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Sheffield Hall Structural

Project Name
Sheffield Hall
Recreational, Seismic Work
Selwyn District Council

The main scope of works comprised the upgrade, structural strengthening and refurbishment of the existing Sheffield Community Hall. Deconstruction work involved the demolition of the existing Male & Female bathrooms, removal and stripping of existing internal timber cladding and asbestos removal from the kitchen area and gable ends above the bathrooms.


Structural works involved additional bracing, timber supports and ply lining to the Main Hall internal partitions. A new stage was also built in the Main Hall to meet code requirements, with reclaimed timber decking used to match the existing Hall flooring.


The existing parapet walls to the front elevation of the building were cut back to introduce a pitched parapet. This included the introduction of new structural bond beams. An internal steel portal was erected in the Main Hall, tied back with tension rods to the front parapet wall bond beams.


The original roof sheets and decorative venting were stripped and replaced with new to match the existing. External decking was installed at the Toy Store and Main Hall and new concrete steps with galvanised handrails were built at the main entrance / fire escape. New aluminium windows and double doors at the main entrance and Hall were fitted. All bathrooms were completely refurbished with new sanitary ware, redecoration and vinyl floor finishes.