Dakota Park, George Bellow Road, Christchurch Airport
Completion date: 2015
Architecture: Noel Strez Architects
Construction: Hanham & Philp
Structex was engaged by Christchurch International Airport Limited to provide structural engineering expertise for this manufacturing and administration facility. The 3600m2 warehouse features a bespoke 20m high section to house the tenant’s unique manufacturing equipment but was designed to be easily removed to provide future flexibility for the landlord.
Collaboration between parties was key contributor to the success of the project through: sharing of 3D models between Structex and the architect, significantly improving co-ordination; discussion with preferred contractors on construction sequence and materials during design phase; sharing structural model with steel fabricator to reduce lead time on critical path element.