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Final images captured of historic hotel
Inovo was engaged to capture a full colour 3D point cloud of the Club Hotel, Bluff, as a historic record prior to its demolition. Unlike a photo, the point cloud transforms raw scan data into as-built model, capturing all the dimensions and detail of this once-grand hotel building.
The Club Hotel was built in 1914 on the south side of Gore Street. It was designed in Italianate style by architect Frederick Annison and is a significant example of a relatively grand hotel building for a small Southland town. The heritage-listed building is structurally damaged and therefore unsafe. A demolition Resource Consent has now been issued to the long-vacant building’s owners, Bluff Oyster and Food Festival Charitable Trust, who stage the Bluff Oyster and Food Festival on an adjacent site but had to cancel the event in 2022 due to the former hotel having a dangerous building notice on it.
In recognition of the site’s historic value, resource consent conditions included, among others, detailed building records being made of the exterior of the hotel. That’s where Inovo’s laser scanning and modelling work comes in.
Inovo work allowed detailed information of the building to be preserved and, if needed, reproduced in the future.
Auckland Airport Redevelopment Update
A fresh start to 2024 sees the resumption of the matrix of projects that make up the Auckland Airport Capital Works programme – a project Inovo is providing Planning and Project Control services for.
The multi-billion-dollar infrastructure development programme is designed to revitalise the airport over a decade. We checked in with Inovo’s Dave Lang and Alice Fruean to find out what will be keeping us busy with for this project in 2024.
“The Airport work certainly is a large focus for us this year and beyond.” says Dave. “As the scope of the Auckland Airport work is quite broad, encompassing roading, public transport and pedestrian walkway networks, a new integrated domestic/international terminal plus fitout and airfield developments, our mission critical is to provide planning services which are detailed, well-timed and realistic in their expectations. Thankfully, we have the experience within the team to deliver really high-quality, reliable services.”
“Consultation and communication are absolutely critical, particularly when we are working on a project of this scale.” adds Alice. “We’ve brought together key representatives from Auckland Airport, stakeholders and the incumbent project team to develop a detailed understanding of the design and operational requirements and constraints for the project.” she says. “Methodologies and planning outcomes have been developed iteratively with the project team and will then be used to inform the integrated delivery schedule.”
Inovo is also managing a two-year programme of flood remediation works on the Auckland International terminal, reinstating critical infrastructure and building finishes damaged in the January 2023 storm events.
Inovo has been leveraging the extensive experience held by the team, not only on roading infrastructure, but also in the airport environment, with a well-established relationship with Christchurch International Airport Limited (CIAL), among others. Inovo originally provided construction planning services for the main contractor of the $227 million CIAL Integrated Terminal in 2010-2013, followed by the project planning and construction programming for the Novotel Hotel at Christchurch Airport, and as project managers for the Dakota Park business hub development.
We’re really excited to see this historic transformation of Auckland Airport take place and are pleased to be a part of the journey.
Dave Lang is an Inovo Director. Alice Fruean is an Associate & Senior Project Manager.
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FLOCKHILL Lodge a winner at Architecture Awards
The Inovo team was there to celebrate as FLOCKHILL Lodge, designed by Warren and Mahoney Architects, was named a winner in the Hospitality Category at the National Architecture Awards.
Inovo were Project Managers for the lodge development, as well as providing planning, surveying, and resource consent services.
The judges said:
“Looking northward to Lake Pearson and the surrounding mountainous landscape, this high-end hospitality offering takes its cues from local farm buildings. Robust and durable coloured in-situ concrete, cast in striated layers, anchor the collection of buildings to the site.” The judges also commented on the extensive use of locally sourced timbers, and the passive design principles incorporated into the ‘elegant shed’.
The Inovo team celebrates this win, together with owners FLOCKHILL Lodge, Warren and Mahoney Architects, Hoogervast Builders, Rough and Milne Landscape Architects, Ruamoko Solutions and TH Consultants.
With thanks to Te Kāhui Whaihanga New Zealand Institute of Architects.
Photo credit: Barry Tobin