Retail and office for large machinery

The team at CLAAS Harvest Centre in Gore needed a new showroom, workshop, and office space. The use of steel enabled an ultra-wide space to display machinery such as tractors, cultivation, and harvesting machinery and the additional soundproofing attention to the office areas ensured staff are not affected by noise from the attached workshop.



The CLAAS team had an existing building that required updating and upgrading. They also needed additional workshop space to manage their expanding business and provide a future-proofed space for years to come.



Tuatara Structures strengthened, gutted, re-clad, re-roofed and remodelled the existing building. We then added a connecting 15m x 32m clear span workshop. The final project included an external clean bay, roof water collection system, and full office and showroom fit-out.


Completion time

Including offices, 12 weeks.

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