Warehouse | Industrial | Location: | Client: Goodman NZ | Architects: Williams Architects
The new glass production plant for Metro Performance Glass was Best in Class in the myTrends Industrial Property Award category in the 2015 Property Council, Rider Levett Bucknall Property Industry Awards. A team of MSC engineers undertook structural design and documentation for the project.
Metroglass’s new factory at Highbrook Business Park consolidates the company’s five Auckland sites into one 26,000m2 site (an area more than twice the size of two rugby fields) and doubles the company’s production capacity.
“This was a very large project,” says MSC Director Geoff Chilcott. “It includes a large 15,000m2 warehouse and 1,500m2 office complex, with a 300m2 suspended concrete plant room floor, which supports 20 tonnes of glass blowers that are hung from the portal frames.
“We are proud to note that in the Property Council Rider Levett Bucknall Property Industry Awards 2015 it received an Award of Excellence and Best in Category for industrial design and construction. These awards showcase excellence and innovation in design and construction in New Zealand’s property sector, and reflect the standards MSC always aspires to in its projects.”
The huge plant was completed on time and within budget, and runs 24 hours, five days a week. It is one of the most technically advanced and efficient glass production plants in the world, and can manufacture high specification glass and some of the largest flat glass products in the country alongside customised orders.