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Heritage preservation and adaptive reuse project by Haydn & Rollett Construction featuring Saatchi & Saatchi building in Parnell

Hadyn & Rollett Construction main contractor for heritage building upgrade


To maintain the financial viability of the recent Saatchi & Saatchi building upgrade, the building needed to remain fully tenanted during the process.

For the main contractor, Haydn & Rollett Construction, this was the biggest challenge of the entire project. Project manager Matthew Bird says while larger tenancies were able to move staff around within their existing spaces, other tenancies needed to move to other areas temporarily.

"This required a lot of planning. Many tenants had complex IT set-ups that were difficult to move, so this involved very close liaison between the project manager, tenants and ourselves.

"Works were designed so they could be undertaken in multiple stages without significant additional costs being incurred. The age of the building also meant measurements were not precise. We would complete one stage, then stop and measure up for the next installation."

Bird says access was another challenge. A bespoke steel crane designed by structural engineer Mott MacDonald enabled the use of long steel members that could be fabricated in a single piece. This was another key factor in achieving a tight construction programme.


For details, contact Haydn & Rollett Construction, PO Box 100141, North Shore Mail Centre, Auckland 0745, phone (09) 444 7379. Or visit the

First published date: 30 April 2015

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