Mainfreight is another example of an enduring relationship, one in which we were able to increase line-haul storage operations for Levin, creating an integrated canopy structure.
We are always finding ways to work smarter, especially with long-term clients Mainfreight. Our Design Build solution for their Levin build allowed them to focus on expanding their presence in the local region, with a new division for on-line haul operations. As it had in the past, we handled all decisions for the client across the board.
The completed project was thoroughly practical but also distinctive in several respects. The canopy was incorporated within the structure rather than relying on a lean-to canopy to create protected loading areas. 4,000m² of floor area was split in two, with half devoted to Mainfreight's line-haul storage operations. The other half was dedicated to providing a canopy to run the building's entire length, allowing drive through access for incoming and outgoing trucks. A 225m² office was also integrated within the main structure.
Much of the detailing and specifications for the project were established from the start. It included brand finishes on all the facility's roofing and cladding, along with the iconic array of flags that accents all client facilities nationwide.
We sourced personnel from North and South Island construction teams to make this project possible. The Covid lockdown affected project delivery, but client expectations for the project were successfully met once construction resumed.