Friday, December 9, 2011

Let Construction begin!

Levin-based company, Crowe Construction & Associates Ltd, has been appointed as the main contractor for the Levin Culture and Community Centre (Te Takere) project.

At last we are on the way to having a fabulous Community & Cultural centre that we have all dreamed about and hoped for for so long.  Levin has a long history of free library service beginning in 1911 in the free library which was build with funds contributed by the Scots/American philanthropist Andrew Carnegie.

Continuing this tradition of support for local projects which will benefit the whole of our community Horowhenua District Council approved the construction tender at an extraordinary meeting of Council on 29 November 2011.  Work is expected to begin within the next month.
The base contract, awarded to Crowe Construction & Associates Ltd, for $3.484m, is over 13 percent less than Council’s engineers’ estimate and within the budget of $4m. Council has decided to include the addition of an education space and veranda which will take the total contract of works for Te Takere to $3.813m while still remaining within the construction budget.  We expect many local tradespeople to be involved in the project.

The Levin Cultural and Community Centre, Te Takere, which will incorporate the new Levin Library, will be built utilising two existing buildings – the current library in Bath Street and the adjacent ex-Countdown building next door.Building is expected to take 12 months to complete.

For additional information about the project, please visit

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