Dunedin City Council
Dunedin, New Zealand
Following health and safety concerns due to elements falling off the structure, Calibre provided project management for the assessment and restoration of the heritage-listed Cargill’s Monument. After the Christchurch earthquakes, the scope was extended to include seismic strengthening.
Built mainly out of solid sandstone blocks in 1864, the structure was one of the first stone monuments in Dunedin and required stonemasons and stone carvers able to shape complex neo-gothic forms. It remains a very rare monument today and has been Category 1 heritage-listed, meaning it offers ‘special or outstanding historical or cultural heritage significance or value’.
The successful restoration, along with seismic strengthening, of Cargill’s monument means it can continue to be admired by future generations.