Majestic Centre - Seismic Strengthening

S&T were engaged by Kiwi Income Property Trust to dismantle and reinstate engineering services elements. Our involvement was part of a massive seismic strengthening project to Wellington’s tallest building.  

Concerns around the Majestic Centre’s seismic risk were raised after engineers assessed the building in 2011 after the Christchurch earthquakes. 

This massive undertaking resulted in being New Zealand’s largest seismic strengthening project.  With the use of  some Kiwi ingenuity, contractors including Fletcher Construction and S&T had to stage work as the building remained occupied. 

S&T scoped dismantling the building’s ventilation systems, switchboards, hydraulics, fire protection and electrical systems and their reinstatements many of which needed alternative solutions.

A great success of the project has been the collaborative nature of the client’s project team across all the consultants and contractor.  Kiwi Income Property Trust have since engaged S&T to work on Aurora Centre, another of their Wellington properties undergoing seismic strengthening.