Supreme Award for the 2018 NZ Commercial Project

The Registered Master Builders Supreme Award for the New Zealand Commercial Project of the Year will be awarded to the most outstanding entry for the year’s competition.
Supreme Award

Project: Project Viking


Calder Stewart Construction Limited

Project Partners

Calder Stewart Construction Limited (Construction Company), Beca (Engineer)

Owned by

Skellerup Industries Limited

Project Viking, Skellerup's new Dairy Rubberware Development and Manufacturing facility, was designed to optimise the company's production needs and integrate their design and product development functions. An incredible 182,000+ man-hours went into this five-stage project and the massive 18,900m2 building is functional, practical and sustainable, providing room for growth into the future.

Judges comments

This $25M project required an innovative design approach, particularly in constructing the 1000 ton shot tower within the building to an Importance Level 3 seismic design. 

The big challenge was the time pressure to get the new Greenfield facility operational so that the manufacturing plant could return to full production following the February 2011 earthquake. Not having a fully-defined design brief and constant structural changes through-out the design phase was a challenge for all involved. 

The judges were very impressed with the approach taken by the lead contractor, who worked closely with the client, consultants, sub-contractors and off-shore plant manufacturers to embrace and solve each challenge. This has created one of the world’s leading ‘Dairy Rubberware Vulcanisation Plants’, which manufactures its own rubber on-site.

This project is deservedly a ‘Supreme Winner’, which demonstrates an ‘end to end’ engaged client - consultant - contractor - sub-contractor providing an outstanding and well co-ordinated result.