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!
The link below is for today’s article in stuff and in the Dominion Post for the ‘Press Hall’ opening.
McKee Fehl would like to add a big thank you to the team that have been working extremely hard and all sorts of hours to get this open on time, they can be extremely proud of the result, and believe this will become a Wellington Icon.
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”.
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.
Maurice Clark; Preserving Wellington’s Historical Building
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.
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.
Press Hall, The Taste Collective
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.
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.
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Earthquake Recovery Information Centre
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, 80 Willis Street
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.
Galathea: Into the Bush Performance at Public Trust
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 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.
Property People Awards 2016
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
ACENZ Awards of Excellence
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.
Tel Tower Student Accommodation
Cheops Holdings and McKee Fehl is pleased to announce the commencement of the conversion of Tel Tower into modern student hostel accommodation. To be leased and operated by Victoria University of Wellington this building will be seismically upgraded and converted into single and double bedrooms for the Universities incoming students. McKee Fehl have a long history in successfully delivering office to student accomodation conversions, with the 2011 completion of Joan Stevens Hall on The Terrace and the 2013 Boulcott Hall and 2015 Katharine Jermyn Hall on Boulcott St. With completion in early 2017, McKee Fehl will have successfully produced 1130 bedrooms for Victoria University of Wellington students.
Wellington Gold Awards
McKee Fehl are proud to be finalists in the Wellington Gold Awards in the ACC Workplace Safety Category. Congratulations to all the winners on the night, with particular congratulations to supreme winner and our incoming tenants Intergen. Intergen have been recognised in the Cyber Gold category and also received the Supreme Gold.
“With many clients now achieving results in global markets, a commitment to Wellington initiatives and the upskilling of their industries people really stood out for the Judges in selecting Intergen for the supreme award.” John Dow, Director Wellington Gold Awards
McKee Fehl are excited to complete the seismic redevelopment work to see Integen’s 200-plus strong Wellington team be homed into the modern and seismically upgraded building at 84 Willis St.
“We’ve been in and committed to the Wellington region for 15 years and in that time have spawned a number of very successful businesses and fostered a number of hugely talented individuals who have gone on to remarkable success. We’re very proud to have played this role and we look forward to our next exciting chapter as we move into our new offices at Press Hall later this year.” Simon Bright, Intergen Chief Executive Office
Property Council NZ Rider Levett Bucknall
Public Trust has won two awards at the Property Council NZ Rider Levett Bucknall awards for 2016. Receiving Merit Heritage and Adaptive Reuses Property Award and Commercial Office Property Award.
McKee Fehl is pleased to congratulate our owner and Managing Director, Maurice Clark on his Queen’s Birthday honour. Maurice has been made an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit in recognition of his services to heritage preservation and the construction industry.
“Maurice has worked tirelessly over the years to drive successful restoration and redevelopment projects. Utilising his extensive knowledge of structural engineering, has allowed him to lead McKee Fehl across a variety of challenging projects, while ensuring successful solutions on a large number of projects for Wellington. Working across a variety of heritage and seismically vulnerable buildings, Maurice has become a key asset to rescuing the city’s existing buildings with innovative and progressive buildings solutions for our clients and tenants” Stephen Cummings, General Manager
A number of Maurice’s key heritage preservation projects have included the 1904 Victoria University Hunter Building, the 1876 Law School (Old Government Building), along with the recent completion of the 1908 Public Trust Building now occupied by the Ministry of Culture and Heritage. Maurice’s engineering skills have been tested on the strengthening works for the Victoria University Rankine Brown Building, Museum of Wellington City and Sea and more recently with the onsite structural testing undertaken prior to the redevelopment of the former Defense building, 15 Stout St currently occupied by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.
McKee Fehl are excited to have been selected as a Wellington Gold Award finalist in the ACC Workplace Safety category. All McKee Fehl Staff are involved in the development of robust Health and Safety systems that look to ensure that the safety of everyone across all projects, tasks and sites.
Printer’s Yard, Willis Street
Hidden in the heart of Wellington at 84 Willis Street since 1923, the creation of a brand new laneway reconnects our city to the Printer’s Yard.
Where industrial printing presses and machinery once hummed, this exciting development breathes new life into the historic and characterful old press hall. Vibrant and sheltered, Printer’s Yard is a central destination within a busy city; a place for socialising, work, coffee, food and more. Join us in shaping Wellington’s most exciting new destination; Printer’s Yard.
McKee Fehl is pleased to be the recipient of a Gold award at the Master Builders Commercial Project Awards for our work on seismic strengthening and heritage restoration work on Public Trust.
We would like to thank our project partners, Warren and Mahoney, Dunning Thornton, Pacific Consultants and COR Associates. We extend our congratulations to all of the entrants this year.