Number 1 Shoes, 104 Elizabeth Street, Tauranga

Number 1 Shoes

The old No 1 Shoes retail building on Elizabeth Street in Tauranga required a major renovation and upgrade. Parnwell No 2 Trust contracted Hawes Building Solutions as head contractor for the construction work.

The renovations were designed by Insight Architects who had a design brief to upgrade the building with a look to match the adjacent shops also owned by the same client. The project conditions included a very tight programme of 15 weeks with no room for time overruns.

Work involved significant demolition of the existing façade and then installation of structural steel and glazing to create a modern retail image. New cladding and entry canopies were also installed to complete the modernization of the building. The floor area was divided into two tenancies, each with their own individual services and shop front entry. New kerbing and car parking were also provided to integrate all four of the retail outlets. Other work included upgrades to the electrical, plumbing, drainage and fire protection services of the building.

As the construction zone was on one of the busiest streets in Tauranga, Hawes Building Solutions paid particular attention to health & safety issues on the site. Perimeter hoardings, site safety signage, hazard identification and other safety issues were monitored closely. Pedestrian access and work impacting on neighbours were also key issues.

The project was completed exactly to the programme and was handed over to the client on the day required.

Excellent feedback was received from all parties involved including the architect, the client and the project management team.