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Committed builders worked through a very rainy March to keep the Hawke’s Bay Museum & Gallery redevelopment on track for completion in February next year.
Late in the month, Gemco Construction started pouring concrete to form the first floor of the new wing. Over coming weeks, the focus will be on constructing first floor walls and an internal balcony above the entrance foyer on the corner of Marine Parade and Tennyson Street.
Services trades comprise a sizeable 30 percent of site works and include plumbing and drainage, heating, ventilating climate control, electrical, data communications, security services and fire protection.
These services require careful coordination to align the network of pipes and ducts fitted into ceiling and wall cavities.
The new link building now effectively replaces the demolished Holt Gallery. The roof has been installed and the end walls have been closed in ready for cladding.
The Bestall Gallery’s heavy concrete ceiling has been removed and it will be replaced with a lighter and safer gib board ceiling.