Retail Project Award Results

H T M L Code
National Category Winner: Retail

Project: Riverside Farmers' Market

Entrant

Consortium Construction LTD

Project Partners

Consortium Construction (Construction Company), Creative Studios (Architect/Designer), Riverside LTD (Developer)

Owned By

Riverside LTD

The Riverside Farmers’ market is an indoor farmers market – the first of its kind to be located in a New Zealand CBD. The idea was born out vast research into how markets play a key role in revitalising cities. The market aims to be an important Christchurch hub of activity, while promoting sustainability by helping to connect local producers and their products to the wider community. Building the project was an extensive process, with a plethora of challenges. This included managing a building site in the heart of the CBD, operating on sub-par ground conditions, and coordinating over 60 tenants all doing fit outs and set-ups simultaneously.

Judges comments

The challenge was to bring the European farmers market concept to Christchurch to revitalise the CBD’s retail area. There were a variety of tenants who brought their own designs and fit out contractors, which all had to be co-ordinated throughout the main building works. This put pressure on the project management team to contain budget and programme within acceptable limits. The inner-city construction site also required careful planning to strengthen the ground conditions, manage material deliveries and management of pedestrian walkways. The use of sustainable materials, including rimu plank ceiling and wharf pile columns is very impressive, adding to the character created by the tenants and their cut-outs. This is a new and exciting market addition to Christchurch which will demand return visits.

 

Project: Beauty and Beyond

Entrant

B J Carter Ltd

Project Partners

B J Carter ltd (Construction Company), Daryl Burgess Masonry LTD (Tiling), Hishon Lighting and Electrical LTD (Electrical), Inside systems ltd (Heating), Kensington Consulting Ltd (Engineer), McCulloch Architects (Architect/Designer), Murray Arbuckle Decorating (Painting), Robert Eunson Plumbing (Plumbing)

The objective of this fit out was to create a sanctuary for hosting individuals or groups of clients in a modern-day spa facility that featured wet areas including a hair and beauty salon. To achieve this, an empty existing space was completely gutted and refitted. Special features include curved walls, a steam room in the shape of a cave, a flotation tank with custom-designed ceiling milky way lighting and Geisha tubs. Underfloor heating was installed throughout the spa. The bespoke design using custom joinery and high-quality materials throughout has resulted in a luxurious but practical day spa and salon.

 

Project: Botany Town Centre Garden Lane

Entrant

Naylor Love Auckland Ltd

Project Partners

Create Specialist Designers (Specialist Designer), Ignite Architects (Architect/Designer)

Owned By

AMP Capital

Garden Lane is a high-street shopping experience that also provides for the whole family. Meticulous attention has been paid to the use of materials and textures. Shopfront windows are framed with black steel that is reminiscent of New York’s Soho retail precinct. Garden Lane’s key feature is the striking and expansive translucent canopy with laminated timber arches. The canopy is constructed using Ethylene Tetrafluoroethylene, a highly durable plastic that is inflated over a metal structure and kept tight using a pressure valve, which responds to temperature changes and maintains a consistent level of pressure. The result is a light-filled, airy walkway that offers protection from the weather all year round without compromising Garden Lane’s al fresco feel.

 

Project: Honda Cars

Entrant

Calder Stewart Construction

Project Partners

Calder Stewart Construction (Construction Company)

The Honda Cars main showroom in Christchurch was redeveloped to create a high-profile modern retail complex that met current earthquake code. Honda view their facility as a tool to sell and service their cars. The old facility performed this task very well and Honda were reluctant to mess with a winning formula. Rather than demolish and rebuild entirely, the approach was taken to save certain elements of the build that were up to current earthquake code. This was less cost effective, however it meant areas including the workshop, parts store and smoko room could be retained. The Calder Stewart team identified the relationship and detail required from Lonsdale Architectural as one of the key elements to success.

 

Project: New World Durham Street

Entrant

Naylor love Canterbury Ltd

Project Partners

Chas. E.George & Sons Ltd (Project QS), McCoy and Wixon Architects Ltd (Architect/Designer), Powell Fenwick (Engineer)

Owned By

Foodstuffs South Island

New World Durham Street is the flagship store for the New World supermarkets nationwide. The store was designed to provide a full-service offering including food-to-go, a large café and a Shop & Go. It has been fitted out with the latest technologies, including smart systems, energy-efficient LED lighting and CO2 refrigeration. The exterior features black oxide timber formed panels with expansive glass windows that allow as much natural light in as possible. The team had to operate in a heavy traffic environment. They also developed a fully compliant system to help manage the movement of 76 concrete trucks over a 24-hour period that was required for the PT concrete floor.

