One of New Zealand’s largest Ford and Mazda dealerships, Capital City Motors has moved its sales and support departments to the new purpose-built facility on High Street in Lower Hutt. At the same time, merging the business with Stevens Motors.
Maycroft undertook seismic strengthening of the previous workshop on site and completed the construction of a new Mazda showroom.
Designed by Boon Team Architects, the finished structural steel showroom includes a feature vehicle area, launch area, customer lounge and office spaces. The workshop also has space for 6 vehicles and a cleaning bay.
One of the first steps was an asbestos assessment of the workshop. By staging and isolating work zones safely, asbestos material was carefully removed (in compliance with Asbestos Removal Standards) before the remainder of the strengthening work commenced.
The first challenge for the team was the existing ground conditions. The site was once a petrol station and the soil had hydrocarbon and lead contaminants. On top of that, the soil had poor bearing capacity, meaning the excavation had to go deeper than originally designed. There was a total of 12 fuel tanks removed during the excavation process.
During the completion of the Mazda showroom, Colonial Motors requested Maycroft to complete two additional workshops, a pre-delivery workshop and Ford workshop. The pre-delivery workshop also had a large amount of asbestos.
We had to work to a tight timeframe. Works were strategically staged, with overlapping subtrade scopes, allowing our team to complete the Mazda showroom when the client desired.