Engaged by Foster Construction, Stiles and Hooker Engineering and Architecture provided the structural and architectural design for the new factory for Visy Board NZ. The design is based on our proven record of successful & efficient designs for similar very large footprint industrial, process and storage buildings.

The design commenced February 2017, construction began in June 2017 and completion of main areas was achieved October 2017, in time to receive hundreds of containers of imported machinery.

The project was led by Roger Baker (Director Engineer) and David Dimond (Draughting Technician). Stiles and Hooker completed 230 engineering and architectural drawings.

The building is 261m long, up to 160m wide, and comprises 37,000 m² of production storage and service areas, 850 m² of offices / amenities area, 3,500m² of car parking, and 16300m² of circulation roading.

This impressive building is easily one of the largest in the Waikato and has been awarded the ‘We are Waikato’ – Team and Supreme Awards (2018), and won Gold and National Category (Industrial) awards at the 2019 New Zealand Commercial Project Awards.