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Project: AgResearch PC2 Glasshouses

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Isles Construction Limited

Project Partners

Isles Construction Limited (Construction Company), Lab-Works Architecture (Architect/Designer), NDY (Architect/Designer), Rubix ()

Owned By

AgResearch

The AgResearch Grasslands Campus’ new PC2 Glasshouse Project comprises of two dedicated wings. The first wing is a plant growth research glasshouse and the second is a supporting header house. Each wing is divided into three individual compartments connected to the header house via an anteroom. Each space has individual climate control and ventilation systems to allow discrete streams of research to be undertaken simultaneously while minimising the possibility of cross-contamination. The single biggest challenge of this project was the extremely high technical requirements. This was compounded by the fact it had never been undertaken previously in New Zealand. This required collaboration with all members of the design team and the client's scientists to meet specialist plant growing requirements.

Project: Archer Daniels Midland (United States)

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ICL Construction (2016) Limited

Project Partners

Chapman Oulsnam Walker (Engineer), Imagine Building Design (Architect/Designer)

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ADM New Zealand Ltd

The Archer Daniels Midland building is a feed meal bulk storage and processing facility. With a 10,000m2 building footprint in size, the building has a maximum loading height of nine metres and an overall height of over 15 metres. Included on the site is a 6,000m2 hardstand, 36-metre free-spanning covered canopy, weight bridge and office buildings. The free-spanning roofing structure enabled the deletion of all structural steel, saving the project over $3.5M. The Taranaki area is well known for underlying soft peat so extensive site remediation was required. This took 15 months, with construction overlapping by six months through programming abilities.

Project: The Landing

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Macrennie Commercial Construction Limited

Project Partners

Jonathan Walker Architects (Architect/Designer), Macrennie Commercial Construction Ltd (Construction Company), MSC (Engineer)

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Auckland International Airport Ltd

The Landing caters to the key players of the light industrial sector - logistics, technology, trade. The business park is part of Auckland International Airport Limited’s (AIAL’s) wider development plans and contributes to its vision to become New Zealand’s emerging ‘Aerotropolis’ - a city with an airport as its commercial heart. AIAL’s desire is to create New Zealand’s leading mixed-use business park and become a sub-regional centre of employment, economic activity and high-value logistics and transport. Consideration was given to The Landing’s interactions with existing landscapes, surrounding ecological and cultural features. The cultural significance is reflected in the name and branding, which pay tribute to the area as a prominent landing point for Maori arriving in New Zealand.

Project: DSV Sea & Air

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Macrennie Commercial Construction Limited

Project Partners

Day Consultants Ltd (Engineer), Macrennie Commercial Construction Ltd (Construction Company), RDT Pacific Ltd (Project Managers), Williams Architects (Architect/Designer)

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Auckland International Airport Ltd

The DSV Air & Sea is a purpose-built facility consolidating multiple warehousing operations into one headquarter. The site is a highly functional freight forwarding facility accommodating warehouse, office and amenity areas. These all blend with the surrounding environment to create a sense of ‘a place rather than a building’. The construction materials used are durable, long-lasting and low maintenance to meet specific warehousing needs. Natural daylight is maximised in the office via glazing and in the warehouse through skylights and vertical translucent cladding. The building design allows for future expansion. The development is one of the latest buildings in Auckland Airport’s “The Landing” - where innovative functionality is fundamental to the wider urban context.

Project: CODA

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Calder Stewart Construction

Project Partners

Calder Stewart Construction (Architect/Designer/Construction Company)

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Port Of Tauranga Limited

CODA consists of a 22,000sqm food-grade warehouse providing export packing, import devanning, cross-docking, and domestic product handling as well as its own distribution centre. The project was completed in less than 12 months. CODA is co-located with Metroport’s container storage and handling depot. The Metroport is the Port of Tauranga’s inland port hub based in Rolleston and offers freight operators another option to receive, pack and distribute containerised cargo as if it were a seaport. The design of the office, warehouse and yards were based around form and function of a true intermodal facility. The port’s design brief defined what would be required. This allowed Calder Stewart to incorporate their many years of experience in constructing these types of facilities.

Project: Delegat Marlborough Vineyards Workshop

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Scott Construction Marlborough Ltd

Project Partners

Extra Mile Consulting Ltd (Engineer), Scott Construction Marlborough Ltd (Construction Company)

This new architecturally designed high spec workshop, implement store and staff amenities facility is nestled amongst the existing vineyard. The 2016 Kaikoura Earthquake meant the project faced significant delays and many of the subcontractors who had been lined-up were no longer available to help complete the project. The construction team were able to navigate this issue by changing its methodology and sequencing to suit their availability. The project was not without its challenges or setbacks, but the team proved they were able to work together effectively and successfully using technology such as Basecamp software, to help overcome hurdles and develop a quality finished product.

Project: Pic's Peanut Butter World

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Coman Construction Limited

Project Partners

Coman Construction Limited (Construction Company), Coman Holdings Limited (Developer and Owner), Jerram Tocker Barron Architects (Architect/Designer), Picot Production Limited (Tenant)

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Coman Holdings Limited

Saxton Road, Nelson is the new headquarters for Pic’s Peanut Butter World, a well-known factory and tourist destination. The new HQ features a public foyer, commercial café, offices, factory, warehousing and an exhibition and tour mezzanine area. The building was designed to facilitate collaboration and connect consumers to producers. While all the practical and functional requirements of an industrial factory are provided for, the building also needed to safely accommodate tour groups. Specialist materials, and materials not normally showcased were used as finished products, requiring adaptive thinking around their display. Coman Construction embraced the spirit of the project balancing the practical and the whimsical, to produce an outstanding building that let Pic’s show that even factory operations could be cool.

Project: South Island Dairy - Dry store and Canning Facility

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D G Archer Construction Ltd

Project Partners

Archer Construction (Construction Company), Archer Construction Ltd (Construction Company), HFC Industrial Limited (Architect/Designer/Engineer)

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Blue River Dairy lp
Blue River Dairy

The goal of this project was to create a facility that could ambitiously produce 1.2 million cans per month. The original plan was for a 1,500m2 dry store which then evolved into a 3,200m2 two-level building with a full infant formula canning line. The layout of the building was based around the canning plant sourced from China. Due to site height restrictions, some of the plant was set down in floor pits to reduce the height of the building. The level of finish required for the strict hygiene requirements added another level of complexity to the project. Mirror finish floors were developed and areas where bacteria and dust could sit were minimised as much as possible.