Winery delivered in time for 2019 harvest

Winery delivered in time for 2019 harvest
The winery project has involved considerable logistical challenges, such as having to truck 20-tonne precast concrete elements to the isolated building site in the hills behind Tarras.

Pressure on existing production facilities in Central Otago last year left Prophet’s Rock in need of a new winery facility – and fast – to meet this year’s harvest requirements.
The esteemed winegrower, renowned for wines that embody the old world of Europe and the new, turned to C. Lund & Son Ltd for help to get the job done in double-quick time.
“They first approached us last July: we spoke to them about what options were available to speed up construction and soon became involved in the design process,” says Jamie Macgregor, managing director of C. Lund & Son Ltd.
“They recognised that they needed to partner with a company like ours that had its own labour force and capability to perform work in-house.”
Given that professional trade staff and building services are thin on the ground in Central Otago, it made sense for Prophet’s Rock to work with C. Lund & Son; the company has its own precast concrete factory in Christchurch, along with joinery and structural steel fabrication plant in Timaru.
“The project team was able to design a building with a focus on prefabrication. The result being that a large portion of the work could be undertaken in our production facilities in Christchurch and Timaru, minimising project costs and accelerating the programme.  We started in late September and now they’re already making wine in the fermentation hall in March.”
The next stage involves the construction of two large barrel halls, on track for completion by July 2019.
Barrel fermentation and ageing are key parts of the wine production process at Prophet’s Rock, which is committed to treating fruit with deference at every stage, from vineyard to bottle.
The barrel halls have been designed with green thermally efficient concrete roofing and thick walls to ensure an even temperature can be maintained inside, year-round.

Winery delivered in time for 2019 harvest
Prophet’s Rock has invested heavily in this significant new winery project that has also been designed with sufficient capacity to provide for future growth in production.

 
They are being built into the hill at a depth of up to five metres.
Prophet’s Rock has invested heavily in this significant new winery project that has also been designed with sufficient capacity to provide for future growth in production.
For C. Lund & Son, the project represents a re-entry into the Central Otago market and the company is now actively looking for new opportunities there.
A base has been established at Luggate for staff working on-site. “Before this, we hadn’t done any work in Central Otago for some 20 years.
We’re pleased to be back there again – this is a significant project for us.
“It’s really motivating to be working collaboratively with our client and their consultant team on something that’s quite ambitious both for them and for us.”
The new winery project has involved consider-able logistical challenges, such as having to truck 20 tonne precast concrete elements to the isolated building site in the hills behind Tarras.
C. Lund & Son has ably demonstrated that it can meet these challenges.
Thanks to integrating prefabrication and their supply chain into the design process, the company has been able to reduce man-hours required on site, mitigating the risk of inclement weather and the impact of such an isolated location.
“The designers and project team have worked really well together to recognise the unique challenges and ambitions of this project and react accordingly; things as simple as replacing welded connections with bolted ones to reduce the number of trades on site.”
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