Mainfreight Christchurch Ocean & Air


National freight handler Mainfreight was planning to expand its operations by building a new air and ocean freight terminal in the Christchurch area. Ideally, they wanted it to be situated close to Christchurch International Airport. We forwarded a solution to the client, which called for a design and build project on a tract of development land from our Airspace bank of freehold land in close proximity to Christchurch airport.

The final 3200m2 facility incorporates an 800m2 freezer, a two-level office complex and 1700m2 of dry storage to meet our client requirements.

Mainfreight has operated a traditional open market tender process for their builds in the past, so our design and build approach to this project was new for them. Our ability to streamline the construction process and supply structural steel and precast concrete to the project through our integrated supply chain added a significant measure of efficiency and cost savings to the project.