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Daily Freight.

At 7,400m², this logistics centre combines 6700m² of handling and process area, with an additional 700m² devoted to a duel-level office, with timber-framed architectural detailing.







Daily Freight is a subsidiary of Mainfreight, running express goods deliveries nationwide. Looking for a new operational site, they brought in an architect in Wigram (Christchurch) to design a freight terminal building for their logistic and functional needs. We came in with a considered build proposal based on this design, which won us the tender.

Requirements for the project included the proper treatment of existing infrastructure relocating existing power lines prior to construction. A new rail siding was laid to interface with existing lines, and a terminal was designed around the new siding to include loading docks, allowing for Freight to be easily transferred. The accommodation was also built-in, allowing for two drive-through lanes for Daily Freight’s transport trucks.

The entire freight handling and processing area measures 6,700m2, with an additional 700m2 devoted to a two-level office space area. Architectural detailing was included, with cedar timber for stairs, wall linings and exterior cladding.

This project was the first of its kind for our client, Daily Freight, and its success has led to other commissioned work for Calder Stewart. It has also helped strengthen our ties to parent company Mainfreight, with us servicing many of their other build projects across the country.



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