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Aldersgate is home to the Christchurch Central Methodist Parish, providing spaces for worship and performance, office space, and an apartment. It replaces the original 1860’s Church, which was demolished following the 2011 earthquake when three men died on the site. The design is modern as the Parish did not want to replicate the original Church. There is also a large oak tree on-site which required protection during the construction process. The tree had become a place of remembrance for the families of the men who lost their lives on the site.
The original Church opened on Christmas Day in the 1860s, so Aldersgate needed to be open on Christmas Day 2019. This milestone was achieved, and the project came in under budget. Hayley Groves was both Project Manager and Client Representative, taking the project from conception through to completion.
The judges noted that the project encountered several setbacks that Hayley assisted in resolving. The intention was to bring two denominations together under one roof. Then, one church withdrew from the project. There was also a personality clash between a design consultant and the contractor requiring mediation, and the sacred oak tree that required protection while maintaining access to it. Hayley overcame these setbacks, delivering a great outcome.