New $32m air terminal opens
Nelson’s long-awaited new airport terminal has the wood on other centres, according to those witnessing its formal opening.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern joined Transport Minister Phil Twyford, local dignitaries, Te Tauihu iwi representatives, stakeholders and businesses and construction companies in Saturday’s event, which heralded the end of a four-year journey to completion of the $32 million terminal upgrade.
After a long wait for the ambitious project to come to fruition, two rainbows across the runway was a welcome sight for Nelson Airport chief executive Rob Evans as he arrived for the ceremony. ‘‘I knew it was going to be a very special day,’’ he said.
Jointly owned by the Nelson city and Tasman district councils, the airport company began the redevelopment – led by a construction consortium of construction companies Naylor Love, Gibbons and Fulton Hogan – in June 2017, with an expectation it would take two years.
(The Nelson Mail, Monday 21 October 2019)
Pic's complex 'a landmark'
Pic’s Peanut Butter World in Stoke has won an award for its urban design. The project won the coveted Supreme Excellence Award at the Property Council Southern Excellence Awards at the weekend.
The 2500-square-metre building, which houses a factory, cafe and store, also received the Resene Urban Design Award. It was ‘‘a landmark building and a shining example of great urban design’’, the judges said. ‘‘The impact this one building has had on the community and wider region would not have been possible without the collaboration of Coman Holdings as the landowner and developer, and Picot Productions as the tenant.’’
(The Nelson Mail, Wednesday 23 October 2019)
Nelson company flying high with design flair
As plaudits were handed out to the design of the revamped Nelson Airport terminal, a small local company is taking pride in its own stylish contribution.
The $32 million terminal was officially opened by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern last Saturday, and has been praised for its use of locally sourced laminated veneer lumber and floor-to-ceiling windows to create panoramic views of the region’s mountain ranges.
But passengers simply taking a seat in the building or using the toilets will bear witness to a blend of European style and Nelson-inspired colours and design created by a local furniture and design company.
Paul Jack and Char Doyer-Jack are the co-creators of Edito, which opened in Nelson seven years ago.
Doyer-Jack said being exposed to Old World style and design, particularly in England and France, triggered her passion, and she saw a way to combine it with the new, contemporary styles she had experienced growing up in New Zealand.
(The Nelson Mail, Saturday 26 October 2019)
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