Countdown Rotorua

Client: R+B Consultants
Timeframe: Completed November 2015
Total value: Confidential

Components: Development of a new Countdown on Fairy Springs Road in Rotorua

Project description:

This project involves the development of a new Countdown on Fairy Springs Road in Rotorua. Design was primarily completed by Auckland based designers who were managed throughout the design process by Xigo. Due to its location on a prominent road in Rotorua, which created stringent resource consent conditions, as well as strict Countdown design requirements, a complex and challenging design process was adopted.

A key challenge of this project was the very short turnaround from Developed Design approval to expected store opening by Countdown. This project will go from Developed Design to store opening in less than 10 months, which includes obtaining resource consent, building consent, full design,construction, commissioning and stocking.

Another key challenge for this project was the requirement to install traffic lights and alter the flow of a two-lane arterial route.

Our role

Xigo acted through all phases including initial design and Countdown concept review, urban design development, documentation, procurement and construction. Xigo provided a high level involvement, particularly during design with a design team based in Auckland while the client, contractor and site were located in Rotorua.

Main challenges

  • Large format supermarket/ retail
  • Tenant interface
  • Integrated fitout with base build