Work on many Wellington City Council construction projects was put on hold when New Zealand went into lockdown last month.
On Wednesday, the first day of COVID Alert Level 3, work restarted across the city under health and hygiene protocols designed to ensure the safety of both work crews and the public.
Among the key projects back in action are Tākina - the Wellington Convention and Exhibition Centre - the Wellington Town Hall, and the Omāroro water reservoir.
Contractor LT McGuinness and many of their sub-contractors are back onsite at Tākina and following strict Alert Level 3 protocols, said Jack McGuinness, Commercial Manager for the site, which is opposite Te Papa.
The primary structure of Tākina, including all structural steel and concrete works, was successfully completed at the end of July.
“This was a fantastic milestone for everyone involved, and the project," Jack says.
Installation of the glazed mesh façade has now restarted, along with continuation of construction of the warm roof, which will help progress the fitout on lower floors.