Trademark is working with project manager Joseph and Associates and the Westland District Council to structurally strengthen the Carnegie Building in Hokitika.
The building works include strengthening, foundations, lighting, climate control, and works to both the internal and external finishes.
"Trademark Construction's Christchurch operations manager Jai Burrows inside the stripped Carnegie Gallery yesterday as work began on the $2.1 million strengthening programme of the Carnegie Building. A first engineering assessment put the building at just 12% of new building standards, a second report had it up to 28%, and a third came in at 34%. The current seismic strengthening work will see that lifted to 100%. Lighting, climate control, fire suppression and security systems will also be upgraded in the 113 year old building to meet modern museum standards and ensure the preservation of the Hokitika Museum collection, the Westland District Council says."
Hokitika Guardian, May 21, 2021 (p.2).