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Countdown Timaru

Project Name
Countdown Timaru
Retail, Seismic Work
General Distributors Ltd

Watts & Hughes were invited to tender for the Countdown Timaru refurbishment works by General Distributors Limited. The works were an extensive refurbishment of the existing store, which involved the removal of the large concrete mezzanine floor above the checkout areas.


The scope of works consisted of mechanical, electrical, structural steel, construction of new offices and amenities for the staff, new flooring, suspended ceilings, full interior and exterior paint work, new signage and lighting and switchboard upgrades.


The store remained open during the fitout works and required extensive coordination throughout the works in the deli, butchery and bakery areas. 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.