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Below is just a sample of the broad range of projects we undertake. Click on the image for a larger view.

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Auckland Airport Novotel Hotel

Project: Auckland Airport Novotel Hotel
Main Contractor: Hawkins Construction
Description: A deluxe 5 star 260 room hotel project currently under construction with completion due July 2011.  Using acoustic rated ductile iron storm water pipe, HDPE soil stacks, PVC waste pipes and traditional copper pipe water and gas systems throughout the building.  The hotel supports a large commercial kitchen with extensive drainage through the ground floor out o the supporting drainage system. Click on the image for a larger view. Click here to view a pdf of the Novotel Independent Report.

Rotorua Hospital

Project: Rotorua Hospital
Main Contractor: Mainzeal Construction
Description: This project is still under construction and will be complete late 2011.  Upgrade of existing CSB building and complete new NIB building using painted copper pipes to combat high levels of sulphur.  Plumbing intensive with design by BECA. Click on the image for a larger view.

Sentinel Apartments

Project: Sentinel Apartments
Main Contractor: Brookfield Multiplex
Description: A luxurious 37 level residential apartment tower in Takapuna, Auckland with a 2 level penthouse, swimming pool, restaurant, gym and multilevel car parking.  Another complete plumbing, drainage and gasfitting project for Plumbco, completed on time and within budget. Click on the image for a larger view.

Sylvia Park Shopping Complex

Project: Sylvia Park Shopping Complex
Main Contractor: Brookfield Multiplex
Description: New Zealand’s larges shopping complex with food courts, supermarkets, retail and multileveled car parking.  Plumbco produced an outstand result with a complete design and build project which included plumbing, drainage and gasfitting. Click here to view a pdf of Builder Renovator article "Continual Changes No Problem For These Plumbers". Click on the image for a larger view.

Aotea Square

Project: Aotea Square
Main Contractor: Hawkins Construction
Description: Major commercial drainage project spanning over 2 years with a design and build concept to ensure existing services remained operational within the Auckland CBD.  Plumbco installed 1.3 kms of custom made Aco Channel and stainless steel grates and many 7m deep manholes have been carefully placed between existing services whilst still maintaining operational sewer and stormwater systems.  Products used were HDPE, MDPE, PVC, cast iron and concrete pipe. Click on the image for a larger view.

Metlifecare

Project: Metlifecare
Main Contractor: Hadyn & Rollett Construction
Description: Purpose build retirement village with facilities including hairdressers, swimming pool complex with several sewer pumping stations below ground level.  The drainage system was connected into the busy Shakespeare Road main sewer.  This is a multilevel development with car parking in the basement level. Click on the image for a larger view.

Ironbank Office and Retail Development

Project: Ironbank Office and Retail Development
Main Contractor: Macrennie Commercial Construction
Description: An ecologically sustainably designed building utilizing rainwater harvesting and solar water heating systems.  An intensive build with 5 buildings on a multilevel basement.  HDPE pipe was used through the building to help achieve the 5 Green Star Rating. Click on the image for a larger view.

NZI Building

Project: NZI Building
Main Contractor: Scarbro Construction
Description: One of the most energy-efficient office developments built in New Zealand, at One Fanshawe Street in the Auckland CBD, showcases a range of green features including a solar system, rain garden on the roof with a collection tank for reuse water through the soil fixtures in the building.  Piped in PPR water systems and PVC waste and drainage.  This is a 5 Star Green Rated Building with hydraulic design by Hydraulic Design Services. Click on the image for a larger view.

Albany Lakes

Project: Albany Lakes
Main Contractor: NZ Strong
Description: This project covered a total area of 61,775m2 which included two large fresh water lakes and a reticulating stream.  The lakes serve as flood plane reservoirs requiring an innovative pumping system to re-circulate the two lakes.  The re-circulating stream relies on an underground storage and pumping station which has automated monitoring for Local Council.  An extensive drainage system was installed to collect surface water. Click on the image for a larger view.

Mission Heights Primary and Junior School

Project: Mission Heights Primary and Junior School
Main Contractor: Hawkins Construction
Description: New Zealand’s first Green Star rated school, using environmentally friendly materials.  Environmental features including solar panels for water heating, as powered boilers with hot water under floor heating.  All non potable and irrigation water is supplied by a harvesting rain water system backed up with a pumped water bore.  The school has an efficiency monitoring system where cost savings can be realized. Click on the image for a larger view.

Manukau Hospital Super Clinic

Project: Manukau Hospital Super Clinic
Main Contractor: Fletcher Interiors
Description: A project with 3 new buildings and a renovation of an existing area consisting of Renal Facility, Lecture Theatre, Women’s Health and Hands Therapy. Click on the image for a larger view.

 
 
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