7 George Bellew Drive, Christchurch Airport (CIAL)
Completion: In construction (expected late 2019)
Architecture: Structex (warehouse) & Sheppard + Rout (office)
Construction: Apollo Projects
The Martin Brower Distribution Centre is a new storage and distribution facility located within CIAL’s Dakota Park. Structex provided structural and architectural design services in delivering the 2000m2 warehouse, accompanying plant rooms and truck docking facilities. The development also includes a single storey office, designed by Sheppard & Rout. Structex worked closely with Apollo Projects and the tenant, Martin Brower, in order to meet the structural and fitout requirements of the tenant.
The high performance dual-system floor slabs are steel fibre reinforced and joint-free to accommodate racking and wheeled traffic point loads up to 7 tonnes. The internal floor slabs are also designed to meet a very flat ACI classification. Other design features include large clear span truss frames to maximize working area and the comprehensive use of Kingspan PIR panel throughout the coldstore.