 

Project: Rolleston Square Stage 2

Entrant

Buchan Architects

Project Partners

Armitage Williams Construction (Construction Company), Buchan (Architect/Designer), One Four Limited (Project Manager)

Owned By

Rolleston Square

The Rolleston Square Stage 2 is an extension of the Stage 1 development. This stage involved a land swap with the Warehouse to create a more cohesive retail development. A food and beverage offering was extended to the complex and included a spectacular outdoor heated glazed covered atrium. The site was developed in the middle of another contractors site. This meant access and programming was worked through in detail to ensure safe access across the site and that programmed works could be carried out without delay.

 

Project: East Auckland BMW & Mini Garage

Entrant

Savory Construction

Project Partners

Allan Taylor Architects Ltd. (Architect/Designer), Savory Construction (Construction Company)

The East Auckland BMW & Mini Garage project completes the car dealership precinct along its section of the suburban highway. The brief set out a vision of a garage that catered to the East Auckland and the wider southern region, all while offering a ‘turnkey’ package. Global corporate identity guidelines needed to be followed for the development of the showroom and the high-end servicing workshop facility for both entities. This involved the challenge of managing the liaison and approval processes with BMW. The team overcame these challenges and met the brief requirements, developing a state-of-the-art showroom and workshop facility for the BMW and Mini Brands.

 

Project: BP Connect Moorhouse Avenue

Entrant

W & W Construction 2010 Limited

Project Partners

Spencer Holmes Limited (Engineer), W & W Construction 2010 Limited (Construction Company)

This new BP Connect petrol station in Moorhouse Avenue, Christchurch is built on a green site that was previously a car yard/showroom. A massive excavation was required to get to the required compaction to start the build, after contaminated product had to be removed. This meant the excavated material had to be taken to a special dump area 40km from the site. Despite these challenges, the project was delivered within the tight timeframe of four months ensuring petrol was flowing at 6AM on opening day.

 

Project: Xiaolongkan Restaurant

Entrant

NCA Group Limited

Project Partners

CCG Architects and Engineers Limited (Engineer), Unique Constructions Limited (Construction Company)

This project looked to develop a completely authentic Chinese dining experience for customers. This was achieved through traditional Chinese architectural elements such as stonewall decorations, bricks and woods. All were used in a contemporary fashion suited to the Xiaolongkan Restaurant. Timber was used predominantly throughout the design. A large portion of the wooden structure was built by local craftsmen. The Chinese dragon sculpture wall creates a visual feast on arrival. Red lanterns adorn the dining space that features wooden benches and dining tables. Surrounding walls feature Chinese calligraphy. All the traditional elements used together have created an authentic dining experience for guests.

 

Project: Kmart Remodel

Entrant

Calder Stewart Construction

Project Partners

BCD Group (Engineer), Calder Stewart Construction (Construction Company), Edwards White Architects (Architect/Designer)

Owned By

Central Rail Limited Partnership

The Kmart Remodel is a unique project, and as an already established retail building, a remodel was always going to be a challenge. Quality on this project was not only the finished product, but the engagement and attitude of the team. This was a ‘360 degrees of construction quality’ project encompassing both materials and softer skills to deliver a truly high-quality job. It was the first time Calder Stewart Construction and Stark Property had worked together and this project proved they could successfully collaborate to deliver a high-quality project to schedule. The result is a completed retail complex allowing Kmart to re-establish their retail profile in central Hamilton.

 

Project: Long Bay Village

Entrant

Naylor Love Auckland Ltd

Project Partners

Architectus (Architect/Designer), Greenstone Group (Project Manager), Holmes Consulting Group (Engineer), Naylor Love (Construction Company)

Owned By

Todd Property

Long Bay Village is a mixed-use town centre development with multi-unit residential and various retail and commercial tenancies. The development includes a New World supermarket, two multi-storey buildings with retail on the ground floor and apartments above, a mixed retail/commercial building, and a single-level restaurant precinct. There is also a car park beneath the supermarket and apartment buildings. With five separate buildings under construction on a 1.7-hectare rolling site divided by a road, there were multiple worksites and site access points throughout the project. The traditional steel and concrete structures are given a timeless feel through the high-quality finishes achieved on the various claddings, including cedar, brick and Hinuera stone.

 

Project: Hello Mister Newmarket

Entrant

NCA Group Limited

Project Partners

Alba Interiors Limited (Construction Company), CCG Architects and Engineers Limited (Engineer)

The Hello Mister Newmarket store was developed with sustainability in mind – using discarded demolition materials to create a unique aesthetic, all while inspiring store visitors to preserve our natural environment. This approach provided new life to what would be otherwise be wasted materials. Recycled materials included corrugated iron, wooden shuttered windows and old school ceiling fans. These were appropriately blended into the overall design to create the rustic Vietnamese atmosphere. The design theme reflects the main objective of the project – to promote traditional Vietnamese cuisine through a modern and creative approach that provides customers with the same atmosphere of a local street food scene.