The Orange Building
Hertitage refurbishment and extention, requiring a comprehensive tanking solution.
The full CETCO Volclay range was chosen for this project due to the site access, versatility, ability to be installed on a wet/dry substrate.
Project Name: The Orange Building
Products Used: Volclay Product Range
Completed: March 2015
The Orange was an extension and refurbishment of one of Auckland’s iconic landmarks The Orange Coronation Hall. The new mixed used development included 67 new apartments, commercial space, basement carparking and two retail units. While the refurbishment of the old Coronation Hall involved strengthening the foundations and updating the old lodge room, dance hall and supper room.
The heritage status of the Orange Coronation Hall presented challenges throughout planning and construction. The new development required a comprehensive tanking solution, while the Old Coronation Hall didn’t require additional waterproofing the project focus was on refurbishment and seismic joints. The Old Coronation Hall was previously in a derelict state and Dominion Constructors needed to demolish a late addition annex before works could begin. As a heritage site one of the challenges was to ensure that the piling works on the new development would not have any detrimental effects on the Old Coronation Hall Structure.
The nature of the project dealing with two independent structures (the Old Coronation Hall and the New Development) meant that a seismic joint solution was required. The projects’ location on the busy Eden Terrace made site access a challenge, particularly with the basement entrance being on one side of the road while the walking entrance was on the other. Below the capping beam the basement tanking was against shotcrete pile faces where conditions were challenging.
The full CETCO Volclay range was chosen for this project due to the site access, versatility, ability to be installed on a wet/dry substrate. The building was situated between two boundary lines therefore limiting workable areas. By utilising a membrane such as the Volclay range, the Voltex could be pre-applied to pre-cast panels in the precast yard before on-site installation.
Project construction went through a winter with significant rainfall, Volclay was ideal for the project due to its ability to swell and seal, once confined this led to no leaks, post construction.
Allco also supplied a range of seismic joints, required to mitigate the challenges of having independent movement between the Old Coronation Hall and the new development.