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Countdown Structural Upgrades – South Island

Project Name
Countdown Structural Upgrades
$2.0 mil
Retail, Seismic Work
Progressive Enterprises

The Countdown Seismic Upgrade Bundle involved seismic strengthening works to existing Countdown Supermarkets throughout the South Island. The works were completed to Countdown Supermarkets in Dunedin, Blenheim, Timaru, Kaiapoi & Christchurch.


The bulk of the seismic strengthening works was an upgrade to the existing services. The services (Mechanical, Electrical & Fire) were braced in order to make sure they were safe in an earthquake. Structural Steel was also installed to further brace the building for the future.


The Countdown supermarkets stayed operational during the works, which resulted in our works being completed in a restricted live environment. There were no interruptions to any of the stores operations, and both the client, and the supermarket managers were very pleased with the outcome.


We completed the works on time and within budget, and the client was happy with the outcome of each project.