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Aquatic Centre a boost for Kaikoura – CMT Group

“It is a major advantage for the client, as they have the assurance of a good, multi-disciplinary team in place. We are proud to be contributing our expertise to this big piece of the puzzle in Kaikōura’s recovery.”

Tristan Faulkner - Territory Manager

CMT Group NZ Ltd has a highly skilled team on the ground in Kaikōura, leading construction of the long awaited Kaikōura Aquatic Centre on a prime site with beautiful views over South Bay.

Final funding for the $3.7 million aquatic centre was secured in July 2020 when the Government allocated $1 million from the Covid Recovery Fund, matching the Kaikōura District Council’s own commitment to this exciting project.

Kaikōura has been without a community pool since the Lions Pool on the Esplanade was damaged in the November 2016 earthquake.

Eagerly anticipated, the new aquatic centre on the Scarborough St recreation reserve is due to be completed in April.

It will include a 25m x 12m lap pool, a 6m x 10m multi-use learn to swim/hydrotherapy pool and a beach entry toddler pool as well as changing rooms and a picnic/barbecue area.

The outdoor pools facility will be well connected to the wider community with bike paths and walkways.

With CMT Group NZ leading construction on the ground, this important project is in very capable hands.

The family-owned company has considerable capability across a breadth of civil and construction work, having been formed in April 2018 by the bringing together of three other established industry operators (Conpavers Blenheim, MC Construction & Total Tactliez).

CMT foreman Dan Woods is overseeing the team onsite as the work continues.

“This project shows how we are able to seamlessly combine civil and carpentry elements because we have all the skills needed in-house,” says CMT Group spokesman Tristan Faulkner.

“It is a major advantage for the client, as they have the assurance of a good, multi-disciplinary team in place. We are proud to be contributing our expertise to this big piece of the puzzle in Kaikōura’s recovery.”

With branches in both Blenheim and Christchurch, CMT Group NZ can guarantee that the right resources will be in place at the right time as the project proceeds.

Trusted local sub-contractors and suppliers are also involved with the project, along with ITM Kaikōura supplying building products.

In the first months of 2021, the centre will really start to take shape.
Blockwork will be underway following completion of excavations. Work on roading, carparking, the picnic area and other amenities will be proceeding on schedule.

“This has been in the pipeline for many years, stretching back before 2016 with various feasibility studies highlighting the need for upgraded facilities,” says the council’s project coordinator Emma Duncan, who held a similar role with the Waiau Community Pool and knows what a difference these amenities make.

“It is not just an aquatic service: this centre will bring people together and connect the community.

“It is a huge success for Kaikōura to have reached this point, with the centre now heading towards completion.”

CMT Group NZ has completed many large-scale commercial construction projects and is also increasingly involved in residential new builds.

From civil subdivision work through to council infrastructure projects, roading, streetscapes and more, this company is ready to tackle all requirements in the construction and civil sectors.

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