Bunnings Warehouse Takanini is a 17,000m² store with a 10,000m² trading area, a drive through trade yard, covered nursery and landscape areas and parking for over 200 cars, including 3,000 m² of undercroft car parking. The store, which employs 150 people, was built on the site of derelict car yard buildings.
Underlying peat soils on the site and a very high water table meant that a number of geotechnical solutions had to be used. These included raft slab construction, preloading, piling, and the use of polystyrene fill.
The design and build project for Bunnings Warehouse Takanini was won on tender and completed on programme.
Client: Bunnings Ltd
Completed: November 2013