MARLBOROUGH: NO. 1 SHOES BUILDING,
John Tovey and Neil Phillips managed this T H Barnes’ build on the corner of Market and Wynen Streets, which involved the demolition of a two-storey building in the CBD, without damaging the two adjoining buildings. This was followed by extensive excavation and the careful driving in of 37 piles, while we liaised with the local archaeologist throughout.
Once the site was prepared, we rebuilt an entirely new retail development that involved the offsite manufacturing of precast wall panels, columns, and L-shaped lintel panels. An intricate precast and structural steel jigsaw puzzle was constructed, with no tolerance for error. The construction team also completed the modern tenancy fit-out for No.1 Shoes.