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Logistics customer story: Big Chill

Big Chill Distribution is a freight company that specialises in express delivery of chilled and frozen product throughout New Zealand. They operate a fleet of 150 refrigerated trucks.

The new Supersite was the third premises completed by Goodman over the last 10 years. Big Chill required a larger facility to meet the growing demand. Goodman’s experience in large scale industrial development was critical to the success of the project. Adopting a collaborative, flexible approach and working closely with Big Chill to deliver their new purpose-built facility on time and to budget.

There were a few challenges with the site:

  • The existing overhead Transpower lines meant that the building had to be set back as per standard Transpower requirements. 
  • The design needed to consider the height of the building in relation to the view shaft from Pukekiwirki Crater Reserve.

Key features:

  • An architectural and engineering solution that integrated a corporate head office, two substantial refrigerated warehouses (operating at 3 degrees and -20 degrees Celsius) and 15 loading docks.
  • The careful consideration that was given during the design stage to the overall building appearance, allowing for future expansion stages.
  • The scale and presentation of the building components, with the office separately located and effectively screened from the truck entry, dock loading and yard.
  • The efficient planning and site utilisation, taking into account the topography of the land and the position of the Transpower lines.
  • The positive impact of this new facility on the neighbouring communities offering additional employment opportunities.

The result was an award winning building. The Big Chill Supersite complex won the 2017 Property Council Excellence Award for Industrial Property.  

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