Quirky coffee outlet makes a statement

Quirky coffee outlet makes a statement
The Barrio Brothers Express Mexican-themed food outlet stands out from the crowd with its unusual choice of construction materials, colours and design.

Elton Verran, co-director of thriving Mt Maunganui-based building business iLine Construction, puts the company’s successful track-record in the competitive Bay of Plenty property market down to doing the basics well right from the start.
“We have always been conscious of achieving sustainable growth and tried not to look too far ahead. We wanted to walk before we ran and build a reputation based on delivering consistently high quality outcomes for our clients,” Elton says.
Today, since forming in 2012, that ambition has been achieved with the bulk of work coming by way of reputation in the form of negotiated projects through networking rather than tendering on the open market.
Elton says it’s extremely satisfying to be operating at this level, where clients seek the company out, not only for the actual build process but before this in design and construction advise.
“You want to be able to enjoy what you are doing and who you are with. Both Paul Hammond, who comes from a QS background and me from a project management perspective, enjoy achieving results for our clients across a raft of building forms.”
iLine Construction employs a team of 35 or so professionals focussed on site management, administration systems management, including a small team of dedicated carpenters.
Recent large-scale projects include the Salt Apartments, in Girven Road, Mt Maunganui, which boasts 69 architecturally designed apartments and townhouses and Central Mews, a 71 town house complex in Owens Place, Mt Maunganui.
“These projects certainly provided us with the visibility to be seen as one of the region’s major construction businesses and from that more work has come along, including the recent fit-out of another Barrios Brothers Express Mexican themed food outlet.”
Located in Tauranga Crossing Stage Two the quirky build stands out from other food outlets for its bespoke and unusual choice of construction materials, colours and design.

Quirky coffee outlet makes a statement
Eclectic colours throughout the fit-out create a visual kaleidoscope and make for a fun and warmly welcoming space.

On first look the outlet has an almost incomplete look to it, given its design based around steel scaffolding framing.
Eclectic colours throughout the fit-out create a visual kaleidoscope and the choice of materials and shapes makes for a fun and warmly welcoming space.
“The original design called for a whole lot of decorative and mosaic style tiles in a rustic theme, however we had to look at finding alternatives to fi t the clients budget. Coupled with this the building programme was quite sharp, and we had to ensure that the aesthetics and design still worked from a functional perspective. This design has certainly delivered on all fronts.”
Building got underway on 20th February and was completed on 25th March in time for the official opening of Tauranga Crossing Stage Two.
Elton says that excellent communication be-tween the building owner, the client and the team from iLine working on the ground helped make this build an enjoyable and positive experience for all.
Future plans also look positive for iLine Construction as Paul and Elton look further afield beyond the busy Bay of Plenty region.
“I think locally here we have got to a point where we have good numbers, a great team and excellent systems to cope with increased demand for our services.”
Given this Elton says future expansion in Rotorua and into the Waikato, Whakatane and the wider Bay of Plenty districts will be the next key development for iLine Construction.
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