Foodstuffs – New World Opotiki
Construction Start: August 2011
Construction Finish: October 2012
Duration: 14 months
Project Partners: Hargrave PM, Savory Construction
The Opotiki New World store was the first of its kind in NZ and therefore in need of replacement.
Hargrave was engaged to project manage design and construction of the new supermarket adjacent to the existing store, while it continued to trade. Once the new supermarket opens in October 2012 the old store will be demolished to make way for car parking.
The project faced a number of significant challenges, including:
- Undertaking construction in a residential community.
- Juggling tight space constraints, in amongst existing live operations
- Ensuring building stability, on a sand foundation, so that even a serious earthquake would not disrupt trading operations.
- Local Opotiki council upgrading adjacent infrastructure which has struggled to cope with the growing town and with this development.
- Managing acoustics by having the entire site boundary surrounded by acoustic fencing.
- Undertaking key aspects of council storm water upgrade to ensure satisfactory overlap and timing with this development.
- Carefully managing traffic circulation.
- Using multiple containers for temporary storage to allow better access to the site.
- Applying the latest international ground stabilization technology to prevent liquefaction in the event of an earthquake.
Currently Delivering on time and on budget
Co-ordinated live supermarket operations with construction