fehl to repurpose and modernise the site – the end result is an iconic development that adds vibrancy to Wellington but also respects the heritage of the original building,” said Head Judge Patricia Green.

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More than 300 Wellingtonian property professionals attended the awards ceremony which was held on Thursday 11th October at Te Papa in Wellington.

In receiving both awards, McKee Fehl wishes to acknowledge and thank its wider project team for their collective and collaborative efforts in transforming this iconic heritage site. Special thanks are extended to Intergen, EightyOne, TranspowerArchitecture+JasmaxBlackYARD EngineeringCOR Associates, Beca, NZCEL, Warren and Mahoney, Allistar Cox and all Press Hall tenants.

Hot Off The Press at Press Hall

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Hot Off The Press at Press Hall

Warm up your winter with Press Hall’s hot and spicy Monday night market on August 20th. Press Hall will host this one-off Wellington On A Plate pop-up event with special guests Garage Project and Ruth Pretty.

Come down to Press Hall to experience a selection of hot and spicy dishes which will challenge your taste buds!

From lemongrass-chili five-spice ribs to szechuan spicy vegan chicken lettuce wraps or Russian Roulette Takoyaki, Press Hall eateries have you covered! And let’s not forget the double chocolate cake you can dress with spicy balsamic dressing and chili sea salt flakes to your liking…

Too hot to handle?! Garage Project will match these dishes with carefully selected beers while Ruth Pretty will have twelve flavours of ice cream available. A twist on the classic spider, Garage Project and Ruth Pretty will also partner for a one-time only ice cream and beer float.

Press Hall’s Hot Off The Press Monday night market takes place from 5pm – 9pm, Monday August 20th 2018.

With live entertainment and music, there’s something for everyone! As one of Wellington on A Plate’s free pop-up events, guests don’t need to purchase a ticket. Payment on consumption of dishes only. Eateries’ everyday menu items will also be available for purchase.

ACENZ 2018 Awards

ACENZ 2018 Awards

The successful transformation of 22 Boulcott Street, from multiple dark and dysfunctional buildings into one integrated, open and modern workspace for Transpower included extensive design collaboration. Consisting of significant structural modification, seismic strengthening the project has been recognised with receiving an Award of Merit for an innovative project with great a collaborative consulting team at the Association for Consulting and Engineering Professionals at the 2018 Innovate Awards.

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Due to this extensive transformation, it is difficult to believe that they are the same buildings. Whereas most seismic strengthening projects simply add to existing structural elements, this project involved the demolition of structural shear walls in order to create an open, modern and bright working environment. A large area of floor in the centre of the building was demolished to create a breath-taking full-height internal atrium that connects the building occupants vertically, and incorporates ‘floating’ pedestrian bridges and a staircase which hangs below the glass roof. Making use of the existing buildings, which had limited existing drawings, was as an extremely complex engineering problem and construction operation but one which resulted in an absolute triumph, and is a shining example of the sustainable re-use of existing buildings.

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Waikoukou, 22 Boulcott St, Supreme winner at the NZ Property Council awards

Waikoukou, 22 Boulcott St, Supreme winner at the NZ Property Council awards

Waikoukou, 22 Boulcott St

McKee Fehl Constructors and project team had an extremely successful evening at the New Zealand Property Council Awards with Waikoukou, 22 Boulcott St. The project was recognised as the supreme winner amongst a high standard of commercial projects from around the country.  The project was the recipient of Best in Category for the Commercial Office Property Award along with Merit in Green Building.

We send our congratulations to all finalists and award winners on the night. We would like to thank our wider project team including, Transpower, Architecture+, Jasmax, BlackYARD Engineering, COR Associates and Beca.

 

 

Teppan Hayashi now open at Press Hall

Teppan Hayashi now open at Press Hall

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Press Hall is excited to open its doors to Japanese restaurant Teppan Hayashi in the mezzanine.

Offering traditional Japanese cuisine inspired by local New Zealand produce, customers will be treated to a set menu of individual, handmade dishes that change regularly. Among others, dishes include tempura, grilled fish, wagyu beef as well as twenty varieties of sashimi.

“We’re delighted to open our restaurant and offer Wellingtonians an authentic Japanese dining experience with a unique and seasonal Kiwi twist,” says Head Chef, Kazutoshi Nomura, who brings a decade of culinary experience from traditional Japanese restaurants in Kobe, Japan.

“All our dishes are crafted individually and with love so you can always expect something appetising for both the palate and the eyes. Our open kitchen design, where customers can see the chefs hard at work, means guests get a lively and authentic Japanese culinary experience.”

The highly anticipated restaurant is the eleventh eatery to be unveiled since Press Hall’s opening in February this year.

Come on down to Press Hall now to have a taste.

