Iconic building a standout at the Mount

Iconic building a standout at the Mount
The Mount Central retail development consists of two single level retail buildings connected by an architecturally designed canopy.

Form Building and Developments has been awarded a silver medal for its work on the Mount Central retail development in Mount Maunganui.
Form’s general manager Craig McCullough says that winning the award was recognition of the hard work the project team, including the subcontractors and supply chain, put in to deliver a successful outcome for the client.
“This project is special in many ways, particularly in design, quality of build, the success of the partnership between all project stakeholders, and the beauty and style of the finished building.
Form are proud to have delivered this iconic building which will serve the community and visitors for many generations,” he says.
Commissioned by Seton Developments and designed by First Principles Architects, Mount Central consists of two single level retail buildings connected by an architecturally designed canopy.
The building is a stand out on the Mount Maunganui streetscape due to its high profile location, and the use of diverse claddings and roof height levels, says Craig.
He says that the material choices pay homage to the surrounding landscape and the concept of a Kiwi bach and include vertical shiplap variable thickness cedar cladding, Alucobond patterned screens representing the leaves of surrounding native trees, Metalcraft Espan vertical cladding and polished concrete and timber flooring.
The development offers 1,381m2 of space, including a restaurant, café, fast-food options and retail stores.
There are 51 customer parking spaces behind the building.

Iconic building a standout at the Mount
The building is a stand out on the Mount Maunganui streetscape due to its high profile location, and the use of diverse claddings and roof height levels.

 
Form’s project manager Mike Wardrope says that Form always seeks to collaborate on projects with communication being a key aspect.
Form has created a unique culture based on experience and partnering with our clients and business partners for the greater success of all involved. We have a unique ability to apply our capabilities to resolve building challenges and achieve successful project outcomes, on budget and on time. It’s about doing things right and partnering with our clients for success,” he says.
Since its inception in 2007 Form Building and Developments has rapidly expanded and now offers a team of over 180 people in the Waikato, Auckland and Bay of Plenty regions.
The company operates in a variety of sectors including commercial new builds, extensions and fi t-outs, industrial developments, weather tightness remediations and education facilities.
Craig says that Form is already a well-known industry player and prospects are bright for the company.
“The commercial projects we are taking on are getting larger and more interesting. More design and build projects are a focus as this is where we feel we can offer maximum value,” he says.
Form projects under construction include a completely new four-storey accommodation wing for the Novotel Tainui building in Hamilton and the prestigious Latitude Apartments building in central Tauranga.
The company is also completing large expansion projects for OPAC and Seeka, both long-term clients in the Kiwifruit industry.
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