Reusing Heritage Structures and Maximising Floor Space
This project involved refurbishing and fitting out seven heritage buildings at Hobsonville that previously housed the Sunderland and Catalina sea planes. These were turned into multi-use buildings for various tenants with a unique mix of office space, a farmer’s market, restaurants and a craft brewery. Structure Design made an important contribution to this project, with innovative structural engineering design that has allowed the majority of the old structures to be reused. This adaptive reuse showcases the possibilities of sustainable design, where reusing existing materials avoids the need to make new, which also makes a positive contribution to the well-being of our environment.