Some of our Past Projects

We have showcased some of our recent projects highlighting the diversity of our project work.

Recycling Steel - Hinuera Sheds

Welcome to our project showcase: Recycling Steltech Structural Steel Beams for Hinuera Storage Sheds 2023!

Key Project Statistics:

  • Material Used: 380 tons of structural steel, including nearly 200 tons of recycled Steltech beams.
  • Purlins: 11.5 km in total
  • Purlin Bolts: 12,500 purlin bolts used in the construction

Sustainability Impact 

  • By recycling Steltech beams, the project contributes to environmental sustainability.
  • Repurposing Steltech steel reduced the demand for new raw materials.
  • Endorses the longevity and lifecycle of steel as a product of choice in construction.

Client Background:  Working closely with Sabre Construction, the client acquired Steltech beams from a demolished building at the port and aimed to repurpose them for constructing storage sheds in Hinuera. Facing time constraints, the Steltech material was transported over the Kaimai Ranges to Hinuera where the engineering team had to finalise a design using what was on site.

Conclusion: This project exemplifies our commitment to innovative and sustainable construction practices. The journey from salvaging Steltech beams to their transformation into functional storage sheds showcases our expertise in working with clients wanting to recycle material for structural engineering. We are proud to have contributed to both environmental sustainability and the efficient use of existing resources.

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Pacific Coast Village Retirement Village

This project comprises 36 high end serviced apartments over two levels as part of the central precinct in the Pacific Coast Village retirement village.

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Wellington Convention Exhibition Centre (WCEC)

Tākina, The Wellington Convention and Exhibition Centre (WCEC) is the capital’s first premium conference and exhibition space, due to be completed in 2023. This innovative new facility will provide 18,000 square metres of multi-purpose conference and exhibition space for public touring exhibitions, large conference and trade exhibitions and business events. Steelworks are fabricating parts of the steel members for this project.

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Quest Apartments, Mt Maunganui

SCNZ Excellence in Steel Construction Finalist 2022

Award Category:  $500k-$1.5m

Client:  Marra Construction

Tonnage:  170 tons

This prominent building features an aesthetic steel design situated on the corner of Rata St and Maunganui Road, also referred to as "the gate-way to Mt Maunganui".

Key elements of the steelwork included:

  • The contemporary box construction design maximised efficiency and speed of construction.
  • The extensive and innovative steel plate shear walls 12m x 3.3m weighing up to 6 ton, they are a unique engineering design feature designed for seismic demands, whilst also adding aesthetic value and a quick and efficient steel install.
  • Full pen but welds and extensive weld testing was used throughout this project to meet design engineering specifications.
  • Due to the size and weight of the shear wall frames teamwork, communication and engagement with workers on the shop floor was necessary to develop innovative techniques to maintain safety and utilise space in the workshop throughout the project.
  • Sequencing the project into stages was a key part of delivering the project within budget to the programme.

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Grace Hospital

This project is another staged programme recently completed in 2020.

The new operating theatre at Tauranga's only private hospital performing elective surgery has helped to clear a backlog of patients built up due to Covid-19 lockdown restrictions.

More than 100 elective surgeries have been performed in the new $6 million theatre at Grace Hospital since opening in May.

Theatre 7 is one of three new theatres at Grace Hospital and is part of a $9m ongoing development programme.

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Te Aroha Events Centre

Te Aroha Events Centre is a 100 tonne project Steelworks NZ Ltd completed for the Matamata District Council. The building was completed in late 2016.

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Memorial Park Rocket Slide

The original rocket slide was built in the 1960s. It was replaced in 1985 and was due for renewal in 2015 after being closed in October 2014 due to a failed safety inspection.

The new Rocket Slide was detailed, intricately fabricated and installed by Steelworks in the more prominent location nearer to the Memorial Park fountain.

"Memorial Park has had a rocket slide since the 1960s, forming a big part of the childhood memories of many people who have grown up here," said Tauranga's Mayor at the time Mr Stuart Crosby.  "The new Rocket Slide will be something really special for our city that is sure to become a firm favourite with both children and parents alike."

The Rocket Slide officially opened on 12th December 2015 with a space-themed family fun day just in time for the school holidays!

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DHB Building, 17th Avenue

The new DHB Building project was awarded in May 2020 with detailing starting straight away so we could fabricate the 56ton steel structure ready for install in August 2020.

The building is expected to open early 2021.

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Pyes Pa Primary School

This project was a 3 staged programme with fabrication underway and construction programme started March 2018.

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Apata Coolstore

Steelworks NZ Ltd have been involved in the detail, fabrication and installation of a number of coolstores in the BOP region.

Apata Coolstore is one we are currently working on, with tight deadlines to meet the upcoming kiwifruit season.  Starting in October 2019 with detailing underway, this 252ton steel structure is in fabrication and ready for install starting December 2020.  Final stages are due to be completed by February 2021.

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