TriWanaka is running a series of Swim/Run events over the summer. The first two dates in December had to be cancelled due to lake flooding, but with the recent hot weather the lake is starting to warm up. If you're interested in taking part , go to the TriWanaka website https://triwanaka.co.nz/swim-run-series/
Breen Construction has been working on the intricate cedar cladding, which has been designed to give a basket-weave effect on the large expanses of the south and north walls.
The jigsaw of steel structure pieces were all carefully labelled and, with the use of a crane, were lifted into place. By the end of June, the steel shell was complete.
The timber frames were delivered in early July. By the end of the month, the roof was on.
During August, the storage shed end of the building was sheathed with ply and the exercise and change rooms end was wrapped with underlay, in readiness for cladding with cedar and Corten.
The structural steel arrived on site on 4th June. Manufacturers John Jones Steel, based in Christchurch, have sent a team to Wanaka to erect the structural steel floor and shell, which they expect to complete within 20 days. The following photos show progress during the first 4 days of construction.
The driver says it took 2 full days for a specialised team to load the truck!! Only 3 hours to unload, luckily.
Trenches for foundations were dug in early March, under the supervision of Site Arborist Ben McFarlane. With boxing, piles and reinforcing steel installed during the latter half of the month, the site was ready for concrete, which was poured on 5th April.
Left to right: Pile driving; boxing and reinforcing; concrete being poured; Chairman Michael Sidey, Architect Alistair Madill and former Trustee Kevin Gingell-Kent keep a close eye on progress; Foreman Hemi Karamaena levels the concrete strip footing; the completed foundations.