Hynds Pipes Pokeno

Property Services


9 McDonald Rd, Pokeno

Hynds Pipe Systems Ltd

$3.8 Million

9 Months

Architects /
Peter Swan Ltd

Structural /
Peter Swan Ltd

This job for Hynds Pipe Systems Ltd’s massive new production and distribution centre at Pokeno cast Haydn & Rollett in an unfamiliar role: sub-contractor. With the client taking on responsibility for building the warehouse facilities, Haydn & Rollett was engaged to build four smaller ‘accessory’ buildings that required more detail, including a testing lab, a dispatch building, offices and amenities, and a bathroom/changing room block. 

While Haydn & Rollett’s team had control over its immediate working environment, the larger site operated under the main contractor’s rules, an arrangement that required more than the usual upfront communication and understanding. Likewise, given the remote location – effectively halfway to Hamilton – there was a need to be absolutely spot-on with all planning and subcontractor communications, so that the various trades arrived on site at the right time, with the right instructions, to do the right work.


Unsurprisingly given the client’s line of work, the four buildings are all of concrete precast tilt slab, left raw to showcase Hynds’ expertise with the material. For that reason, while they’re all fairly utilitarian in terms of design, the finishes are of a high standard.