St Mary Immaculate, Tauranga

The Church, Parish Centre and Presbytery required overdue maintenance to the roofs and building envelopes. Q was approached to determine what work was required and for advice on how to proceed

Works to the Church and Parish Centre buildings involved replacing leaking skylights and damaged roof fixings, cleaning and spray painting the existing roof sheeting, replacing waterproofing membranes to gutters and flat roof areas. Some leaks were identified that required framing and cladding repairs and a STO remedial plaster system was applied over existing sheet cladding. Maintenance was undertaken to aluminium joinery and external wall and soffit surfaces were repainted. The steel structure to the extensive entry canopy required rust treatment and re-painting.

The Presbytery works involved replacing the roof sheeting, replacing all windows, making good to existing plastered surfaces, repainting all external surfaces and installing underfloor insulation.

All Church activities continued during the works including weekly masses and funerals. Q‘s methodology and phasing of the works considered daily operational requirements such as maintaining egress routes and working flexible hours.

The project was funded by a bequest which meant that a full project cost had to be established ahead of the works. The project was successfully completed within the approved cost plan.

Project Value
$1 million
June 2021 - December 2021
Craig McCord, Church Building Committee Chair

The challenge

The extent and shape of the buildings and the need to keep areas watertight made scaffolding and shrink wrapping complicated in some areas. A workable methodology was developed to achieve this.

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