NZIA – Wellington Awards

2018 Wellington Architecture Awards

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With a very successful evening at this awards night, McKee Fehl wishes to congratulate the Project team for 22 Boulcott St after winning two awards! The project has won the Commercial Architecture Award in conjunction with Architecture + and the Interior Architecture Award with Jasmax.

We found like to congratulate Transpower and Jasmax for a superb fitout design and Architect+ on the base build and transformation vision. We are truly honoured to receive these awards and they wouldn’t have been possible without the work of the amazing project team and clients we worked with.

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Press Hall opens

Press Hall opens

The wait is over!  Press Hall has opened its doors and is proving extremely popular.  With so many choices, the hardest decision is what to try first!

Once the heart of Wellington Newspapers, the historic Press Hall has been redeveloped into a vibrant and exotic destination offering a hand-picked collective of unique taste experiences.

Top Wellington eateries bring flavours from all corners of the world. Hungry visitors can chose from a range of different menus. From burritos and baos to Japanese poké and vegan power bowls, there’s something for everyone.

Located at Willis Street in central Wellington, Press Hall is the best spot in town for your brunch, lunch or dinner fix.

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Wellington Property People Awards 2017

Stephen Cummings, General Manager

McKee Fehl would like to congratulate our General Manager Stephen Cummings on his two awards – Momentum Outstanding Leadership Award and the Greenwood Roche Supreme Award awarded by the Property Council of New Zealand.

The Awards celebrate the people who are supporting the city with their endeavours. Wellington is a city where most people go about their business without making a lot of noise.  These Awards are the opportunity to champion the outstanding men and women in property who go “above and beyond”.

Congratulations Stephen!

Wellington Gold Awards 2017

Wellington Gold Awards 2017

McKee Fehl is excited to have been once again selected as a Wellington Gold Award finalist in the ACC Workplace Safety category in 2017. All McKee Fehl Staff are involved in the development and implementation of robust Health and Safety systems that look to ensure that the safety of everyone across all projects, tasks and sites.

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Preserving Wellington’s Historical Buildings

Maurice Clark; Preserving Wellington’s Historical Building

Public Trust Wellington Seismic Strengthing Heritage Upgrade Building Construction Restoration Award Winner

Managing Director, Maurice Clark spoke on Radio New Zealand’s Standing Room Only programme. While a large amount of press has been given recently to Wellington’s damaged buildings following the November 2016 earthquakes, Maurice has been leading a number of seismic strengthening projects across wellington. McKee Fehl has recently seen significant success with complete restoration of a variety of heritage building including, Public Trust Building and 15 Stout Street.  Audio from the interview is available on the Radio New Zealand website along with a gallery of images from the projects mentioned.

Tertiary ACC Accreditation

ACC Workplace Safety Management Practices Tertiary level accreditation

McKee Fehl has been awarded Tertiary level accreditation under the ACC Workplace Safety Management Practices. McKee Fehl is proud of all of our staff and pleased to receive recognition of the effective operation of our Health and Safety procedures. Congratulations to the whole team for the work they have put in to achieve this milestone. We look forward to continuing our efforts to provide safer working environments on all of our projects.

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Press Hall, The Taste Collective

Press Hall, The Taste Collective

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The new central landmark, Press Hall will be the destination for 1,000 staff in the new Intergen offices above and Transpower at 22 Bouclott Street and is situated at the epicentre of Wellington’s business, retail, city living and entertainment zones.

Once the heart of Wellington Newspapers, the historic Press Hall is being redeveloped and repackaged into a vibrant destination offering a hand-picked collective of unique taste experiences.

THE TASTE COLLECTIVE

Press Hall is all about taste: flavours and aromas in a stylish social environment. In this historically significant site, hospitality providers will come together as the ultimate Taste Collective. Each tenant will have their own unique offer, presentation and space. Customers will be transported into a world of diversity, a choice of unique tastes and dining options to suit any time of day, appetite or occasion, be it an escape from the office, a catch up with friends, or an important business connection. From breakfast to lunch and dinner, or a nightcap – Press Hall will perform above and beyond for its customers. In doing so, it will deliver rich rewards for tenants.

Customers will be transported into a world of diversity, a choice of unique tastes and dining options to suit any time of day, appetite or occasion, be it an escape from the office, a catch up with friends, or an important business connection. From breakfast to lunch and dinner, or a nightcap – Press Hall will perform above and beyond for its customers. In doing so, it will deliver rich rewards for tenants.

 

ERIC’s set to help at Public Trust

Earthquake Recovery Information Centre

Public Trust Wellington Seismic Strengthing Heritage Upgrade Building Construction Restoration Award Winner

McKee Fehl and managing director and building owner, Maurice Clark are always there for Wellington. Public Trust is currently owned by Maurice Clark and its Ground Floor is to open as a one-stop centre called ERIC (Earthquake Recovery Information Centre). Wellington City Council is working with the Wellington Regional Economic Development Agency, the Ministry of Social Development, the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, Inland Revenue and relevant community organisations to provide resources for the information centre.

