PROJECT MANAGEMENT

Project Category
Industrial


Project
M20 Industrial Development


Client
Goodman


Location
M20 Business Park, Manukau, Auckland


Size
10,000 sqm


Value
$10m


Case Study - M20


Services Provided
  • Project management
  • Contract administration
  • Engineer to contract
Challenges
  • Covid lockdown presented significant operational challenges.
  • Some difficulties arose with site investigation and preparation. A neighbouring building was being refurbished and alternate solutions were needed so the build could commence.
  • The same neighbouring tenant, a call centre, meant noise restrictions were imposed.
  • Material supply issues as a result of Covid. RDW’s agility and experience meant we were able to quickly manage alternative options and have them approved by the client, allowing the construction programme to progress smoothly.
  • Green Star sustainability initiatives were implemented during the project, adding additional complexities.
  • Along with the implementation of sustainable features, the late integration of the tenant fit out into the project posed challenges with avoiding doubling up on already completed works and incurring extra costs.
Outcome
  • The project served as a test for Green Star accreditation on Goodman’s subsequent projects. This included rainwater reuse, solar panels, efficient HVAC systems, high-performance double glazing and sustainable finishes in the office and staff amenity areas.
  • RDW altered the construction programme to complete noisier works during Covid lockdown, when call centre staff were working from home.
  • RDW suggested amendments made on site saved costs for both the incoming tenant and the client.
  • Despite challenges before and during the build, RDW delivered the project on schedule and within budget.
  • Goodman’s new customer (tenant) was highly satisfied with the premises, which came with the added benefit of energy efficiency and other sustainable features.
  • The success of the project is testament to RDW’s ability to deliver the smartest solutions for clients - closely managing multiple challenges and design changes while keeping timelines on track.