Concrete progress with Waiora House rebuild
The Waiora House rebuild has hit a major milestone this week, with the building’s foundation poured.
The new building on the corner of Spa Road and Kaimanawa and Motutaiko streets, will be owned by Taupō District Council but operated by Waiora Community Trust. It will be a purpose-built facility that will support the needs of the district’s social sector and house a variety of not-for-profit organisations. It was previously located on the same site in the former Taupō Maternity Hospital, which was demolished in 2019.
Locally-owned and operated builders RBS Group Limited have been at work preparing the site since April and the foundation and concrete slab pour went ahead on Monday and Tuesday this week.The next stage will be the paving, civil works and outside services.
Taupō District Council senior project manager Pete Bradshaw said he was pleased to see the concreting go ahead in good conditions this week after the recent wet weather.
“This is a significant milestone in the construction programme, which is still on track for practical completion around April next year,” he said.