Here's to the future

The new Population Health Complex brings together academic staff, students and public clinics all in one energy efficient structure
Exterior of building with central garden, showing concrete apartment, architecture, building, commercial building, corporate headquarters, facade, house, mixed use, real estate, residential area, white, black
Exterior of building with central garden, showing concrete walls and fins, brick and timber cladding, and glazing.

Wilco Precast has a strong work history with Fletcher Construction. This, combined with an ability to create complex architectural forms and offer competitive pricing, led to Wilco being asked to manufacture and supply precast components for the complex, says contracts manager Colin Beavis.

"This contract required 189 precast columns, 207 spandrels, 123 stair panels and retaining panels and 10 flights of stairs," says Beavis. "The large number of components and a short delivery time posed an initial challenge. Purpose-made shipping brackets enabled the components to be delivered in quantity, more efficiently and on time."


Exterior of building with central garden, showing concrete apartment, architecture, building, commercial building, corporate headquarters, facade, house, mixed use, real estate, residential area, white, black
Exterior of building with central garden, showing concrete walls and fins, brick and timber cladding, and glazing.

While the structural components, such as beams, are not seen and the precast spandrels were bricked over in-situ, the rest of the exterior concrete panels were specified with a natural concrete finish which demanded a high quality surface on three faces.

Wilco Precast supplies a wide variety of custom-made architectural precast concrete ranging from award-winning residential structures to high-rise exterior cladding.

Exterior of building with central garden, showing concrete apartment, architecture, building, commercial building, corporate headquarters, facade, house, mixed use, real estate, residential area, white, black
Exterior of building with central garden, showing concrete walls and fins, brick and timber cladding, and glazing.

For more information, contact Wilco Precast, 66 Boundary Rd, Papakura, phone (09) 295 1060, fax (09) 296 5563. Email: info@wilcoprecast.co.nz. Website: www.wilcoprecast.co.nz.

Dec 10, 2004

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