Trademark Construction was selected as the main contractor to rebuild the World Mission Society Church of God in Shirley, Christchurch. The original church building was constructed back in 1919, with the main hall extension built in 1928. Both buildings suffered major structural damage in the 2010 and 2011 Canterbury earthquakes. The chapel tower collapsed completely and the building suffered extensive damage requiring partial demolition.
The site was located at a busy intersection, requiring careful planning of logistics and health and safety to ensure the least disruption to the public possible. We made the buildings structurally sound before demolition of exterior walls. From there considerable structural upgrades were made to the foundations and the buildings.
Access to this public facility had to be maintained throughout construction.
The original ornate ceilings were suspended in place throughout the construction works. A new steeple and tower were constructed at the front of the building. Trademark managed all aspects of delivery including construction and subcontractors. Trademark's experience in earthquake strengthening and rebuilds ensured that the project was delivered successfully.