Trafalgar Centre

Project: Community

Location: Para Para Road, Nelson

Client: Nelson City Council

Value: $12.9m

Contract period: 12 Months

Consultants: Irving Smith Jack Architects, Homles Consulting Engineers, Arup, Holmes Fire

Gibbons was appointed this contract through a rigorous Early Contractor Involvement process based on attributes not price.

The contract to strengthen and refurbish Nelson’s premier sports and cultural stadium and rebuild the northern building was important the to the community and a positive result was imperative.

The major focus at the beginning of the process was to ensure that the main hall of the building was ready for use in time for the Nelson Giant’s (basketball) first game at the beginning of April 2016. 


This goal was successfully achieved against the odds.

Other work including some interior finishing and the construction of the new northern upgrade continued throughout the Basketball season.

Upon completion the community will be able to enjoy a facility and surrounding grounds to a standard it would not have been thought possible in a refurbished building.