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Turning Up The Heat At Otago Boys High School

Otago Boys High School – Dunedin’s largest school with 811 students — was having issues with their heating. Not ideal in a town where winter mornings can drop to -2ºC! The brief Originally, the school had three coal-fired boilers, installed in the 1970s in a below-ground boilerhouse. The boilers operated on coal until 2010 when…


Future-proofing clinics with negative pressure rooms

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ministry of Health and the Dental Council of New Zealand released new guidelines for dental surgeries to meet. These related to urgent or emergency care of COVID-positive patients (or those suspected to be), dictating that only dental surgeries equipped with negative pressure environments could treat these high risk patients.


Ground-breaking work with kiwifruit packhouse

Trevelyan’s kiwifruit packhouse in Te Puke had a problem that’s common throughout the packhouse industry. In the 2.5-week kiwifruit harvest season, there are too many kiwifruit to process and grade at once, so instead they’re put into temporary cold storage until they can be sorted, usually in autumn or late summer.


An Art-ready Atmosphere For The Wallace Arts Centre

The TSB Bank Wallace Arts Centre in the historic Pah Homestead hosts prestigious art exhibitions that have strict loan requirements relating to the precious pieces of art and sculptures. When storing or exhibiting valuable art, the environment must be kept with stable and precise humidity and temperature control.


Jacksons works with the Colonel

We’ve been working together with Restaurant Brands on their KFC sites for two years, undertaking HVAC design and construction supervision for all of their project work around the country. This involves both new stores and refurbishment of their existing stores. 


Working Underwater On A $US50k/night Hotel Suite

After success with two other world-first underwater projects in the Maldives, we were approached to work on another world first for the Conrad Maldives Rangali Island resort. The project, Muraka, was a US$15 million two-story hotel villa, the lower part of which would sit around 5m below the surface of the Indian Ocean.


Palmerston’s Downtown Food Court

The brief: Downtown on Broadway planned to create a smart new street food eatery within their mall in Palmerston North. Product X Architecture Ltd headed the design of the project’s base building requirements, which included deliberate architectural features and an industrial-style look with exposed services below the concrete ceiling slab. The HVAC requirements included kitchen…



The brief: Mediaworks wanted to create a modern, open-plan, state-of-the-art media facility for television and radio services. The existing building had an old system and pipework that was at the end of its economic life. Solution: Initially Jacksons was asked to undertake a condition-survey report providing MediaWorks with a full assessment of the heating, ventilation…