Centennial Flats Refurbishment, Wellington, New Zealand
Client: Housing New Zealand
Services: Cost Management & Quantity Surveying
Built in 1940, the Centennial Flats are one of New Zealand’s first examples of Modernist architecture and Wellington’s first state housing multi-block.
Having become tired and worn, and no longer meeting seismic safety standards, Housing New Zealand carried out a $7.1 million refurbishment to provide modern homes for its tenants without altering the iconic appearance of the buildings.
Focused around a common green space, the 45 flats occupy 4,600 square metres of a 7,920 square-metre site.
The community centre was also restored to its former glory, and the grounds were reconfigured to improve security and provide a safe playground for young children.
RLB provided full quantity surveying and cost management services.