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Take A Tour Up To Level 4 Of The Langlands Hotel

Cracker of a day to have a look over what will become Invercargill’s premier accommodation venue.

The whatsoninver.nz team were part of a select group of media to check up on progress of the new Langlands Hotel being built by the ILT.

And what a facility it’s going to be when it is expected to be handed over to the ILT just before Christmas next year.

The tour was almost an event in itself with full H & S induction, hard hats and hi viz vests with site manager for Leigh’s Construction Phil Pasco and senior project manager Paul Brailey guiding us around the busy inner city construction site.

l to r ILT CEO Chris Ramsay, Leighs Construction Senior Project Manager Paul Brailey Leighs Construction, Site Manager Leighs Construction Phil Pasco, ILT Board Chairman Alan Dennis. Photo: whatsoninvers.nz / Malcolm Gayfer.

Photo: whatsoninvers.nz / Malcolm Gayfer.

The tallest part of the structure on the Don St / Dee St corner is expected to be enclosed by Christmas this year. Massive glass panels will make that part of the facility a huge sun trap.

View of Museum in foreground. Photo: whatsoninvers.nz

With a budget of up to $40 million, The Langlands is set to significantly transform the CBD, creating a modern space with contemporary elements and a ground-floor presence to generate wow factor.

Design features include eateries and bars at ground level connected by a covered laneway, meeting and private dining spaces on the first floor and 4.5-star quality accommodation above. Construction of the hotel would be completed in two stages with the first featuring 80 guest rooms.

It’s expected that The Langlands Hotel complex should be in operation early 2022.

Phil Brailey said there are about 20 people working on site at present but that will jump to about 100 when the fit out work gets under way.

Speaking on top of the new building ILT general manager Chris Ramsay said it was hats off to the ILT Board for making the brave decision to carry on with the project.

Water tower in foreground. photo: whatsoninvers.nz

He says there’s no question that Covid and any disruptions continue to put a strain on the budget but for now it’s more about timing with making up the time lost through lockdown.

Hotel builder Leighs Construction is having an interesting journey. The company is based in Christchurch and as well as building The Langlands they have projects on the go in various parts of the country.

Photo: whatsoninvers.nz

Leighs Construction scored a first by designing and building new  accommodation blocks at Scott Base, Antarctica. That work was previously carried out by the military.

As for Lofty the Crane, he’ll be around lifting the heavy loads for a good few months yet.

Group photo of media, Leighs Construction and ILT on level 4 of the Langlands Hotel.
Photo: whatsoninvers.nz

Work on the cafes and bars further in will carry on while the huge fit out work on the conference and accommodation areas will have to go along at a pace to meet the December 2021 handover deadline.

Crunching the numbers

Projected to open in early 2022, The Langlands build will be composed of the following:

  • 1200m3 of concrete
  • 190 tonne of reinforcing
  • 528 tonne of structural steel
  • 14,051 pieces of steel that have been welded together and assembled on site
  • Over 19,000 bolts for steel sections
  • Heaviest installed steel item weighed 18.2 tonne
  • 4 more floor levels to be constructed to main tower starting mid September.
  • 17 local companies involved with this construction
  • 80 to 100 workers expected at peak of construction during 2021
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