Beautifully executed “Design and Build” at Raglan Main Beach.
A TRICKY SITE, A RELOCATABLE STRUCTURE IN THE HARSH BEACH FRONT LOCATION OF NGARUNUI BEACH DELIVERED TO A HAPPY COMMUNITY.
The site was quite tricky and required some detailed planning, specialist fittings and fixtures and had to cater for a wide variety of visitors, which Lobell had completely in hand.
The site sits adjacent to the Ngarunui Main Beach entrance and is a busy public place. The steep access road was the only way for emergency vehicles and deliveries to arrive safely to the site.
Local councils set high standards in health and safety. Lobell's trained managers efficiently work within the bounds of the district's unique guidelines and have remained on the preferred contractors list every time we apply.
The design included four vaulted toilets, which we thought was the most environmentally friendly way to remove waste from the oceanfront. The sealed tanks are emptied by local contractors and fitted with roof turbine ventilators to eliminate any odour.
The four showers drain to the ground. The ever-changing coastal zone the facility is located in is often subject to erosion. With this in mind, the toilet was designed to be moved if required. The salt air is tremendously harsh on metals, so all materials, fixings and exposed elements are the highest grade stainless steel to withstand a lifetime of corrosive conditions.
The finished build was complete with wheelchair access, timber seating, an integrated timber panel screen and a surfboard rack. The response from the community was positive and was lauded as "a good example of a design and build contract that ticks all the boxes".
“Lobell's detailed design meets all the parameters the Council was looking for. But also the fact that they were easy to communicate with, the Council as well as the Raglan Community Board were kept in the loop at all times. Lobell assisted the Resource Consent by providing design. WDC and Consultancy firm BECA handled the application.”
"As part of Council work programme, it is common that we take on students or interns to show them the ropes. On this project, the site manager from Lobell, John Niewenhuizen, took the intern under his wing and showed him in detail what a project like this entails. This was above and beyond what we expect and the intern was extremely grateful for the learning experience."
"Regarding the quality of the build - we achieved what we wanted - really good and very happy with the final outcome. In the end, all the paperwork was good and in order. A definite 9 out of 10. Lobell is a very professional outfit and I would recommend working with them."
Reuben Rink - Project Delivery Team Leader, Community Projects
Waikato District Council