Naylor Love advise that the scaffolding is continuing to come down around the building and is now heading into the first courtyard. All the roofing sheets are now on all buildings meaning the building is nearly 100% watertight. Some window joinery is still to fit over the month of April.
The swimming pool is well underway, and landscaping around the building will be starting this month. This includes construction of the exit ramp, which will be worked on throughout April, and whichmay cause some disruptions to Chartwell Drive as larger vehicles will reverse out of the entrance. Naylor Love will endeavour to keep this to a minimum.
The interior fit-out of the building is pushing ahead – the first few apartments on the Ground Floor are completed. A sample Care room is also being completed this month.
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Please come and join us on our fun walk on some of our local tracks – about a 90 minute walk, plus however many stops for the view, snacks, picnic or other fun. Sunday 14 March from 11.00am.
The picture above shows the route, which will be signposted.
We will start from 11.00am at the gate to the horse paddock towards the top of Chartwell Drive – we will be easy to find. Last walkers start 11.30am. The route will take you down through the horse paddock, then up to the northern walkway.
A short walk along the tops then down the red trail to Wilton Bush. A good spot to eat your picnic then out to the Wilton Bush car park at Churchill Drive.
We will have someone there to ferry drivers back to Chartwell Drive if you have a car to pick up.
Things to bring – walking shoes, warm clothes and raincoat (just in case) drink, snacks, and your own picnic.
Remember – this is NOT a dogs off leash area.
Naylor Love have provided this update for work the Bupa Care Facility at 122 Churchill Dr.
“Towards the end of February, we started to dismantle some of the scaffolding, this will continue to come down throughout March, exposing the completed façade of the first section of the building.
The roof will be fully installed by the middle of this month, allowing us to continue to push ahead with the interior fit out of the building. We are making good progress with the interior works, with the first few apartments on the ground floor being completed in the next couple of weeks.
The structure of the Swimming Pool is well underway, and we are starting on the exit ramp and the landscaping in a couple of weeks. ”
Unfortunately we have now decided to Cancel our Picnic, which was to be held on the postponement date of 7 March.
After such a great day last year, this is an incredible disappointment, for us and for everyone who has put in so much effort.
There is still much uncertainty about the Covid-19 alert level that we will be under on Sunday, and the weather forecast is not for picnic weather. We also have some participants who are unable to come on the postponement date.
Therefore we believe it is best to make the decision now to cancel – and avoid any unnecessary preparation.
Apologies for all inconvenience caused – we will see you next year.
Unfortunately we have have decided to postpone our picnic. The move to move to Covid alert level 2 on the morning of the picnic and the requirements for limited numbers and separation has led to the decision.
Hopefully we will be out of lockdown next Sunday, and will be able to move everything to 7 March.
We appreciate that this will impact our residents, stall holders and community groups – but postponement is the best way to comply with the Covid alert level 2 to beat the virus.
Covid-19 Alert Level 2 Arrangements – Because of the change in Covid alert levels, seating on the night will be limited by social distancing requirements . So the organisers have arranged to live stream the meeting on Zoom, as well as hold it in person. Don’t worry, you’ll still have chance to ask your questions! Here’s the link if you can join us that way: Unpacking Climate Change – Zoom link.
The Climate Change Commission’s first report, published recently, laid out a path to drastically reducing greenhouse gas emissions to meet the Paris Agreement targets.
There is a public meeting next Wednesday 17 February to explore the report with Dr Roger Blakely. Dr Blakely is a member of the Greater Wellington Regional Council, and is former Secretary for the Environment and Chief Executive of the Ministry for the Environment.
It promises to be a very interesting session – everyone Welcome, Wednesday 17 February from 7.00pm, Ngaio Union Church, cnr Kenya and Crofton Roads.
Please note the changes to correct the day of the week to Wednesday
The Association has had a few questions recently about what is happening with the changes to Silverstream Road, which were conditions of the hosing development at the end of the road.
This work is now underway and we should see action later in February – first will be the construction of a retaining wall to support the road. The works will include additional car parks – in the expectation that more people will be driving to the railway station, and speed bumps to reduce traffic speed.
The consent documents which include detailed maps of the changes can be downloaded by clicking on these links
Silverstream Road Widening FOR CONSENT
Silverstream Road Improvments FOR CONSTRUCTION
From Naylor Love – an update on construction of the BUPA Carehome at 122 Churchill Dr.
It has been all go since our site re-opened for 2021, and the structure has now been fully completed. Throughout the month of February, you will start to see some scaffolding coming down, as we work our way around the façade of the building.
We will continue to install the roof, which will help us be watertight and allow us to push ahead with the services and interior fit-out aspects of this project. During this month we will also be starting work on the Swimming Pool in the courtyard.
We had great engagement for the ‘design the hard hat’ competition, with hundreds of entries. Thank you to everyone who entered, there were so many amazing, creative and interesting designs to choose from, which made our job very difficult! We finally managed to agree on five hard hats, and wanted to say congratulations to the following entries:
- Adam (age 5-6 years category)
- Jing (age 5-6 years category)
- Nathan (age 7-8 years category)
- Ray (age 7-8 years category)
- Eliana (age 9-11 years category)