RD Complete 21 v2

RD Petroleum

Canterbury Commercial Design and Build / ECI

Designed and managed by Kirk Roberts Consulting, Cook Brothers Construction was engaged in an Early Contractor procurement model for this project. Cook Brothers were again pleased to work alongside Client RD Petroleum, based on our past relationships and project delivery.

This project in Waterloo Business Park in Christchurch consisted of the construction of a new main office and boardroom and main dispatch facility. The build also included a driver training and development area, 540m2 warehouse and tanker storage area, and truck fuel stop facility.

The site was 10,000m2 with the total building area at 942m2. The construction featured architecturally finished precast panels, colour steel tray and ACM cladding and over 1,888m2 of permeable landscaping area.

The build sequence of this project was innovatively adjusted throughout the build to avoid costly delays. One such example is the precast panels which were initially set to be installed on the foundations first. However, due to unexpected delays with the precast panels our Cook Brothers team proposed an innovate solution. The project programme was re-worked so that the concrete could be poured first with slots left for the panels. This decision resulted in a project delivered on time as well as under budget. 

The Canterbury team coordinated and communicated well with the independent contractor completing the extensive site works during the same time as the build. Overall the project went exceptionally well, with a strong client relationship. This new build is now the main distribution centre for RD Petroleum in Christchurch.