The centre, due to open from Monday the 5th of December will be housed in the majestic heritage Ground Floor of Public Trust at the corner of Lambton Quay and Stout St, directly opposite the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment at 15 Stout St.

ERIC will be open from 10am-7pm Monday to Friday and as demand required may also open 10am-2pm Saturdays.

Press Hall – A New Landmark

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McKee Fehl is excited to host a sneak peek of Press Hall. In conjunction with the NZ Property Council, a site visit will be held on December 7th. Due for completion in 2017, Press Hall will reconnect Boulcott and Willis Streets via Transpower’s new offices at 22 Boulcott St, multiple new lifts and courtyard laneway.

Press Halls’s wide new laneway, open courtyard, Ground floor and mezzanine areas are currently under construction and this will be a unique and exciting opportunity to see back stage of this unique development project.  This Green Star registered project will offer a sustainable and efficient building with office accommodation to be tenanted by IT company Intergen.

To join us to hear all about this development and raise a toast to a significant new Wellington landmark, please register with via the NZ Property Council’s event page.

Galathea: Into the Bush

Galathea: Into the Bush Performance at Public Trust

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A season run of Galathea: Into the Bush is to be held on the Ground Floor of the Public Trust Building from Wednesday the 23rd of November to Saturday the 3rd of December. Originally written in 1588 by Shakespeare’s contemporary John Lyly, TwinCity Productions have used Galathea as inspiration for a new show. Galathea will provide both a temporary community space and a theatre in the heart of the city, celebrating Wellington’s vibrant rainbow community today.

We’re delighted that this beautifully restored building,” says Mark Amery of Urban Dream Brokerage, “which now houses the Ministry of Culture and Heritage can provide a stage for both history, community and the arts to come together in such a vital contemporary way, recognising voices from youth that are not always so well heard in such significant public space.”

In addition to being the performance space, during the run of the show from 1pm– 4pm Twin City Productions open up the venue as a community space for the public, with activities to be announced.

IES Lighting Design Awards

IES Lighting Design Awards 2016

McKee Fehl is pleased to see the recognition of Greig Blackler and Sean Clancey, from Pacific Consultants‘ lighting design for Public Trust. The project was the recipient of the Lighting Design award at the Illuminating Engineering Society of Australia and New Zealand.

The project’s lighting design for the building facade allows for the stonework of the Category 2 Heritage facade to be highlighted and displayed showcasing the detail of the building’s features. The design has provided an efficient, sustainable and effective design while working to protect the night environment from light pollution. Congratulations to the team.

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Maurice Clark, Wellington Laureate Award

Property People Awards 2016

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On behalf of all of the team at General Manager, Stephen Cummings, and McKee Fehl wishes to warmly congratulate our Managing Director, Maurice Clark, on being the recipient of the Greenwood Roache Wellington Laureate Award at the Wellington Property People Awards 2016.

Maurice was the recipient for this judges only, award in recognition for his strong commitment to Wellington and the property and construction industry. Maurice has a long history of successfully completing complex and innovative projects across the city. His reputation is one of  and has allowed him to create strong collaborative relationships with all sectors of Wellington’s business community, across a wide range.

Maurice’s ever increasing portfolio of work has seen him working across a variety of fields, from civil and community-based projects, large-scale redevelopment projects to significant seismic and heritage upgrades. This work is producing outstanding benefits for the city and will stand as an enduring testament and legacy to his exceptional and long-term commitment to the growth and development of the built environment and the Wellington.

Held in high regard by his staff, Maurice heads up a strong and dynamic team.

” Along with the much published contribution to the upgrade, preservation and redevelopment of landmark Wellington Buildings, Maurice has made a huge contribution to people and the industry by continually employing, training and developing staff and building a successful team around him.  The number of people that have come through McKee Fehl from apprentices, cadets, graduates and aspiring construction professionals are too many to name – congratulations Maurice! ” Stephen Cummings, General Manager

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ACENZ Awards of Excellence 2016

 ACENZ Awards of Excellence

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McKee Fehl Constructors Ltd wishes to congratulate Holmes Fire for receiving Silver at the ACENZ Awards of Excellence for their work on 15 Stout Street. This heritage listed structure was a challenging project with open plan office spaces, opening out on to the newly created atrium, Holmes Fire created an innovative solution for the building using careful and considered design techniques. Displaying a high level of technical ability, through their use of occupant movement modelling in conjunction with CFD modelling of visibility through the evacuation time. Working in conjunction with the wider project team, Holmes Fire also collaborated specifically with CORA, mechanical engineers for the project to utilise the HVAC system for smoke control of the building.

McKee Fehl also wishes to congratulate Holmes Fire on their work on the Royal Issac Theatre, Christchurch, receiving Gold at the  ACENZ Awards of Excellence.

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