Early in 2019 Mangawhai Artists Inc fundraised to build an extension to the Mangawhai Artists Gallery, behind our existing gallery at 45 Moir St, to be known as Mangawhai Art Workspace. We thank all those in our community who supported our fundraising efforts. The building project has now commenced. Follow progress of the Workspace building on this page. We gratefully acknowledge and thank Placemakers Mangawhai, our building partner.
26 January 2020. Thanks to the working bee crew at the Mangawhai Art Workspace on Sunday morning. Wood and debris have been cleared from around the extension, ready for the digger to come in and prepare the area for a concrete pad for the verandah.
20 January, 2020. The external doors are in!
8 January 2020. Happy New Year! Its back to work and our windows are in! Thanks Paul Adams from Adams Installations Wellsford, and Fairview Rodney.
12 December 2019 - today the roof went on!
1 December 2019 - thanks to our team of volunteer helpers tidying the building site!
27 November 2019 - the roof structure is nearing completion.
24 November 2019 - roof trusses
Photos of progress - from May to November 2019
Our container is delivered to the site
Blessing the building site and Karakia
A digger excavates, and then the formwork for the concrete footings is put in place.
Update Thursday 31 October 2019: Thanks to lots of work and management by Grant Mitchell and Kim Hamilton plus fantastic generosity and support by local tradespeople, the construction is moving at a cracking pace. Yesterday KDC approved progress and the concrete slab floor will be poured this morning around 10.30am.
Preparing for the concrete
Today at the building site for Mangawhai Artists Workspace, the foundation blockwork and slab pouring took place. The slab is now completed. We would like to thank All Sorts Construction, CoastalConcrete Ltd, Wharehine Concrete and Steve Waldron of Stone on Waldron for their efforts and support in the construction of the foundations and floor slab.
Pouring the concrete slab
The walls are going up. Stone by Waldron with Steve, Tracey, Sophie and Roger.