With their lease expiring, Omega Rental Cars‘ Queenstown Airport branch decided to relocate their business to an architecturally designed and built rental car hub in Frankton. Although our typical client requires a full turn-key design and build project, we also take on construction-only jobs as was the case with Omega.
Due to the proximity to Queenstown Airport, there were several challenges with this rental car hub construction project. One restriction was the maximum build height of which the building could not exceed. This restriction meant some creative design and engineering were required to achieve the building’s final, distinctive look. The height constraints also created limitations for cranage and other construction equipment. The site also needed significant earthworks to get the car parking and building situated correctly.
Finally, working to an existing architectural design added a few challenges, as certain aspects of the plan were different from what we would usually produce.
We worked closely with Richard Chambers from JCY Architects on this architect-lead project. However, design work aside, we provided a full turn-key solution to the client. This included all required seismic, structural, and fire engineering to the building.
Additionally, we organised a split consent to allow the accelerated construction of the main reception and workshop building as Omega had to vacate their previous leased building.
380m2, including 165m2 of offices, reception, and staff amenities