This project involved the complete design and delivery of a 12,000m² distribution centre in Palmerston North. The facility supplies frozen and chilled products to Foodstuffs supermarkets from Wellington to Waiouru. The freezers and chiller areas incorporate large post tensioned floor slabs which eliminate the need for construction joints thus reducing wear damage in high use areas. The ELA and staging area includes fourteen high speed sealed truck docks for product transfer to the distribution network.
The refrigeration system utilises an ammonia to glycol heat transfer which eliminates the risk of an ammonia leak in the product areas. The double knock fire protection system features two interconnected sensors to greatly reduce the risk of product loss through accidental sprinkler damage. The 500m² administration office includes highly specified offices, training facilities and staff amenities