Construction has begun on the new Countdown supermarket and retail tenancies in Palmerston North.
This is a challenging site as the location is in a highly seismic zone with liquefiable ground and on a flood plain. Delivered by Letica Lum and Gilbert Han, the main structure is designed to be raised above the flood plain and the loading dock slab is designed as suspended. Foundation work has begun with our solution for the ground conditions comprising timber driven piles with RC pilecaps and ground beams, with tension anchorages embedded into some of the piles.
We are working with Watts & Hughes delivering this project for Woolworths New Zealand.