The Steel & Tube Development is located in the heart of Dunedin’s industrial precinct. A modern, architecturally designed office and warehouse facility built for an NZX listed client, this project makes excellent use of a prime industrial site only minutes away from Dunedin’s CBD and transport networks.
Built on a site of 8,074m2, the development comprises a 4,000m2 high stud warehouse, 350m2 office, 250m2 trade shop, 1,600m2 yard and car parking for staff and customers.
Health and Safety is at the forefront of all of Steel & Tube operations. It underpins everything the company does and its ‘Best in Class’ approach involves ensuring all facilities are well designed and maintained and operations are safe and reliable. Working with Chalmers Properties on the Dunedin project allowed Steel & Tube to consolidate two sites and operations into one purposely designed and built facility with a clear focus on specific Health and Safety requirements. The new space more than tripled the area of steel distribution of the company’s previous two Dunedin sites.
The design of the building has enabled Steel & Tube to introduce the Tradeshop model, which is a new aspect of their business. The layout of the space enables office staff clear view of the Tradeshop, easy access to the carpark and access to the warehouse to replace stock.
The design also features a 14 metre wide ‘drive thru’ access way which has increased the useable area of the site, and eliminated the need for vehicle turning space. This design innovation allows the tenant to load/unload up to four trucks at any one time.
Wireless access points have been installed throughout the development, allowing Steel & Tube to introduce a barcode or scanning solution as required. The building is technologically future proofed and includes LED lighting throughout, providing lower maintenance, sustainability and cost savings.