We're proud of each and every project we've completed - to us, they represent jobs well done, and satisfied clients.
We've completed over 300 cornerstone projects, including some of the largest projects in Canterbury with many requiring complex problem solving to provide tailored solutions. These are just a few that demonstrate our range of expertise, experience and capability to deliver a broad range of project requirements.
Notable projects from our team include- Lyttelton Tunnel - Concrete Repairs, Shirley Boys, Avonside Girls High - Passive Fire Protection, Hollylea Retirement Village - Strengthening & Grinding, AO Tawhiti - Sealant and Passive Fire Protection, James Cook Hotel, Wellington - Passive Fire Protection, Spotlight Moorehouse Ave - Intumescent, Ceminticious, Passive Fire Protection, Waitomo - Fitzgerald Avenue - Grout & Sealant and One Central Christchurch - Passive Fire Protection.
In 2020, The Connect Group was selected as the strengthening and repair specialist for 96 Lichfield Street – better known to Christchurch locals as part of SOL Square (South of Lichfield).
A category one heritage building, the challenge from the outset was to maintain the overall integrity of the historic façade, take care of the stone frontage, while giving the building strength and durability.
In September 2015, Hawkins selected The Connect Group as repair specialists to undertake complex concrete repairs, injection and strengthening to The Christchurch Town Hall, an iconic building designed by Sir Miles Warren, extensively damaged during the Christchurch earthquakes.
The 127.5-million-dollar restoration of this 1972 heritage-listed building is one of the largest earthquake projects undertaken in Christchurch - taking over three years for contractors to complete.
The Connect Group provided intumescent painting, cementitious fire proofing, car park membranes, architectural coatings, mobile garnet blasting and off-site fire proofing for this extensive development of the new Christchurch Innovation Precinct, including Vodafone, Kathmandu and The Villa Carpark.
The iconic Sanitarium factory was extensively damaged by the earthquakes and a year long project including structural repair, strengthening and reconstruction undertaken.
Two painted sections of the dismantled wall, which divided East and West Berlin between 1961 and 1989, were gifted to Christchurch in 2017. Our ESS team was contracted to assist with the install, in 2019.
The Berlin Wall is located in Rauora Park.
The Connect Group provided Passive Fire Protection to Riverside Market, a fresh farmers' market and shopping centre in the heart of the Christchurch CBD. Project Managed by Consortium Construction
Our ComBlast mobile team carried out extensive services including - surface preparation - UHP to remove contaminants. Spot blast and prime maintenance. Anti-corrosive coatings - below and above the waterline. Polyurethane topcoat, above the waterline.
THE CHRISTCHURCH ART GALLERY
The Christchurch Art Gallery required extensive repairs, injection and coatings over a year long project, managed by Fulton Hogan.
For more about A Monument to the Present, by Scape Public Art - The Connect Group in the community project - click here
BLACKS FASTENERS - SOCKBURN ROUNDABOUT BOLT
SPARK BUILDING - CATHEDRAL SQUARE
A blast and prime project. These 5m long and 1.2m dia feature bolts were manufactured and installed by Metalcraft Engineering.
An on-site Metal Arc Spray project by our ComBlast Mobile team. We Metal Arc Spray to AS/NZS 2312.3 standards and offer strict QA systems to ensure your project is compliant.
MANCHESTER STREET - BUS SHELTERS
RICHMOND WORKING MENS CLUB
A current project in conjunction with Calder Stewart, Sudima Kaikoura, situated at 114 The Esplanade at the intersection of Yarmouth Street, is due to open in early 2021.
Our team worked with ENI Engineering Ltd to Arc Spray and paint new bus shelters on either side of the road, as part of the Manchester Street redevelopment project.
Our ESS team worked with Cook Brothers Construction to supply and apply Grout & Sealant to precast panels at the new Richmond Working Men's Club.
Concept design photo supplied by Weir Architecture
BEST PEOPLE - BEST RESULTS
"The Connect Group aren't the cheapest, yet they continually exceed our expectations and go over and above, so they are our preferred contractor."
- HERMAN VAN HEREL, CONSTRUCTION MANAGER.
CALDER STEWART CONSTRUCTION