Countdown Petone is a 4,600m² retail centre, comprising a 2,970m² supermarket and seven smaller retail outlets in Jackson Street, Petone.

The site proved to be a challenging one – our first major task onsite was to add approximately 12,000m³ of fill to the site in order to establish the required levels. Additionally, the site’s zoning made it susceptible to both the prevailing northerly as well as a prominent southerly, with an extra high wind zone rating, and one of Wellington’s main earthquake faults runs through the car park. It is fair to say that we now have one very strongly-built building – the suggestion was made that it would be a good Head Office for Civil Defence!

Our project team did a great job and worked very hard to achieve the target Practical Completion date and produce a high-quality building for the client.

Client: Redwood Group
Completed: June 2013


Retail, Wellington