Teenaa koutou and welcome to the Paengawhaawhaa-April 2024 edition of the Waikato Regional Theatre Construction Update.

The shorter, colder days are definitely here, but that hasn’t prevented the team from making great progress on site. 


Progress on site

Highlights from the last month.

  • Laying and pouring of the composite flooring (ComFlor) across Level 2 in the commercial space.

  • Finished pouring the walls around the stage area.

  • Installation of the roof trusses across the heritage building.

  • Continued installation of the structural steel across the site.

  • Clearing of greenery around the upper part of the old staircase down to the riverbank.


Significant events coming up

The following progress is expected to occur in the next month.

  • Reinforcing and pouring floors in the Theatre.

  • Progression of the structural steel installation across the site.

  • Progression of drainage installation across the site.

  • Ground testing in the riverbank area.


The Theatre site seen from the south-east in mid March 2024.

Overall Programme

The WRT’s construction programme has been updated as follows.

  • Site Set Up                                     Completed

  • Demo                                              Completed

  • Earthworks                                     Completed

  • Foundations                                   Completed

  • Structure                                        Commenced - Due for Completion early 2025

  • Envelope                                        Commenced - Due for Completion mid 2025

  • Construction Completion              Due for Completion 2025

  • Fit out and Commissioning           Due for Completion 2025



Foster Construction team email for any queries relating to this project - queries.wrt@fosters.co.nz.


About this Update…

These Waikato Regional Theatre Construction Updates are produced by Graeme Ward and Georgia Osman from RDT Pacific, the Theatre’s Overall Project Manager, assisted by Mark Servian from Momentum Waikato, their Communications and Marketing Manager.

These newsletter issues are posted at the website waikatoregionaltheatre.co.nz – the dedicated web address for construction news and contacts, separate from Momentum Waikato’s theatre community and fundraising site sharethestage.co.nz.