Every design aspect coming into play
Given the sheer size of the structure, not only is this our largest managed project to date, the overall project really tested the team’s abilities in all areas. We had to work in with the winter weather/rainfall, transporting of materials and framework from Auckland, alternative foundations, fire/egress requirements – lots of new challenges for everyone involved.
With the use of local Hokitika subcontractors, not only did Shade Systems install the COLA Canopy itself, this project also included a lot of extra’s! New netball hoops and sockets, retractable nets to separate courts, lighting, cameras, PA systems, signage, landscape works like removing existing trees/shrubs, extending the courts, new kerbing, new fencing with new gates, side apron canopy and concrete underneath it. Fulton Hogan re-asphalted the whole area including the extension area and then a surfacing specialist coated it with Rebound Ace acrylic surfacing.
The state-of-the-art facilities are a masterpiece for both Shade Systems, Hokitika and the wider West Coast Community.