HOL­I­DAY PARK gets a new cabin

The Tribune (NZ) - - SQUARE CIRCULAR -

Palmer­ston North Hol­i­day Park re­cently took de­liv­ery of a brand new fam­ily sized cabin thanks to a suc­cess­ful part­ner­ship be­tween the Palmer­ston North City Coun­cil and UCOL. The 80 square me­tre eco-friendly cabin was made by car­pen­try stu­dents from UCOL.

It has a flex­i­ble open plan de­sign so it can ac­com­mo­date a num­ber of peo­ple and also acts as a meet­ing room for sports teams that of­ten stay at the park. Its in­te­rior de­sign is suit­able for wheel­chairs. PNCC Leisure As­sets Plan­ner Jeff Baker says the re­place­ment cabin pro­vides a sav­ing to ratepay­ers whilst pro­vid­ing a build­ing that meets in­dus­try stan­dards. “There is still some work to do, like paint­ing, power con­nec­tions, plumb­ing and build­ing a wrap-around deck. It’s been a cul­mi­na­tion of a lot of hard work be­tween PNCC, UCOL and the stu­dents in­volved over the last year. We’ve got a large mod­ern cabin that suits the needs of the Hol­i­day Park and will pro­vide much needed ac­com­mo­da­tion for larger fam­ily groups or sports teams,” Jeff said. “The orig­i­nal idea came about through UCOL build­ing a 6-star en­ergy ef­fi­cient home and we thought it would be a great op­por­tu­nity to en­gage the stu­dents in an­other eco-friendly pro­ject, but this time for a com­mer­cial pro­ject.”

The Hol­i­day Park is owned by PNCC and has been oper­at­ing for over 20 years. It is marked for an up­grade in the Coun­cil’s 10 year plan.

“I’m thrilled with the out­come,” Jeff said. “There were a lot of stu­dents in­volved and they have done a great job. The build­ing meets all our re­quire­ments and looks great as well.” The cabin was built at the UCOL Re­gional Trades and Tech­nol­ogy Cen­tre in Palmer­ston North and trucked to the park dur­ing the early evening. Jeff said a grand open­ing was planned as soon as all the ex­tra work was com­pleted.

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