Origin Consultants can help you with project planning for heritage buildings/sites, funding ideas, and feasibility studies.
Accessibility Auditing and Compliance Consulting
We provide Accessibility Reports for Building Consent Documentation packages. Typically an Accessibility Report will cover matters such as: door widths, surface finishes, toilet layout & numbers, lifts, handrails, car parking, and signage. The purpose of an accessibility report is to give an overview of the proposed design or existing building against the requirements of the relevant NZ Building Act sections, Building Code clauses/solutions and standards (NZS 4121:2001).
Origin Consultants have, from time to time, provided expert heritage advice and evidence for applicants, submitters and councils in resource consent hearings.
Assistance with Funding Applications
Origin Consultants have worked with wide variety of trusts, private clients, and organisations. We can provide assistance in locating appropriate funding sources and submitting applications.
Research into Heritage Buildings and Archaeological Sites
We undertake extensive research on many projects for Archaeological Authority applications, Heritage Impact Assessments, Conservation and Maintenance Plans, Heritage Reports, and Expert Consultation.
Monitoring of Archaeological Sites and Heritage Buildings
We are also involved in monitoring compliance with Archaeological Authorities and Resource Consent Conditions, and have acted as Heritage Advisors/Consultants for local councils.
Material and Construction Investigations
Origin Consultants is experienced in material identification and traditional construction techniques and typologies. To assist with more detailed investigations on building age and construction we frequently have elements analysed for species identification and compositional make-up.
Please contact us for further details.
Clyde Museum Feasibility Study
The focus of the study was the Blyth Street Museum (including the former Police Lock-up), the Briar Herb Factory Museum, and the museum room in the Clyde Railway Station. The project brief identified thirteen requirements for the feasibility study, which translated into four key themes: the buildings, the collections, governance, and community interest & support. As part of the feasibility study, Origin Consultants provided a conservation plan and condition assessment. We also collaborated with other consultants to provide fire/accessibility considerations and seismic assessments.
The results of the study represented a collaborative approach by the Central Otago District Council, the Vincent Community Board, Clyde Historical Museums, Lotteries (Environment and Heritage), Central Lakes Trust, and Origin Consultants, and also included stakeholder and public consultation days.