DLA were privileged to work on the structural strengthening of this iconic local landmark. Built from stone in the Gothic style and with a beautifully crafted timber and marble interior, the building was completed in 1886 and added onto in 1909.
Our work required careful coordination of the many inputs from Structural Engineers, Contractors, Heritage NZ, Conservation Architects and stonemasons as we addressed the numerous challenges presented by this complex project. Accessing the work required careful removal and reinstatement of roof slates, and timber sarking for the hundreds of steel brackets and thousands of bolted or grouted rod connections. Exterior Oamaru stone features have been removed, replicated in original materials and replaced.