Striking DSV building an award winner

Striking DSV building an award winner
Designed by Eclipse Architecture, the new Bunnings facility is situated on a 37,502sqm site at 7 Te Kapua Drive in The Landing Business Park in Auckland.

The DSV Air & Sea building at The Landing Business Park in Auckland has taken out the industrial section of the 2019 Property Council New Zealand Property Industry Awards.
The awards celebrate the best property projects and recognise buildings that provide an outstanding return and/or delivery of service potential on investment of funds.
Designed by Williams Architecture and built by Macrennie Commercial Construction the DSV Air & Sea building is a purpose built facility consolidating multiple DSV warehousing operations into one headquarters, which include a freight forwarding facility accommodating warehouse, office and amenity areas.
The design has future expansion in mind as it is dividable into two tenancies if required. All services have been designed for flexibility and potential future expansion.
Macrennie Commercial Construction manager Tim O’Leary says that the tight timeline was the biggest challenge to the construction of the project.
“It was all about good planning and selecting trusted contractors we regularly use who understand how we work,” he says. Materials, chosen for durability, cost effi ciency and ease of installation, included pre-cast concrete panels.
Painted pre-cast concrete was used at the base and prefinished long run metal roofi ng and cladding above. Building services were based on Greenstar principles.
For example is has high levels of natural daylight to minimise the need for artificial lighting and energy efficient LED lighting is used.
The building is designed to meet and exceed the NBS standard of 100% and boasts a Grade A+. Macrennie Commercial Construction also worked on another building in The Landing that went through to the finals, the Bunnings distribution centre.

Striking DSV building an award winner
The new Bunnings distribution centre at The Landing has an indoor area of 24,330sqm.

The purpose-built logistics warehouse is one of the latest developments within The Landing.
Situated on a 37,502sqm square-shaped greenfield site at 7 Te Kapua Drive it has an indoor area of 24,330sqm. Designed by Eclipse Architecture, the building will eventually border the boundary of Auckland Airport’s Northern Runway.
A dual canopy design and south facing yard area was designed for seamless conversion to an airfreight cargo terminal, for when the northern runway is commissioned.
Environmentally sustainable features included a passive design approach, which assists in solar control for the facility, the avoidance of highemission materials and an emphasis on selecting recycled materials.
Tim says the ground conditions during construction were challenging and dictated the building methodology, which had to be changed to accommodate this unexpected problem. Nevertheless the project was completed on time and on budget.
“Both of these projects show how important good team work is. Working with the right people makes projects easy and certainly helps to mitigate any challenges along the way,” he says.
The Landing Business Park caters to the logistics, technology and light industrial sectors. Of the 150ha plus site around two thirds of the business park has already been developed delivering over 300,000 square metres of warehouse space.
Businesses in the Landing include Hellmann World Wide Logistics, Toll, DHL, Fonterra, Coca Cola Amatil, Fuji Xerox and Agility Logistics.
Macrennie Commercial Construction is currently working on a 77,000 sqm facility for Foodstuffs, a 10,000sqm spec office unit and an office duplex development.
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