Edgecity Builders Limited Industry Experience
Darwins Cafe Toilet Block
An example of a project meeting budget and timeframes was the Auckland City Council - Auckland Zoo Darwin’s Café Toilet Block.
This project was run by Thorburn Consultants on behalf of the Auckland Zoo. Being a high profile resource it was necessary for the project to be completed prior to peak usage times during the Christmas holidays. The project required sustainable initiatives such as efficient lighting and ventilation, waterless urinals and sensor taps.
Edgecity Builders Ltd worked diligently with other main sub-contractors to ensure the opening scheduled for 19th
Auckland Zoo - Old Elephant House
The Old Elephant House has an English and Indian influence and retains the stalls, studded doors, high ceilings and outdoor courtyard. Now a function centre suitable for conferences, seminars and sleep over behind the scenes tours.
This solid plastered exterior building was in need of some immediate structural repairs. There was a conservatory added to compliment the inside outside flow where once the Elephants were washed and groomed. We have restored artefacts such as the solid steel doors and drinking fountains. The outside area is used for summer functions and seminars.
These restrooms are one of two built by us in the Piha area. They are very unique with curved roofs to compliment the ocean and sand dunes characteristic of the Piha area. Their roof design prevents the build up of sand and salt. All timber used is macrocarpa which has been left natural to give a weathered effect.
The sewage system goes through a treatment plant housed in the sand dunes and sewage is treated to clean water and discharged back into the sand dunes to irrigate plant life and aid in the prevention of erosion to dunes.
Local artists were involved in the art for the front of the building and the stone seating at the rear of the facilities.