When the University of Otago wanted to strip out the 3-storey, 45-year-old Science 1 building in the Dunedin Campus Science Precinct and create new state-of-the-art research and teaching laboratories and facilities, Jacksons were engaged as independent commissioning agents.
In 1994 Jackson’s Otago & Southland Branch Manager Howard Healey prepared a report on the underground powerhouse ventilation systems for the powerstation’s then-owner ECNZ. In 2010, current owner Meridian Energy engaged Healey to provide a condition assessment of station’s ventilation systems as part of the powerstation’s half-life upgrade (it was built in 1971).
In March 2016, Jacksons undertook a services renewal of the Hastings District Council’s Civic Building, to replace all air conditioning, lighting and electrical services. Work was to be staged, one floor at a time, so as to provide minimal disruption to the 180 occupants of the building.
We were initially asked review the refrigeration tenders Hellmann Worldwide Logistics Ltd had received for their build of a cold-storage and warehousing facility near Auckland Airport. Our role mushroomed from there.
We were tasked with designing the mechanical services for another underwater restaurant in the Maldives – our second of this nature and the largest to date!
We were asked to improve tenant comfort and energy use of the 6-year-old HVAC system at the Air NZ headquarters in Auckland. The HVAC system was inefficient, making areas of the building too hot, too cold, stuffy or draughty.
We were asked to work with STACK Interiors to progressively upgrade the 12-storey building, floor by floor. This building comprises of 11 levels of office space and a ground level with a café, reception and waiting area.
Neil Finn’s Roundhouse Studios is a state-of-the-art recording facility. We were asked to install an air-handling unit that would provide comfortable conditions for the musicians using the studio.
We were asked to come up with a concept and design for the ventilation and air conditioning systems of an underwater restaurant in the Maldives – a world first.
280 Queen Street has had major changes over its lifetime, including the addition of a second tower block in 1991. Our client required a full review on the existing 20-year-old chiller system.