Architect: Plus Architecture
Main Contractor: Safari Group Ltd
La Quinta Hotel is located in the beautiful surroundings of Queenstown. With Stunning views of the iconic Remarkables Mountain Range, the hotel delivers the perfect location for people to stay and explore Queenstown.
Despite the disruptions of 2020 (6 weeks of lockdown, travel restrictions and more), Safari Group completed this project in late 2020, only 17 months after it started. A truly remarkable achievement!
Spread across two buildings with a total of 18,500m², the hotel accommodates 184 units and is Safari Group’s biggest development to date.
Working in partnership with Safari, Moddex designed, supplied and installed over 350m of our modular handrail and balustrade systems to the two internal access stairs and various external ramps and stairs.
Moddex supplied the handrails and balustrades in an iron sand powder coat finish to match the other design elements of the hotel exterior for an aesthetically pleasing look.
Why were Moddex selected?
Speed on site was a big factor. Thanks to our modular innovation, we’re at least 50% faster on-site than any other barrier system, with a fast lead time from customisation to delivery.
The client gave us a 3-week window from being able to start the install to handing the building over to the client. With over 350m to install, timeframes were tight. Thanks to our no-weld, modular system, our Moddex teams successfully customised and delivered the perfect modular solution safely, in time and on budget.
Our engineer was able to conduct a detailed evaluation and produce a supply a site-specific PS1 for architect and council sign off. Because the handrail was being fixed into timber, we had to ensure the fixings were up to specification for PS1 loading requirements. Our client could be rest assured that our handrails and balustrades were fully compliant with New Zealand Standards.
Install went great… it all went smoothly and nothing was a problem to be honest! Love the speed and ease of the install and great looking product too.Cory Caffrey, Safari Group