Built across the fabrication factory and administrative office area, this 3,170m² Dunedin facility also includes a separate canopied loading dock and access bridge.
Escea, an emerging New Zealand manufacturer for a distinctive line of gas fireplaces, was undergoing significant growth and needed to move into a new purpose-built facility. They turned to us for a turnkey solution to meet their needs, with Calder Stewart sourcing location, operations, finance and management.
We advanced a structured lease proposal for a new factory, suitable for Escea's financial position and attractive to potential investors. The building design is arranged in two parts; the main facility provides ample room to accommodate the company's growing fabrication requirements. The other section houses Esca's administrative office, with an additional area to showcase products to visitors. A separate goods-in and goods-out canopied loading dock formed another critical design element for Escea's range of trucks.
The construction site is situated in unusual and somewhat hilly terrain, just outside of Dunedin, and required careful logistical planning. The final design called for a dedicated bridge to be built, allowing access from existing thoroughfares to the facility. The finished build is a success, combining operations and a modern, welcoming office in one strategic location.