New Zealand Express Transport
Design and construction of a new integrated facility for NZ Express Transport’s (NZET) container handling and logistics operations. Strategically located close to Lyttelton Port and NZET’s Opawa container depot, the facility comprises a 430m² office, 2,000m² warehouse and a 1,000m² canopy.
Every element of the building was specifically designed to suit the unique nature of NZET’s business. The yards are designed to handle high traffic movements and container storage. Specific pavement design requirements were set to meet the heavy container storage and forklift handling loads. The pavement was constructed from a combination of 300ml thick reinforced concrete and 90ml thick asphalt layer.
Previously used as an asphalt plant, the site had been deemed contaminated by local authorities. There were also a number of former landfill sites nearby. These issues were key drivers for the final design and layout.