Naylor Love have completed a number of projects for the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-day Saints (LDS) over the decades, including major new buildings and alterations to existing buildings from Oamaru to Auckland.
Two of our more recent projects were completed by our Waikato/BOP team late in 2014. The first was alterations and extensions to the Missionary and Training Centre in Manukau, a residential training facility with classrooms, accommodation and recreation areas. In this challenging project, carried out while the facility was in use, we added:
- three new classrooms with four breakout rooms to the south end of the building,
- 13 new bedrooms, two laundry facilities, a lift shaft and internal stair access up to level one, all constructed in space excavated under the existing building
- retaining walls built within an existing courtyard
- extensive landscaping to the west face of the site to construct a new basketball court, football pitch and paved paths.
The extensive excavations under the existing building in cramped conditions proved challenging, but on-going communication, collaboration and flexible planning, a high-end facility was completed with minimal disruption.
The other project completed for the LDS late in 2014 was smaller in scope, but proved to be another useful addition to the church’s facilities, with open-air pavilions and ablution blocks constructed at the Temple View camp ground on the outskirts of Hamilton. Each 200-seat pavilion housed kitchen, storeroom and toilet facilities, and the separate ablution block included toilets, showers and hand basins.
We salvaged and re-used much of the internal joinery and fittings from the existing building on the site, which was a major cost saving, and the client was very happy with the outcome.
Client: Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-day Saints
Completed: November 2014