Akaroa seawall

Akaroa Historic Seawall Repairs, nEW ZEALAND

Svanholm building

Svanholm, DENMARK

In Denmark changing weather patterns are leading to more violent storms. Our Centre for Building Preservation in Denmark is leading the restoration of the roof and stabilizing walls at Svanholm, a listed former manor house, to ensure that it can withstand increasing wind pressures during its 100-year lifespan. All elements, including tiles, beams, chimneys and guttering, will be restored using only traditional materials.  

Carterton Events Centre

Carterton Events Centre, New Zealand

The oldest purpose-built library in NZ currently still in use, constructed in 1881. WSP was responsible for a major retrofit including seismic strengthening, weathertightness and insulation.

copenhagan city hall

Copenhagan City Hall, Denmark

Swiss Life Brannhof hero Architecture

Swiss Life Brannhof. Architecture: SPPA, Visualisation: maaars, Zurich

We are project managing the transformation of this former department store, built in 1912, into a new headquarters and office development. The original wooden windows in the façade will be restored and replaced, with secondary glazing installed inside the building to ensure modern standards of thermal and sound insulation.  

Connelly Condos external

Connolly Condos, 98 James Street South, Hamilton, Ontario

A study by WSP’s building sciences team in Canada concluded that adding interior insulation to the mass masonry building would pose no additional risk for freeze thaw masonry deterioration or interior finish damage. 

centre block external building

Centre Block, Canada

Contributors

Malene Holmsgaard
Market Director of WSP’s Centre for Building Preservation
Denmark
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Chessa Stevens
Principal Conservation Architect & National Built Heritage Lead, New Zealand
New Zealand
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Martin Sing
Team Lead, Sustainability & Energy
Canada
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