Waikato Institute of Technology

Completion Date

March 2017

Stunning transformation of a workshop into a hairdressing and beauty training centre.

Our Waikato/BOP team transformed Wintec’s old motor and carpentry trades workshop into a stunning new 400m² hairdressing and beauty therapy training centre over the summer break in 2016/17.

The eighteen-week project involved significant structural alterations to the single storey building, including cutting out the old concrete walls to make room for new glazing. We also polished the old tawa floor, revealing a beautiful, hardwearing surface under years of grease and grime.

The complete revamp of the training centre was achieved while students and the public were still using parts of the building.


Categories: Adaptive Reuse, Education, Projects & Interiors, Waikato / BOP