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Dunedin - Gardens New World Redevelopment

The main extension on the southwest corner of the existing building included new double height atrium entrance space and trolley bay area, and a new Post Shop/Kiwibank. On the southeast corner a new inwards goods/store area was built, while the existing butchery, bakery and produce preparation areas and food hall were also extensively upgraded. New perimeter display and checkout facilities were provided. On the 1st floor the changes included new office space and staff facilities. An extensive upgrade to the mechanical, electrical, hydraulic and fire suppression services was also part of the project.

The main complication of undertaking projects of this nature is the requirement that the supermarket and adjacent mall operators in both cases had to remain operational at all times during the contract. This coupled with the fragmented nature of the alteration work meant that we had many work fronts on the go at any one time. This together with the necessity for staged completion has added considerably to the complexity of the project.

Careful planning was needed in terms of sequencing and programming of the work to ensure these staged completion dates were achieved, and close liaison with our client was paramount to ensure that disturbance to the supermarket operators and adjacent mall retailers was kept to an absolute minimum, and that Health & Safety standards were not compromised.

Although this project was complex in terms of planning and sequencing the work due the continuance of use and the staged completions, we believe that the co-operative and inclusive relationship between the client, the owner operators, the project consultants and ABL was integral in the successful completion of this project.

Job Specification

  • Contract Value: $3,080,000
  • Contract Period: 11 months
  • Client: Foodstuffs (South Island) Ltd
  • Architect: McCoy & Wixon
  • Structural Engineer: Hanlon & Associates
  • Services Engineers: Pedersen Read - Electrical, Connell Wagner - Services, Cosgrove Major - Fire
  • Quantity Surveyor: C E George & Sons


  • Neil Zonneveld - (03) 466 4100