Sistema Plastics Manufacturing Facility

Construction

Industrial

Location
221 Ihumatao Road,
Mangere

Client
Sistema Plastics

Value
$57 million

Period
14 Months

Consultants
Architects /
Woodhams/Meikle/Zhan

Structural /
MSC Consulting

Sistema’s new facility at Mangere represents a bold stake in the ground in the fiercely competitive global plastics industry. Located on a 10 hectare site and involving 51,500m2 of manufacturing, storage and distribution area, plus 3,500m2 of high-quality corporate office space, the building rivals the very best industrial facilities found anywhere in the world.

Haydn & Rollett’s involvement began at the early design stage, and included construction and project management. From the outset, the team formed a close and trusting partnership with the client, a key factor in enabling the ambitious programme to be delivered ahead of time and under budget.

Given the scale of the project and the overheated state of the Auckland development market, the biggest challenge was always going to be securing sufficient subcontractor resources. Haydn & Rollett tackled this through careful planning and sequencing, and early co-ordination of the key trades.

The project concluded in October 2016. Thanks to the integrated design and delivery approach, however, Haydn & Rollett was able to hand over large areas of the facility earlier in the 14-month build, allowing the client to get on with its process fit-out.

The completed building is impressive, not only for its sheer scale, but the quality of the design, materials and finishing. From the outside, the curved lines evoke the trademark Sistema ‘Klip’, while the interior is strikingly white, an aesthetic that speaks of crisp efficiency and high standards.

Driven by a need to consolidate five separate sites into one integrated factory, Sistema now has a future-proofed facility that can accommodate significant expansion of its business. What’s more, it has a world-class building that makes a clear statement about its ambitions,a 55,000m2 stake in the ground.