Gisborne Courts

Impact is a member of the Ministry of Justice’s Property Advisory Panel. This Panel provides the Ministry with a list of consultants, including architects, engineers, quantity surveyors and project managers, to provide services for major construction projects.

In September 2010, construction began on the historically significant Gisborne District and High Courts site for the Ministry of Justice’s Alterations and Additions project. This $7 million project is an extension to the size of the existing court to allow space for the Family and Civil Court.

The project included work to the existing courthouse, new bail-out facilities and new car parking.

The site has significant historical significance for iwi in the region and as a result required extensive archaeological investigation works prior to and even during construction. Stakeholder consultation and communications were essential during design and construction.

Stakeholders include iwi, New Zealand Police, the Department of Corrections, the judiciary and the Law Society.

The project was delivered on time and on budget with an official opening during early October 2011.

In July 2010, Impact also completed work for the Ministry of Justice on the $1.2 million Wanganui Courts project, which included alterations to the existing holding cell area and a new bail-out facility and sally port.

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Impact Project Management have showed excellent understanding and developed a good relationship with both the National Office and Courthouse Project teams in dealing with the complex issue’s of a working courthouse. This understanding is successfully delivering the project within the programme and under budget.

- Jeff Halmshaw, Property Project Manager, Ministry of Justice