WSP Opus have been appointed as project managers for the Rotorua Museum project.
With a 70-year presence in Rotorua, and almost 150 years working on major projects around New Zealand, WSP Opus has unrivalled local knowledge. Their experience working on Rotorua professional services contracts and other local projects means they bring first-hand knowledge and experience of Rotorua’s infrastructure and unique landscape.
Two senior managers have been assigned by WSP Opus to this project. One has extensive design project management experience spanning a career of over 30 years including several restoration and strengthening projects. The second is an accredited Tier 3 project manager with over 18 years project management experience backed up by 10 years construction management experience, including several multi-million dollar projects from cultural buildings to hospitals, shopping complexes and education buildings.
DPA Architects has been appointed to carry out the design work for the restoration of the heritage Bath House building, with help from local Rotorua firm, Carling Architects.
DPA has a track record of working on heritage buildings around the country. They are also familiar with the specific challenges of the Bath House from their time doing the heritage renovations in 1997 when they worked on the foyer, reception and some of the original baths.
Rotorua-based Carling Architects have a vital ‘on the ground’ presence for the project, and are also providing additional architectural support.
HERITAGE NEW ZEALAND
Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga is a Crown Entity and is the leading national historic heritage agency. They operate in an environment marked by a growing interest in heritage, recognition of its social, cultural, environmental and economic benefits to Aotearoa New Zealand, and awareness of its importance to national identity.
Ian Bowman has been appointed as heritage architect to the Museum project and is an historian, architect and architectural conservator who specialises in all aspects of built heritage conservation.
Ian’s role in the project is to provide advice and peer review the architectural designs to ensure the designs are in line with the requirements for Heritage New Zealand.