Te Rapa Gateway

This project was a spec build for Te Rapa Gateway – Hamilton’s prime industrial park. We worked with them to lead the design and build of it, drawing on our in-house capabilities to provide an end to end solution, from concept to design and build.

With no tenants and no prior enquiry, this was a very bold but calculated move by Te Rapa Gateway.
How do you design a building that’s going to be flexible enough to appeal to as many potential tenants as possible?

To get it right, we drew on our long history of designing and building premises for many commercial and industrial businesses. From experience, we’ve got a fairly good idea of what works and what doesn’t.

Lots 19 and 20 of the Te Rapa Gateway development are made up of:

  • 5000m2 land
  • 2550m2 building footprint
  • 2180m2 warehouse area
  • 465m2 office space

9m under the portal knee, warehouses are divided by 165mm thick precast concrete fire rated walls. 165mm thick precast panels surround external walls.

To provide a welcoming entry point and give the offices an architectural finish we’ve used Euro-tray wall cladding and powder coated commercial aluminium joinery on the front façade.

The exterior area is a concrete reinforced yard surrounding the buildings to allow for prospective heavy traffic movements. Asphalt areas make up the reception and office car parks areas.