The project comprised of a new 6,000m² two-storey retail and car park building for Kmart.
Engenium’s role was Structural and Civil Engineer and Architect.
The ground floor contains a car park, retail and loading and unloading areas. The first floor contains Kmart’s main retail and bulk storage areas.
A number of design challenges had to be addressed due to the location of the site adjacent to the Otepuni stream. In addition, due to the ground conditions, screw piles were used for the main structure and timber piles were used for the ground floor slab.
The gravity structure consisted of double tee units which spanned between precast concrete and steel beams. The main lateral systems were a series of concrete piers and shear walls in one direction and eccentrically braced frames in the other.