Our home is Alpine House - a modern way of working
The new Alpine Energy building was officially opened in August 2018 by Energy and Resources Minister Dr Megan Woods, marking the completion of the first building of its kind in Timaru.
The official opening signified a new, modern way of producing and delivering energy solutions to customers.
Named Alpine House, it is purpose-built to meet the requirements of a region with ever-increasing energy demand.
Its construction brings to an end staff working across a multi-property site in three transportable units (Portacoms) and two houses which had been converted into office spaces.
The design sits well within its industrial environment, surrounded by industrial complexes, warehousing and production sites.
During the building project Alpine Energy and Thompsons Construction and Engineering engaged eight exclusively Timaru and Mid-Canterbury sub-contractors, ensuring there was a significant economic benefit to the region in the form of employment and local product.
The use of local expertise and purchasing of office equipment and furniture from local retailers reinforced our ethos of contributing to our community. Eco-friendly, sustainable New Zealand sourced building materials were used throughout the building project.
As part of the local Pathways Programme to introduce the next generation to design and trade, 120 Timaru youth visited the building site during construction to learn about future career opportunities in these industries.
Days after staff moved in; a blood drive was held in Alpine House, inviting staff and workers from the wider Washdyke industrial area, who would have otherwise travelled into Timaru’s central business district, to donate lifesaving blood.