City church re­vamp up for top award

Auckland City Harbour News - - News -

St Pa­trick’s Cathe­dral has been an­nounced as a fi­nal­ist in the coun­try’s most pres­ti­gious en­gi­neer­ing awards.

The $11.6 mil­lion re­fur­bish­ment of the Auck­land Catholic church is a cat­e­gory fi­nal­ist at the fourth New Zealand En­gi­neer­ing Ex­cel­lence Awards, which will be an­nounced tonight.

The Catholic Dio­cese chose en­gi­neers Con­nell Wagner to de­velop the con­ser­va­tion and restora­tion of the her­itage build­ing that has served the Auck­land com­mu­nity for more than 160 years.

Judg­ing panel con­venor David Elms says the fi­nal­ists are out­stand­ing ex­am­ples of en­gi­neer­ing in­no­va­tion.

Award win­ners will be an­nounced at a black-tie gala din­ner at Te Papa in Welling­ton tonight.

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