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Farmers – Cuba Dixon Stage 2

Project Summary

Client: Willis Bond And GWRC

Project Type: Commercial and Retail

Project Timeframe: 2018-2020

Architects: Athfield Architects

Project Description

The old Farmers department store and neighbouring buildings form the second stage of an extensive regeneration project covering a one-hectare block north from 106 Cuba Street to Dixon Street and west to Victoria Street.

The store, which had fallen to less than 5 per cent of the New Building Standard (NBS), has been brought up to at least 100 per cent NBS as a result of new piling, strengthening of the heritage façade, and tying all three buildings together with concrete and steel. Major temporary works throughout the demolition and strengthening ensured both the safety of the workers and the buildings’ structural integrity.

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