ON THE GROUND AT ARO LIVING

January 2022 - Stage 1 Precast Installation Complete!

The full team is back on board and ready to keep charging forward.

 

We will be reaching a key milestone at the end of the week, with the final pre-cast panel for Stage 1 installed.

 

Ploughing ahead, we are excited to have received our first delivery of CLT flooring panels last week, from the Xlam factory in NSW, Australia. CLT is a cross-laminated timber slab which fixes into the structural steel and forms the lightweight Level 2 + 3 floors. Look out for these to start being installed next month.

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December 2021 - Precast Panels for Christmas!

December has been our busiest month yet!

 

Precast panel and structural steel installation has progressed well, with 45 precast panels installed before Christmas and the buildings really starting to take shape. The ‘clamping beams’ which tie the pre-cast panels together are following in closely behind the panel installation, and underslab services are set to start shortly.

 

Behind the scenes we are busy placing orders for building materials for the upcoming months and finalising the shop/production drawings for windows, doors, and joinery, and the next 2 stages of pre-cast and structural steel.

 

Merry Christmas from the Aro Living team!

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November 2021 - Our Crane Arrives!

There has been a lot of excitement on site this month with the arrival of Titan's Liebherr LR1250 250 tonne crawler crane. The components arrived in 5 large truckloads, and with the assistance of a smaller crane and a super organised crane crew, it was up and running within 2 days. With a 38m main boom and a 14m fly jib, this is a pretty impressive machine! We are looking forward to watching it work hard over the next few months.

We have also reached another important milestone, with the arrival and installation of our very first pre-cast panel on the 22nd. We were lucky to have good weather and no wind for this task on the day - fingers crossed for more of these nice days! This panel is 12.3m high by 2.8m wide - weighing in at approx. 13 tonne. Panels will be arriving on site in a steady stream form now until the end of April, and form the walls of each townhouse - one panel up, 284 to go!

November 2021 - Our Crane Arrives!

There has been a lot of excitement on site this month with the arrival of Titan's Liebherr LR1250 250 tonne crawler crane. The components arrived in 5 large truckloads, and with the assistance of a smaller crane and a super organised crane crew, it was up and running within 2 days. With a 38m main boom and a 14m fly jib, this is a pretty impressive machine! We are looking forward to watching it work hard over the next few months.

We have also reached another important milestone, with the arrival and installation of our very first pre-cast panel on the 22nd. We were lucky to have good weather and no wind for this task on the day - fingers crossed for more of these nice days! This panel is 12.3m high by 2.8m wide - weighing in at approx. 13 tonne. Panels will be arriving on site in a steady stream form now until the end of April, and form the walls of each townhouse - one panel up, 284 to go!

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September 2021 - Farewell Mechanics Workshop

The last remaining structure on this site was demolished at the beginning of September, as soon as we had the go-ahead to return to site following the AL4 Covid Lockdown. This was a great milestone for us and has cleared the way for excavation to continue across the Eastern end of the site.

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August 2021 - Our First Concrete Pour

Our first concrete pour was carried out on 12th August, setting up the concrete strips that the pre-cast panels will be placed on the for the first 11 townhouses. Good weather, 10x concrete mixers, 1x pump truck and a great team made this a successful morning's work.

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July 2021 - Earthworks

Excavation and trenching across Stage 1 of the development is progressing well, with a dig-out of around 1-1.5m to get this area to the finished levels. In-ground stormwater and wastewater networks are being laid, with domestic water pipework and electrical ducting soon to follow.

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June 2021 - Ground Breaking!

We were pleased to get the ball rolling on 8th June 2021 with a sod-turning ceremony led by Taranaki Whanui and The Wellington Company, and attended by the Aoraki team, lead designers Architecture Plus, and other key stakeholders such as local Members of Parliament, and Wellington City Councillors, .And a special mention to Advanced Siteworks Ltd, whose 20T excavator features in the photos below!

Everyone was super excited to be a part of this blessing, and to see a fantastic new housing development get off the ground.

 

Full steam ahead!

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