2010: Forte Apartments, $11m

Forte Apartments

Project Manager: Stephen Cummings

Site Manager: Bert Warda

The eleven storey Forte Apartments was constructed in inner city Wellington. The building holds 40 apartments along with retail space on the ground floor. The confines of College Street created a particularly narrow site that required excavation below the water table and the underpinning of the adjacent buildings in two directions.  This meant systematic excavation, boxing and pouring was done in small sections to maintain the integrity of those buildings.Water management was a key element for this project with McKee Fehl working in closely with the piling subcontractor to ensure that only clean water was discharged into the storm water system. While the project was initially over budget, we worked closely with the design team, including Silvester Clarke, to come up with effective solutions to cost engineer the project to a point where it could proceed.