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Countdown Kaiapoi

Project Name
Countdown Kaiapoi
$2.0 mil
Retail, Seismic Work
General Distributors Ltd

Watts & Hughes were invited to tender for the Countdown Kaiapoi refurbishment works by General Distributors Limited due to our previous successfully complete projects for General Distributors Limited.


The works involved renovating the mezzanine floor including removing 100m2 of the mezzanine floor and upgrading the mechanical systems throughout, removing the existing bakery and installing a new bakery including concrete floors, floor coverings, wall linings and chillers. There was also a complete reshuffle of the refrigeration line up in the store, complete relay of floor tiles and racking, cosmetic upgrades throughout the store to all wall linings including bulkheads, all new strip lighting and full upgrade of the light fittings throughout the store. On the exterior, we completed a full repaint of the exterior and a new Pilon sign was installed.


The store remained open during the fitout works and required extensive coordination throughout the work. The programme was challenging due to the store continue to trade throughout the works, however we established a programme that included the use of Site Management on night shift, and were able to deliver the works in the required timeline by the client.