At our new home we will continue to help Aucklanders by providing a positive environment where they can build great relationships, grow personally and have a positive impact in the wider community. We will create a vibrant, attractive location where everyone is welcome and which will play a positive role in the local community.
Our church, has been located at 95 Mt Eden Rd for the past 17 years where we’ve conducted Sunday services, youth events, leadership training sessions, conferences, and a number of other community activities. Founded by Pastors Paul & Maree de Jong over 25 years ago, we are a multi-campus church with other Campuses at Albany on the North Shore, Manukau in South Auckland and at Melbourne, Australia.
As part of the City Rail Link project for Auckland, our Mt Eden Rd site was required to build the rail connection from the new tunnels to the existing line to Newmarket that will serve trains travelling between the city and the south. For information on the Mt Eden station plans go to https://www.cityraillink.co.nz/crl-stations-mount-eden/
Through a period of consultation with Auckland Transport we have secured the 27 Normanby Rd site and have also been able to obtain the adjacent, former BIC site (25 Normanby Rd).
In terms of the development, this is a two year project that commenced March 2017 and will be completed by December 2018.
Central Relocation Project Includes
- 1750 seat auditorium with tiered seating
- 300 seat conference room
- Indoor multi purpose room with the potential to be used as an indoor basketball court
- Kitchen and café with ability to operate as a commercial kitchen or café
- Foyer spaces
- Multiple new toilet blocks
- On site carparks
- Purpose built kids and youth areas, including 12 rooms in total
The project is reaching new levels of intensity and momentum. Everything is tracking well and we are making some headway with critical items.
All the necessary regulatory consents have been granted, the major ones being Resource and Building Consents.
All the major steelwork is now complete.
Stryde Projects (the main Contractor and builder) has been onsite since early 2017, and has undertaken a majority of the demolition works, internal framing, in-ground services, concrete footing and slab works. All of the blockwork has been completed, and the team are now focused on installing all of the structural steel.
The roof material, which is currently on the ship coming from Australia, will follow shortly, and we would expect to see this arrive by the end of December 2017. Come February we can expect to see the roof on and by the end of March/April we can expect to see the windows and exterior joinery in.
The main auditorium is around 16 meters in height and constructed mainly out of steel, with large portal frames holding up the roof. The type of roof that is being installed is the system called 'durra' panel. This is has 2 main outcomes, one to keep the rain out, and secondly, but more importantly, it operates to optimise the auditorium acoustics.
Once the roof is on, the focus will shift to the exterior cladding and joinery (doors and windows) and the internal fit-out (tiered seating, catwalks).
The underlying structure for the tiered seating is steel with timber laid on top.
Concurrently, the services team (mechanical, electrical and fire) will be running their main service runs, this is commonly known and services ‘first fix.’ The building will be fully fitted out with fire sprinklers, and have new mechanical equipment. For the auditorium, the air conditioning vents will mainly come out from under the seats.
Take a look at the fly-through render of the New Central Campus.