New World Durham Street contains a full café, bakery and butchery and 50% more retail space than the former South City store, with office space in a mezzanine floor on the western side of the building. It’s a welcoming, modern flag-ship store for New World nationwide and was built to be seismically resilient.
The 5,000m² building sits on a piled raft foundation with 30 metre screw piles and a 300mm thick base slab. Topping it off is a post-tensioned concrete floor, ground and polished to give it a custom salt and pepper look.
The early-morning pour for the 2500m² post-tensioned slab was one of the highlights of the project for our team, with the movements of the 76 concrete trucks meticulously planned. The trucks were checked at the entry, diverted to the double concrete pump system, washed out into an approved contained waste area, hosed down to remove any residue, then driven over a cattle stop and stabilised entry before undergoing a final check to ensure no sediment left the site. This system was managed for 24 hours while the slab was hand screeded around 140 service penetrations.
The success of the New World Durham Street project has led to a strong client relationship and the negotiation of further works in Central Otago.
Client: Foodstuffs South Island
Completed: March 2019
Awards: NZ Commercial Project Awards 2020 – Gold Award, Retail category