CherishSt Luke’s

AWARDS: NZIA Gisborne Hawkes Bay Architecture Award, 2013

The decision was made to reinstate and appropriately strengthen this English country-style brick church after it was damaged and weakened in a 2007 earthquake.

New buttresses, sub-floor ties, a diaphragm ceiling, steel ridge-tie and disabled access have all been discreetly provided, and the interior timbers re-polished and re-lit.

The charm and intimacy of the original structure has been retained while the building has been equipped with an arsenal of new defences.

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