The project at Pak’nSave Petone included a canopy over the car park to keep customers dry and a 5m extension to the store front to add offices – all while the store stayed open and the office staff kept working.
The beautifully finished 3,520m2 glue laminated timber canopy structure over the car park is located above one of the major fault lines in Wellington, so the design had to allow for major seismic movement. It was tested when we experienced a 6.5 magnitude quake during construction – footage from the security cameras showed cars rocking back and forth but the canopy structure barely moving.
With careful planning, innovative thinking and with the support of the office staff, during the office extension works the existing external wall was removed and reinstated while the office remained fully functional.
The client was delighted with the finished project and with Naylor Love’s approach to the project:
“Naylor’s were light years ahead and very proactive…Naylor’s are the best contractors we have worked with, very transparent with costs and margins.”
Leo O’Sullivan, Owner
Client: Foodstuffs Lower North Island
Completed: December 2013