Bowen State Building, Wellington, NZ

Completion Date:

End of 2019

Project Details:

Bowen Campus is located right beside the New Zealand Parliament Building’s in Wellington’s CBD.

In 2015, Precinct Properties embarked on a full transformation of the site known as Bowen Campus, revitalising both the Bowen State Building and the Charles Fergusson Tower to meet current government office requirements, and the earthquake building code.

The Bowen State Building upgrade, which was the first stage of the campus redevelopment, involved the complete refurbishment, seismic strengthening and extension of the existing 10-storey building, which was originally built by the Ministry of Works in the 1970’s.

This eye-catching retrofit project was completed in 2019 and saw the transformation of the historic ‘Bowen State Building’ (now ‘Defence House’) into a very stylish office building.

The Bowen State Building has 12 levels, and the renovation included a full seismic upgrade and an additional 8,500m2 extension to the ‘parliament’ side of the building. ​

The project included stripping back to existing concrete structure and completion of seismic strengthening to 100% NBS. L.T. McGuinness were the construction company for this project, and Rockbond worked with the team onsite, provide structural strengthening solutions to bring the building up to 100% NBS.

Thousands of litres of our 290/190 Epoxy Grout were used to grout new structural steel plates into the concrete floor slabs on each level.

This project fell right into the heart of our sweet spot….Earthquake Strengthening of Concrete Structures!

Key Products Used:

1.00 Primer for Steel
1.01 Repair Mortar
1.04 GP Grout-Plus
7.04 Fairing Coat
7.10 Slabcure
7.11 Membrane Cure
7.17 Surface Retarder-Plus
7.17EX Surface Retarder-Plus EXTRA
7.18 Form Release
7.24 Evaporation Retarder
8.01 290/190 Epoxy Grout
8.03 290/190 Epoxy Tie Coat
8.04 Epoxy Mortar
10.14EX Crete-Blaster Extra

Project Partner: 

L.T. McGuinness

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