PROJECT MANAGEMENT

Project Category
Aged Care

Large Scale Residential

Project
Weathertightness Remediation and Interior Upgrade Project


Project Manager
Peter Watters


Client
Metlifecare Greenwood Park Village (GWP)


Location
Welcome Bay, Tauranga


Size
2,200 sqm


Value
$6.2m


Services Provided
  • Development management
  • Project management
  • Contract administration
  • Engineer to Contract
Challenges
  • Scale and extent of weathertightness damage unknown at commencement of project.
  • Feasibility assessment completed to determine optimal remediation solution; demolish and build new or remediate existing properties.
  • Rigorous Tauranga City Council building consent application and construction monitoring process.
  • Reclad, remediation and internal fitout works conducted over four stages with partial occupation by residents.
  • Lengthy construction programme of two and a half years due to the need in keeping residents housed in alternating build stages of the project.
  • Large number of stakeholders requiring extensive communication planning, reporting and engagements.
  • Covid 19 lockdowns created on-going challenges for materials supply and programme.
Outcome
  • Poor existing construction and design detailing was removed and replaced with current best practice design and construction methods e.g. double glazing in accordance with current building code.
  • Huge accolades received when completed units were handed back for resident occupation. Results and quality of remediation far exceeded expectations. Village management received tremendously positive feedback.
  • Although the project experienced a lengthy construction period and multiple Covid lockdowns construction increasing costs were heavily mitigated due to RDW’s planning and drafting of the construction contract, allowing tight and precise control.
  • What was once a dark and gloomy area of the Village has now become the most desired location by residents. Through the process RDW maintained a strong working relationship with Tauranga City Council’s weathertightness compliance team. This also assisted greatly when working with Council on other client projects with similar challenges.