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Shearwater Lodge

A unique eco-lodge restoration project that enabled the continued protection of an endangered sea bird.

The Challenge

Shearwater Lodge is a luxury eco-lodge situated on Puhi Peaks Station, deep in the Seaward Kaikoura Range. It is also home to the endangered Hutton’s Shearwater, the only seabird to nest at altitude and one of only two remaining breeding colonies in the world.

Damaged in the Kaikoura earthquakes, Shearwater Lodge needed assessment for seismic damage. Fox and Associates was called in to undertake a floor level and verticality survey, which would assist with designing a repair strategy.

Our Expertise

Services provided included 3D laser scanning, damage analysis and building vertical condition surveys, detailed modelling, planning and consulting.

The Solution

As the 4WD track to the Lodge was also earthquake damaged, we had to access the site by helicopter. This meant there was no real option to go back so the survey had to be done in one site visit.

We undertook a 3D laser scan survey of the building’s interior and exterior and ensured the modelled data correctly reflected the true state of the building on-site. We also presented the information in a way that all users could easily interpret and understand.

The Result

It was an absolute pleasure to be involved in this project. Not only have we assisted in the restoring the lodge back to its former glory but we have also enabled the management and protection of the Hutton’s Shearwater colony.

To learn more about the project, read our blog Legacy Project: Shearwater Lodge

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Contact Details

Email :

Phone : 0800 369 787 (0800 FOXSURVEY)
+64 3 903 2770

Postal Address:
PO Box 895
Christchurch 8140
New Zealand

Office Locations

Christchurch Office:

195 Peterborough Street
Christchurch 8013

Ashburton Office:

AON House, 2 Queens Drive
Allenton, Ashburton 7700

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