With 20,000m² of storage warehouse space, this structural steel warehouse has some unique design elements to support its scale.
Just outside Christchurch in the Izone Business Park sits another completed large-scale warehouse project. Our Design Build solution won an open tender for Port of Tauranga's tenant Coda, one of New Zealand's leading freight management businesses. The project came with a very tight and fixed deadline, of 11 months, including design, consent and construction. The finished result was a significant undertaking for such a large building.
The project required 20,000m2 more storage warehouse space, with additional racking added as the design evolved. During construction, decisions were made, such as developing structural steel shop drawings during the consent phase. Even unstable soil failed to slow us down, with the team efficiently solving complicated site conditions.
We were mindful not to interfere with daily operations, isolating ourselves by fencing, signage and controlled traffic movements. Luckily, clear communication with our engaged client opened a trusting relationship, allowing ample room for ground improvement techniques. All in all, the build tapped into all our business units, including precast concrete, reinforcing, structural steel, distribution, logistics and construction.