Civil and Structural
 Consulting Engineers

Erskine Chapel, Wellington

  • Erskine Chapel
  • Erskine Chapel
  • Erskine Chapel
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Key Project Details



The Wellington Company


Under Construction 2018-20

Novare Design has undertaken an assessment and strengthening scheme for the 1930’s Erskine Chapel in Island Bay, Wellington, which is a category 1 heritage building. Novare completed a 3-dimentional finite element model of all primary and secondary elements and provided an assessment of the current status of the building.
A combination of intrusive and non-intrusive investigations were required to identify the structural aspects of the Unreinforced Masonry (URM) walls and buttresses. From this a retrofit option was established to bring the Erskine Chapel up to 67%NBS (IL2), in accordance with Wellington City Council decision.

The building is currently under construction.

About Novare Design

Novare Design is a New Zealand based company of civil and structural engineers providing superior service nationally and throughout Asia and the Pacific. We pair innovation with experience to provide a professional yet personalised service for our clients needs. Our expertise includes the buildings, bridges, civil and infrastructure sectors. Novare Design has gained an enviable reputation for delivering solutions that exceed our client's expectations.

ACENZ - Silver Award for Excellence

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We provide local and international civil and structural design consultancy services to our clients, specialising in buildings, bridges, civil and infrastructure projects. 

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