Monday, October 9 2017
We were pleased to see our Auckland studio receive a Silver Award in the Office and Workplace Environments category at The BEST Awards on Friday evening. Congratulations to all of the award winners on the night.
Friday, October 6 2017
The extensive enabling works undertaking at the 85 Customs Street Residential site is all but complete. The preparation work includes second and third stage demolition works to existing buildings, in part, located to the east and west of the development site. The adjacent heritage building has been structurally stabilised and wrapped up in ‘cotton wool’ (so to speak) ready for earthworks to begin.
The central portion of the site is where the 5 level basement and 56 level tower is to be sited. The cleared site has been prepared with strengthening works to stabilise carriageways, below ground obstructions identified and removed and the construction of perimeter concrete guide walls complete as a requirement for the excavation and construction of basement permanent works.
With building consents in place the sub-contractor has established their presence by moving into position heavy machinery and setting up the bentonite recovery plant, all commissioned and ready to start in earnest. Reinforcing cages have been fabricated offsite and are expected to be placed in their 20m deep permanent positions and concrete poured within the next week.
This process will continue over the next few months until the continuous perimeter basement wall is complete, a significant milestone for the project.
Thursday, September 14 2017
Our studio at Level 2, 122 Quay Street will be open this Saturday the 16th of September between 11am and 2pm as part of the Auckland Architects’ Studios tour. This is a great opportunity for anyone considering a career in architecture who would like to gain insights into what practical architecture is really like, for anyone interested in understanding the various stages of an architecture project, or for anyone interested in seeing the types of projects being undertaken by practices in Auckland. Be sure to drop by!
Tuesday, September 12 2017
Peddle Thorp are proud to be working with Ballantynes designing a new building for their Lichfield Street frontage in Christchurch.
The redevelopment replaces the two temporary buildings constructed following the loss of the Andersons and Stables buildings in the February 2011 earthquake; Ballantynes lost 2550 square meters of trading space and four levels of car parking.
The new building comprises of a basement, two floors of retail with offices and car parking above. The new retail space will link seamlessly with the existing, with a new café and deli at the base of a triple height glazed atrium. The building will be an exciting addition to the expanding and dynamic retail precinct of Christchurch and an integral part of the Ballantynes retail experience.
Work is due to commence on site in the coming weeks, with an anticipated opening date of early 2019.
Friday, September 8 2017
We enjoyed the recent opportunity for a studio visit of the Botanica and Botanica Heritage multi-unit residential sites in Mt Eden. It was great to see the new residences starting to take shape and we look forward to seeing the final result!
Tuesday, September 5 2017
We are excited to be participating in the Auckland Architects’ Studios tour this Saturday the 9th of September as part of the Festival of Architecture. The doors of our studio at Level 2, 122 Quay Street will be open from 11am to 2pm. This is a great opportunity for anyone considering a career in architecture who would like to gain insights into what practical architecture is really like, for anyone interested in understanding the various stages of an architecture project, or for anyone interested in seeing the types of projects being undertaken by practices in Auckland. Be sure to drop by!
Tuesday, August 22 2017
The ANZ Centre is continuing to make its mark on the Christchurch rebuild, with Hush Interiors and Seddon’s The Fibrous Plaster Company winning two awards at the annual AWCI (Association of Wall & Ceiling Industries of New Zealand Inc.) Awards of excellence held in Taupo over the weekend as part of the 2017 AWCI National Conference. The AWCI awards celebrate outstanding wall and ceiling craftsmanship across New Zealand. Hush Interiors and Seddon’s The Fibrous Plaster Company won both the Commercial Award of Excellence alongside the People’s Choice Award for Excellence for their work on the outstanding ceilings in the atrium space of the ANZ Centre in Christchurch. Peddle Thorp is proud to have worked alongside both firms on the project, and congratulate them for the well-deserved recognition of their outstanding work.
Tuesday, August 8 2017
We’re excited to see our very own Peddle Thorp Auckland studio amongst the finalists of the 2017 Best Design Awards in the Offices and Workplace Environments category.
Friday, August 4 2017
We are delighted that three Peddle Thorp projects have been shortlisted for the 2017 New Zealand Architecture Awards including 151 Queen Street (Enduring Architecture), Australis Nathan (Heritage) and our very own Peddle Thorp Auckland studio (Interior Architecture).
Thursday, July 27 2017
Peddle Thorp Director Richard Goldie recently spoke with Domain Magazine about the global trend towards brownfield development with reference to the exciting Union Green project due for completion in Auckland next year.