Located in Balfour Street, Parnell, Auckland, this building was formerly home to Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design. NZ Strong were contracted to complete the large scale structural and seismic strengthening project of this iconic building in Parnell, Auckland.
“Balfour Street was a great project down to planning and communication – as always Affordable stepped up to the mark. It was a big project of scaffolding and weather proofing and it stood up to all weather conditions. Affordable did not over engineer the project which meant we could get on with all contract work. Great job.”
Construction Project Management Team, NZ Strong
Affordable Group were required to provide large scale tube and clip scaffolding, shrink wrap and a large ramp for access to the site.
The building is located in a high wind zone and it weathered two severe storms during the project. Both storms had winds in excess of 80kph and yet no scaffolding or shrink wrap was moved.
The building also went from ground floor to sub three floors below ground and scaffolding had to be placed between the building and the retaining wall, creating challenges that had to be overcome.