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Queens Wharf redevelopment progress update

Media release

Thursday, 14 April 2011

Queens Wharf redevelopment progress update

The redevelopment of Queens Wharf took another step forward today with the addition of fabric covering to part of The Cloud structure.

Over the past month a large 178.5 metre steel frame has been installed on the western edge of the wharf to support the white fabric forming the roof and wall panels of The Cloud – a purpose built structure to accommodate the festival, fanzone and showcase event on the wharf during the Rugby World Cup 2011.

“The redevelopment of Queens Wharf involves three distinct projects: repairs to the wharf structure, renovations to Shed 10 and the wharf surface, and the installation of The Cloud,” said Bob Harvey, Waterfront Auckland Chairman.

“Repairs to the underside of Queens Wharf have been continuing since last year, along with repairs to the wharf surface. Essential services (power, water, wastewater, and communications) have also been installed from Quay Street.”

“Over coming months the historic red fence will be repaired and reinstated and the entrance and exit points to the wharf from Quay Street will be greatly improved,” said Mr. Harvey. “New lighting will be installed and wooden and concrete street furniture will be added.”

“Shed 10 is receiving a new roof and its exterior cladding is being renovated to make it watertight. The old historic cargo shed is also getting new doors, a paint job and links to essential services.”

The Cloud is made of structural steel, timber, opaque fabric PVC, glass and clear ETFE. Sixteen jumbo rolls of roof fabric (8,500 square metres weighting about 10 tonnes) produced by Ferrari in France was sea freighted to Fabric Structure Systems in Whangarei and fabricated into the roof panels. The ETFE roof & wall panels are being fabricated by Architen Landrell in Wales.

Waterfront Auckland is managing the redevelopment of Queens Wharf and has contracted three construction companies to carry out on-site work: Construction Techniques is managing the under wharf repair; Fletcher Construction is managing the construction of The Cloud; and Kalmar Construction is managing the repairs to Shed 10, surface repairs, services installation and landscaping. All three elements of the Queens Wharf redevelopment will be completed by August 2011.


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