Kapiti council shows off new digs

02:11, Feb 12 2013
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Kapiti Coast District councillors and community board members get a look at the new council chambers, on the ground floor of the upgraded headquarters.
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Link line: The central downstairs corridor leading from the foyer on Rimu Rd to the council chambers.
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Racked up: New sliding archive shelves for council documents.
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Corner office: Not yet completely furnished, the mayor’s office facing Rimu Rd.
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Second floor: The open plan office space upstairs for staff – facing out through hardwood louvers.
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Office space: The downstairs open plan space for the council’s parks department, at the western end of the building.
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Up and down: The timber and glass stairs linking the staff and mayoral offices with the entrance foyer facing Rimu Rd.

The interior of Kapiti Coast District Council’s new headquarters has been revealed in a tour for councillors today.

The building refurbishment, part of what has been touted as an $8.1 million civic centre upgrade, is one of two major council projects - running alongside the Coastlands Aquatic Centre build, frozen last week due to the Mainzeal collapse.

Community services group manager Tamsin Evans said the $5.5m headquarters has come in on time and budget – and is set to open open for business on Monday, March 4.

Council staff will relocate from their temporary headquarters at the former Whitireia Polytechnic complex in Lindale, over the preceding weekend, she said.

The community will have a chance to inspect the work up close, with an open day running this Saturday from 10am till 2pm.

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