Merritt Building - Victoria Street
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The Merritt Building on Victoria Street is the first of it' s type to be built in New Zealand and Contract Construction are proud and excited to be involved with such ground breaking construction.

Structurally designed by Kirk Roberts Consulting Engineers Ltd, the building is a post tensioned timer frame, relying on strand cables within the beams and steel energy dissipator clamps at the junctions to seismically strengthen and brace the building. The building is designed to excel in a staggering one-in-2500-year event with controllable, minimal and repairable damage.

The architectural design was completed by Sheppard and Rout Architects Ltd. It is clad in glass on two sides to display the warmth of the timber interior along with the quake resistant dissipators and post tensioned strand cable ends. Horizontal louvres on the North and closely spaced vertical louvres on the West respond to the building orientation and street presence.

Merritt Building - Victoria Street


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