The facility features advanced energy management and rainwater harvesting for non-potable needs. The state-of-the-art blast freezers allow for significant energy savings and reduced freezing times.
Situated within a newly developed Industrial subdivision, the site was handed over to QCC trimmed to approximate subgrade levels. Extensive detailed excavations were involved to varying depths to deal wIth the existing site contours and varying finished levels. Reinforced concrete foundations and ‘sawtooth’ blockwork foundation walls formed the 1.0-1.2m step from the dock fronts to the yard level. 240min Fire Resistant Rated Precast concrete structure incorporating the Plant room, MCC and Sprinkler Valve Rooms constructed to protect integral services components and isolate the services from the sprinkler protected adjacent store. Bulk cold stores consist of Reinforced Concrete floor slab, Post Tension wear slab. 2200m2 ELA area servicing 11no truck docks including integrated dock levellers, insulated doors and dock shelters. Cold store, Environmental loading area, Chiller, Blast Freezer construction is PIR panel walls and ceilings of varying thickness. External rainscreen is a combination of precast concrete panels and sheetmetal cladding over structural steel frames.
The 2 storey Office has been constructed with slab on grade, insitu suspended slab, precast panel bracing walls with the Office building envelope consisting of typical architectural finishes i.e. shopfront & curtainwall joinery, sheet metal cladding. Internal finishes throughout the Office are typical of a Commercial building office space. Building Services include Fire Protection, Electrical, Data, Security, Refrigeration, HVAC, Hydraulic all closely integrated to provide the
client with advanced Building Management capability. External paving consists of significant slab on grade to service the high cycle truck access distribution yard area and asphalt staff parking areas.
Of considerable challenge was the record weather events that eventuated for close to the full duration of the build. Tauranga recorded 1812mm of rain in 2022, 152% above normal levels, Over the summer of 2023 Tauranga received more than 750mm of rain, the highest level of rainfall the city had seen since
records began in 1898.
We needed to be and were flexible in our approach by constantly adapting the sequence of works and coordinating the multiple subcontractors accordingly to minimise the significant effect the inclement weather was having on the project programme.
The lingering effect of the COVID 19 Virus dictated also that we needed to be fluid in our approach with tracking of project critical path having to be constantly monitored to ensure the overall effect of reduced resourcing across multiple trades and disciplines did not have a significant detrimental effect on the Construction programme.