Customs St Sofitel Hotel
Chester Consultants were the Structural Engineers for the redevelopment of the Sofitel Hotel on Customs Street, Auckland. The plan involved converting the building that was formally known as the old Reserve Bank of New Zealand into a Sofitel Hotel. The design of the new Sofitel included adding an extra three levels to the top of the current 13 story building.
We completed a seismic assessment of the building so as to allow for the addition of three new levels. We also did all of the structural engineering for the top three levels, creating a top part of the building that was supported by strong foundations and would stay safe for years to come.
Currently, construction is underway for the fit out and renovation of the 13 lower floors. Part of this construction also involves us overseeing the demolition of the existing side podium building.