PROJECT MANAGEMENT

Project Category
Retail


Project
Retail Shopping Centre Upgrade Project


Project Manager
Peter Watters


Client
Precision Group


Location
Takapuna, Auckland


Size
14,625 sqm


Services Provided
  • Project management
  • Contract administration
  • Engineer to contract
Project Scope
  • Internal shopping centre upgrade and refurbishment
  • Foodcourt upgrade
  • Basebuild upgrades to expired lease and retail tenancies
  • Escalator replacements
  • New multistory lift installation to service incoming supermarket tenancy
  • New basebuild upgrade for incoming Supermarket – New World Metro
Challenges
  • Construction works undertaken in a live operational and facility trading environment.
  • Overseas procurement of materials, plant and equipment. Shipping delays and quality challenges.
  • Design, construction sequencing and consent changes to accommodate new tenant leases to basebuild upgrade works.
  • Large volume of design and construction works carried out over a short period to accommodate new lease commencement.
  • State of existing as built plans and documentation.
  • New large format passenger lift installation through existing and operational nine level multistory car park building.
Outcome
  • All shopping centre upgrades were completed to a very high standard, over multiple phases and under a successful fast-paced staging and construction programme.
  • Modernisation plus monumental change to the shopping centre’s look and feel.
  • Attraction of new shopping centre retail and food and beverage tenants.
  • Increase in foot traffic and retail tenancy revenue.
  • Existing retail tenants extended lease terms.
  • Highly satisfied local and overseas client.

Client Testimonial

‘The RDW project team understood the expectations of the client in what would predicate the successful delivery of the project. RDW recognizes the many challenges when undertaking construction works within a live operating retail environment and proactively and collaboratively work with all stakeholders to minimise the impact to the centre, retailers and customers, whilst managing and administering the contract works professionally.

Throughout the works RDW continued to seek opportunities to achieve programme improvements, re-sequencing and cost outcomes to meet SCSC’s project objectives and critical retailer handovers.

The Shore City Shopping Centre works were completed on time and on budget with an exceptional standard of finish and I congratulate the RDW’s project team for the significant contribution to this successful outcome.’

Scott Harvey
National Facilities Manager
Precision Group of Companies Pty Ltd