Helen Trappitt

PositionHelen Trappitt

Director and Shareholder
Christchurch Office

Professional Qualifications

BE Civil (First Class Honours), University of Canterbury

Professional Experience

2017-present   Director and Shareholder
                         Lewis Bradford, Christchurch office 

2003-2017       Senior Structural Design Engineer and Shareholder
                         Lewis Bradford, Christchurch office

2000-2003       Structural Design Engineer, 
                         Holmes Consulting Group Ltd

Areas of Specialist Expertise

  • Strengthening and refurbishment of existing buildings.
  • Precast concrete apartment buildings.
  • Large high quality residential projects.

Major Project Experience

  • Man Street Carpark
    A five level carpark measuring over 16000m2.
  • Shotover Street Development Stage 2, Queenstown
    Five storey concrete extension to an existing retail,
    office and apartment development
  • Middle Earth Development, Wanaka
    3 storey apartment and retail building with a basement carpark.
  • 92 Lichfield Street – Strengthening and Refurbishment
    The strengthening of a 1890’s building for use as an educational and retail facility.
  • Dress Smart, Christchurch
    Two levels of carparking over ground floor retail space
  • Sydenham Square Liner Building, Christchurch
    Three level retail apartment and carparking building forming a key part of this development of an entire city block
  • Riccarton Clinic
    Two storey medical centre
  • Jack Flash Café and Bar, Colombo Street, Christchurch
    Two storey timber framed building incorporating a wide range of building products.
  • Douglas Street Apartments, Queenstown
    16 two level units currently under construction.
  • Closeburn Station House
    Large high quality natural timber and stone residence
  • Christ’s College – Rolleston House
    3 storey Day Boys’ House and 2 level carpark building.
  • Ronald McDonald House, Christchurch
    3 storey accommodation facility with a basement carpark
  • TWL Development, Christchurch
    2 storey office and warehouse building.
  • Cardrona Estates, Wanaka
    2 storey development with retail, offices and restaurants
  • Christ’s College Fine Arts & Technoloby Block
    Award winning 4 storey classroom block.
  • Thompson Motel, Queenstown
    2 storey backpackers accommodation facility.
  • Ferrymead Village (Ten-O-Five), Christchurch
    Single storey industrial and retail facility
  • Hynds Office and Store, Christchurch
    Modern industrial and offices building
  • Christ’s College School House and Jacobs House seismic strengthenging
    Refurbishment and seismic strengthening of these twoheritage rated buildings.
  • Beacon Apartments, Queenstown
    A total of 14,000m2 of quality apartments.
  • Structural design of a private commission for Sculptor Neil Dawson
  • Park Street Apartments, Queenstown
    Three suspended levels of apartments

Client Referees

Peter Eggleton
Rawlinsons
Christchurch
Ph: (03) 366 0371

Alec Bruce
Wilkie & Bruce Architects
Christchurch
Ph: (03) 379 7739