Projects of Interest

Some projects of interest from our company are:

Rose Chapel Repair

The historic Rose Chapel suffered extensive damage during the Christchurch Earthquakes. We completed the repairs and structural strengthening to the church located on Colombo Street in Christchurch in 2018, ready for its awaited re-opening. Higgs Constructions’ team lead by Ray MacFarlane undertook the delicate repairs and invasive structural strengthening. Our team of expert subcontract trades... read full article.

Sisters of Mercy, Te Manawa Atawhai Catherine McAuley Centre

The Te Manawa Atawhai Catherine McAuley Centre, located in Peer Street, Riccarton, Christchurch was completed in 2018. Our Project Manager, Dan Freeman led his team throughout the construction of this extremely challenging project, resulting in an excellent example of team work from all involved. The project was awarded the National ‘Special Project Award’ at the... read full article.

All Souls Church

The All Souls Anglican Church located on the corner of Papanui Road and Church Lane in Merivale was completed in late 2019. The new church was built on the site to replace the former church which was lost during the Christchurch Earthquakes. The project consisted of a raft foundation, steel and LVL frame, terracotta cladding,... read full article.

Village Health Lincoln Road

Higgs Construction delivered the two level, Village Health Medical Centre complex in early 2019. The structure is a mix of structural steel and long run LVL timber members on an specific designed foundation. Large pre-nail frames clad in continuous vertical cedar weatherboards and coloursteel traditional tray cladding along with a large architectural window suite completes... read full article.

St Georges Hospital

In November 2019 the tower crane at St Georges Hospital was removed. This was an important milestone for the project signalling the completion is on target for November 2020. Following the removal of the tower crane the final elements of the building envelope will be enclosed allowing the fitout of the Cressy Wing to continue... read full article.

Tait Communications Headquarters

2015 SCNZ Award for Excellence.

Completion Achieved – Awards Piling In …. In October 2014, another major project was completed by Higgs Construction, on time and to budget. In May 2013, Higgs Construction Limited commenced the construction of the new $21 Million “Building No.1” of the New Tait Communications Campus. With only the separate siteworks contract remaining, the new building now sits completed within... read full article.

Knox Presbyterian Church Rebuild

Heritage / Restoration - 2016 Gold Award Winner.

Higgs Construction, completed the rebuild works at the end of last year. The project consists of a new independent structural frame protecting the existing timber frame from further damage, a new exterior façade and exterior finishes and a refurbishment / reinstatement of the existing interior using salvaged material from the pre-damaged interior. Due to the... read full article.

Lincoln University

Landscape Architecture Building & New Dining Hall, Cafe & Kitchen

We have completed a number of projects for Lincoln University over the years. Below we have featured two of them. New Kitchen, Dining Hall and Café Recently completed was the New Kitchen, Dining Hall and Café project. The new $7.5 million development opened in February 2014, following the completion of the New Dining Hall which was an addition... read full article.

Mary Potter Apartments, 444 Durham Street, Residential Development

2016 NZIA Award - Housing - Multi Unit Award

The new Residential Development for the Little Company of Mary, New Zealand at 444 Durham Street, Christchurch. The development includes twelve residential units comprising of two one bedroom dwellings and ten two bedrooms dwellings, associated carpark and extensive landscaping. The exterior finishes include vertical cedar weatherboards, Eurotray Roofing and Wall Cladding and other specialist finishes. Higgs Construction and... read full article.

The Old Government Building

Cathedral Square The Old Government Building (OGB) was originally constructed between 1911 and 1913. During the 1990’s we were involved with the conversion of this old building into suites for the Heritage Hotel. Following the Canterbury earthquakes, extensive repairs were carried out to both the interior and exterior over a 12 month period with a workforce of up to... read full article.

Lyttelton Tunnel Control Building

The Lyttelton Tunnel Control Building had its public opening in August 2014 after its completion earlier in that year. In July 2013, Higgs Construction Limited commenced the construction of the new Lyttelton Tunnel Control Building. The existing Tunnel Control Building suffered significant damage during the February 2011 earthquakes. Earlier in 2013 the existing building was demolished to make way for... read full article.

Kaiapoi Aquatic Centre Rebuild

Project completed …. The Kaiapoi Aquatic Centre was closed following the February earthquakes. Demolition of the existing structure commenced in September 2012. Higgs Construction has completed the Earthquake Repairs and Rebuild. The project was completed and handed back to the Waimakariri District Council in July 2013 and was officially opened by the Prime Minister, John... read full article.

The University of Otago – School of Medicine

(Located at Christchurch Hospital) This project started as a relatively small project, however due to the Canterbury earthquakes the project evolved into a structural repair, interior strip out and retrofit of a 10 storey building. Together with the Otago University School of Medicine and the design team, we completed the detailed repairs and strengthening. The project comprised... read full article.

Current Projects Under Construction

Higgs Construction has a number of projects under construction at any time. Our team allows us to construct up to 14 projects concurrently. Some of the current projects under construction or recently completed are listed below: St Georges Hospital, Cressy Wing, Stage 3 – $52m Stage 3 (completed) The Cressy Wing, is a new five... read full article.

The Copthorne Hotel

Durham Street This building was extensively damaged during the September 2010 earthquake. The damage was essentially non structural and we were engaged to repair the 10 storey hotel as quickly as possible to allow the hotel to reopen and continue its operation. Our work involved stripping the entire building back to the framing and replacing or... read full article.
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