Project 1 - Building Restoration Renewal
This stage of the overall project is now complete with the external restoration work finished for all three railway station buildings.
About project 1
Work commenced on Monday 7 July 2014, on Project 1 “Building Restoration / Renewal” which involves the external restoration and structural strengthening on these three iconic buildings.
This is one of several projects focussed on creating a central “hub” within Te Kuiti Township.
Getting to this stage has been a long process, resulting in some delays to WDC’s original programme. Key processes included getting approval from KiwiRail and Historic places Trust and providing a practical solution to strengthening of the existing chimneys.
Key features of the restoration and renewal includes foundation works, strengthening of the brick chimneys, canopy and brick walls, reproofing, repairs to the external cladding to the buildings / windows and painting of the complex.
This initial project has been made possible by WDC receiving a grant of over $500,000 from the Lotteries Grants Board.
Photo: November 2014 - Work underway includes repairs to the floors, re-building of the chimney and completion of the exterior painting.
Photo: Bearers and pile replacement - Building 1.
Photo: Structural strengthening of chimney - building 1.
Photo: Internal bearer strengthening - building 1.
Photo: Window refurbishment building 2. New frame, sill and runners.
Photos of buildings prior to commencement of project: