9 September 2020
Concept designs for Hornby’s new $37.5 million community centre have been revealed. Please see the image gallery below.
The Waipuna/Halswell-Hornby-Riccarton Community Board will consider the centre designs at its meeting on Tuesday, 15 September. Following Board approval of the concept designs, the detailed design will be developed and the project will go out to tender for a building contractor early in 2021.
Construction is due to start by mid-2021, with the centre set to open in late 2022.
30 April 2020
Progress on development of the new Hornby Library, Customer Services and Recreation and Sport Centre is underway, with no impact at this stage from COVID-19.
The design team, made up of Warren & Mahoney as the lead design consultant, Aecom as project managers, and Rawlinsons as quantity surveyors, has been working to develop the requirements for the different areas of the centre: the library, the service centre and the pools. These are being fed into the layout of the building. A number of different layouts have been developed and analysed for cost, to create an efficient and integrated service between all three areas.
The Kyle Park site of the facility, a former landfill, has been tested to see what gas produced by the landfill material is in the ground. Tonkin & Taylor collected landfill gas readings from its monitoring wells and found nothing unexpected, with a low rate of landfill gas being released. This is normal for landfills of this age, and the site is considered low risk. There are a number of simple solutions available to control any gas, such as membranes or venting layers beneath the building.
Tonkin & Taylor has also tested the groundwater below the site. They found that there is limited impact on the quality of this groundwater from the landfill waste material, and that it safely meets drinking water standards.