In addition to general project management services, Octa has several areas of specialist expertise.
Octa has a strong association and understanding of heritage, adaptive re-use and restoration projects. The nature of these projects generally means they include both seismic and regulatory upgrades of building systems, which adds to the complexity of dealing with the building fabric to physically incorporate these new elements.
In Christchurch, we managed the refurbishment of the Sign of the Kiwi restaurant and the Christchurch Town Hall for the Christchurch City Council. This followed our involvement with the project management of the design and construction of the former Convention Centre on Kilmore Street. We also managed the stakeholder consultation process on the Town Hall as an earlier part of this project on behalf of Vbase.
Other examples include Dunedin projects such as Toitū Settlers' Museum, the Old National Bank of New Zealand and the Dunedin Town Hall.
Our heritage work in Wellington has included the Wellington Railway Station strengthening, the Parliament Debating Chamber and Parliament Building strengthening and refurbishment.
Octa owns three significant Category 1 & 2 Historic Buildings in Dunedin. The first to be restored was the Old National Bank on Princes Street, followed by the Garrison Hall and the Union Bank.