He Puna Taimoana(commercial completed)
He Puna Taimoana (New Brighton hot pools) was a key development in the New Brighton Regeneration Project. The pools have been talked about for a number of years as a destination asset to help revitalise New Brighton. He Puna Taimoana offers five heated pools (relaxation, fitness, and family), a separate plunge pool, sauna, and café.
Waqitohu won the hard landscaping package. Our works involved the supply and install of:
Firth Designer Series paving and coloured concrete installed to a specific design and intricate pattern
Horizon bluestone nibs and visibility strips
paved steps and risers, coping stones, and aluminium edging.
The project really kicked off for us at the end of 2019, with our teams working hard to get as much done before Christmas as possible. At the start of the new year, it was all hands on deck to ensure the March 2020 opening deadline was met. We had multiple paving and concrete teams working concurrently, as well as some of our Trademark Construction crew helping out with the carpentry work on the buildings.
It was an extremely challenging project that involved a lot of problem-solving on the move. Our team stood up to the task and delivered what is a truly stunning, and amazing complex to have in the Garden City.
Riccarton Road (commercial completed)
Waitohu was part of the team with Fulton Hogan that delivered this Riccarton Road upgrade, which was completed in May 2020, well ahead of the original December deadline.
The project was to upgrade all subsurface services, replace and widen the road, and upgrade the footpaths and street furniture making this stretch of road more accessible and pedestrian-friendly.
Beginning in early September 2019, the Trademark teams carried out work from kerb to boundary, which required a wide range of skills, resources, plant, and equipment. While we excavated and prepped the footpaths for new paving, we concurrently formed and poured concrete nibs, cut-downs, and foundations for street furniture. In and around the paving, other members of our team were working hard to install all the new seating, garden edges, bollards, cycle stands, and rubbish bins.
The segmental paving we installed was from Firth – it consisted of Honed Warm Earth Piazzas, and Bush Hammered and Honed Warm Earth Setts running along the shopfronts as a make-up strip.
The cobbled intersections used the traditional Firth Holland in the Warm Earth colour.
As expected, one of the greatest challenges on a project like this is maintaining access to the stakeholders that line either side of the street – this was definitely the case on Riccarton Road with the project running the length of Westfield Mall. However, this was overcome with fantastic communication with the Fulton Hogan team throughout the project, and the flexibility to go above and beyond with the hours we worked to minimise disruption for the businesses involved. There were many days… and nights worked!
Waitohu Limited are experts in residential paving. From natural stone, to wet cast, to concrete pavers, we have the experience to make your vision become a reality.
Our concrete division has been working to prep and place 185m² of exposed aggregate concrete at Akaroa Salmon in Wigram.
We highly recommend the mix we're using on this job – it is a coloured Algidus exposed mix from Canterbury Concrete.
Our exposed aggregate jobs stand out as our team consistently achieves a nice screed, and an even exposure. We're skilled at exposing the concrete at the right time and in the right way, which is the crucial part of the process.
Waitohu worked with Downer on this Tuam Street upgrade, which was part of the An Accessible City programme transport network improvement.
A section of Tuam Street (between Oxford Terrace and Antigua Street) was widened to create a dedicated bus lane and new bus shelters have been installed.
Waitohu installed Firth Honed Piazzas, and Bush Hammered and Honed Holland Setts to both sides of the road.
This job links onto the Oxford Gap project that we completed at the end of 2018.