Eldamos Investments

Completion Date

November 2017

Delivered right on time for the critical pre-Christmas trading period.

Continuing our long-standing partnership with New Zealand’s largest retailer The Warehouse Group, Naylor Love delivered this 8,100m2 retail development on a 2.2Ha site in Rolleston town centre.

The development includes The Warehouse, Warehouse Stationery, Noel Leeming and Fitness First gym. Along with retail space, the build includes a mezzanine office, staff breakout areas and amenities.

Replacing the original 2,000m2 store, the new building was constructed with precast panels on a portal frame, built in sections on the pad and craned into place. The post tension slab was poured in two sections, taking 22 hours of continuous pour, 10 days apart. A Kingspan roof was manufactured offshore to meet a tight programme, designed to maximise natural light and reduce power usage by 30%.

Naylor Love’s key focus was to deliver an operating store prior to the pre-Christmas trading period. Record rainfall meant we had to source fill from a substitute quarry outside of the rain affected area, enabling siteworks to continue to programme, uninterrupted by the significant weather event. Our methodology evolved throughout the build to address issues as they arose, mitigating areas of risk and delays. With multiple workfaces and numerous contractors on site, Naylor Love coordinated and supported a collaborative, interdependent working culture. Health and safety management was critical throughout the 43-week build, with 83,000 hours and zero Lost Time Injuries.

Community engagement was critical throughout the build. Naylor Love worked hard to minimise impact to surrounding residents by distributing regular newsletters and holding meetings. Through maintaining this open dialogue, we avoided consent-related delays and fostered a positive relationship between The Warehouse Group and the local community.

Our dedicated team delivered this important project to a satisfied client right on time.


Categories: Canterbury & Nelson, Pre-Construction, Retail