Thermosash Commercial Ltd has opened a new production facility in Christchurch to increase its capacity as the region’s rebuild ramps up.
The commercial window, curtain wall, facade & cladding specialist’s innovative construction technology has been used on major Christchurch projects such as the IRD building & Press House, and the company is working on numerous other rebuild projects.
Chief executive David Hayes said Thermosash had outgrown its existing factory. The new open-plan facility in Hornby – originally an apple coolstore – will increase its capability to meet rebuild demand. Prime Minister John Key officially opened it yesterday.
Mr Hayes said: “It gives us the ability to cater for everything from the large key anchor projects, which will help shape the new look city over the next few years, through to more specialist custom design solutions such as the work we have done at the Christchurch Botanical Gardens recently.”
Christchurch City Council has granted special planning permission to incorporate 2 accommodation blocks to house specialist staff visiting to support projects.
Thermosash has completed 14 new projects in Christchurch in the last few months, including Trimble NZ’s new headquarters in Birmingham Ave and buildings in Gloucester, High & Victoria Sts. Upcoming developments include specialist cladding for the $53 million bus Interchange in Colombo St, and work on Cashel Square & 123/148 Victoria St.
Image above: Prime Minister John Key checks a window product at Thermosash’s new Christchurch factory with chief executive David Hayes.
Attribution: Company release.