Wither Hills Winery

Client:

Wither Hills Wine Company

Project Typology:

Commercial cellar door, Industrial working winery new build

Date Completed:

2006

Significant Stats:

Tilt panel construction, overclad with quarry stone and plaster.

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Cellar Door Floor Area (m 2)

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Working Winery Floor Area (m 2)

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Storey

Challenges:

Many materials had to be ordered in advance from overseas; namely 120m2 of oak finishing timbers from America, in the right sizes and lengths for the whole project. Roofing materials, Rien Zinc from France with a three-month lead time.

Due to the lack of large cranes in Blenheim, we needed to organise the size of panels and loads to be lifted around the availability of the crane.


Success:

In 2006 the Master Builders Association recognised Robinson Construction's immense effort and success in delivering the Wither Hills project.

In recognition of the superb outcome of this commercial undertaking the company was awarded the prestigious New Zealand Master Builders Gold Award for a Retail and Commercial Project.


Proportion of Resources:

Robinson Construction delivered the Overall Project Management, and the traditional Concrete, Carpentry and Finishing trades.

Using subcontractors for Structural Steel, Roofing, Services, Joinery and Painting.


Key Personnel:

Nick Robinson (Project Manager)

Jim Western (Site Manager)

Phil Robinson (QS)


How Key Personnel Supported Success:

Communication between our project manager, the client, and consultants was on a regular basis and contributed toward the success of the project.


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