St. Margaret's College Chapel & Gymnasium

A significant building on the St Margaret's College site in Christchurch, consisting of a 700 seat chapel/auditorium and full size gymnasium complex. Powell Fenwick completed mechanical, electrical, hydraulics, acoustic and fire engineering for this project. The St. Margaret’s College Chapel and Gym building includes a chapel with tiered seating, classrooms, offices and a gymnasium with mezzanine floor.

  • The fire safety design for the building included an alternative solution in regard to egress from the Chapel. This allowed the main entry atrium space to not have any limitations on the use of the space, whilst still providing safe egress for the Chapel occupants.
  • Electrical services included robust lighting in the gymnasium and full lighting controls for stage and house lighting. The stage theatrical lighting consisted of lighting bars with dimmer circuits.
  • Full HVAC was designed for this auditorium and incorporated into the architectural scheme.
  • Hydraulic services included a domestic hot water system sufficient for a large nine-cubicle shower block for the new gymnasium.