TBS Remcon were nominated as the preferred head contractor to refurbish the Endeans Building located in the heart of Auckland’s CBD.
This heritage building was completed in 1915 and is said to be the first concrete encased steel frame building in New Zealand. The original construction drawings indicated there were five floors initially built, with a sixth floor being added in the 1960s and finally a 7th floor in the early 1990s.
The scope to remediate the building consisted of:
- Levels 6-7 re-cladding, removal and reinstatement of window joinery, waterproofing, floor finishes, new balustrades, remedial to flashings and replacement of upper roof membrane.
- Remediation of fire penetrations from the four service risers into the apartments, between apartments and remedial works to fire doors and closers
- Level 1 – 5 remedial work to plastered concrete façade and window lintels/sills, remedial to the steel window frames and repainting of the building exterior.
Our team were faced with the challenge of working on a highly trafficked public pedestrian area adjacent to the central city bus terminus which required a robust traffic management plan. In addition, the team were required to complete the work while the building remained fully occupied so considerable effort was made to minimise the impact of the works on residents.