Hanging out on Boulcott Street

It’s always exciting working on a big new build and the nine-storey high Boulcott Suites were no exception. On this project the ante was upped considerably however – we had to install every balustrade after the scaffolding came down…

With retail at ground level of the building the floors above are mainly used as short-term serviced apartments. Urban Group were engaged to supply and install aluminium and glass balustrades for 35 decks of the complex, amounting to 185 lineal metres. Our installation team had to work hanging from harnesses for this job, making it very challenging indeed.

As a striking feature we also fixed customised cedar louvre screens to the front of one glass panel in each balustrade. Although not part of the original design this was a method that added both style and sophistication to the overall building aesthetic.

It was easy to gain project-wide agreement on this. We actually provided a more cost-effective solution by simplifying the original design. Everyone agreed that the overall result was stunning.

Project:

Boulcott Suites Glass & Cedar Balustrades

Head Contractor:

Arrow International

Architect:

Archaus

Location:

Boulcott Street, Wellington

Completion Date:

April 2016