As with any construction site, and especially one on this scale, it is a busy, loud, and exciting time in the project. Currently, LT McGuinness Construction is carrying out seismic strengthening work on the building, which will allow for the library to be open again to the public as early as 2026.
This month marks a significant milestone in the strengthening works as all 49 of the piles have now been completed. The piles went down as far as 21 metres deep before they hit rock. This is a solid effort in the rehabilitation of Te Matapihi and with a crew of 90 to 100 now on site the construction work is operating in full swing!