Tainui Group Holdings

Completion Date

August 2011


NZ Property Council Excellence Award 2012 – Excellence/Best in Category, Retail.

Asia Pacific Shopping Centre Awards 2012 – Silver, New Developments category.

Specifically, we recognise and very much appreciate the level of ‘gold service’ that Naylor Love provide. The Naylor Love and Tainui Group Holdings relationship remains strong and we look forward to more opportunities to work together in the future.

Mike Pohio

CEO, Tainui Group Holdings

A fully enclosed, 29,000m² shopping mall with 180 tenancies.

Te AWA shopping mall was built within the fully-operational existing ‘The Base’ retail and commercial centre in Hamilton. This fully enclosed, 29,000 square metre, 180 store project involved over 100 subcontractor companies over a two and a half year period.

A standout feature of Te AWA is the roof, which is formed from 3,020 square meters of ETFE plastic over a single-span CHS structural steel wishbone rib frame. The triple-layer ETFE allows for natural light to flood into the mall, while the print pattern regulates solar gain. This was the first use of ETFE in a retail setting in New Zealand.

Collaborative workshops with the client, subcontractors and suppliers over the course of the project allowed us to accommodate major changes in scope and still meet the completion deadline.

Our excellent relationship with the client led to further significant projects for Tainui Group Holdings at The Base, including two stages of new homewares stores.


Categories: Pre-Construction, Retail, Waikato / BOP