DCC Media Release
Town Hall UpGrade – Contract Let, Work Due To Start
This item was published on 21 Jul 2010.
Jim Harland, DCC Chief Executive, has announced that the contract to upgrade the Dunedin Centre/Town Hall/ Municipal Chambers complex has been awarded to local company, Amalgamated Builders Limited (ABL).
There were three complying tenders – from ABL, Lund South and Naylor Love. ABL were awarded the contract at $35,660,000.
The contract is a fixed price contract and will include the re-development of the Glenroy Auditorium as an upgraded conference facility with associated break-out spaces in the Municipal Chambers building along with substantial functional and operational improvements, including fire egress, sprinklers and ventilation throughout the Dunedin Centre/Town Hall complex.
The upgrade also includes the installation of new data and theatre services.
Mr Harland said “This is good news for a local business and we are looking forward to working together with ABL on this important project. It’s vital that we have a contractor sympathetic to the needs of upgrading this complex in one of the city’s most important heritage precincts and our past experience of working with ABL gives us every confidence this will be the case. The upgrade is expected to meet the Council’s specific demands for the future use of the Town Hall, Dunedin Centre and Municipal Chambers for generations to come.”
Work is due to start in the next two weeks and is scheduled for completion by the end of 2012 with the expectation of providing up to 150 jobs.
ABL has most recently been the lead contractor on the Chinese Garden and is currently engaged on the Regent Theatre re-development.
There were no tenders received from outside of Dunedin.
Contact DCC on 477 4000.
Post by Elizabeth Kerr