Commercial Bay in Downtown Auckland is one of the biggest shopping malls in New Zealand and has recently opened to the public. This landmark development, designed by Warren & Mahoney and built by Fletcher Construction combines shopping, entertainment, and dining together in one place.
CS supplied eleven AutoCav units with AluTec door leaves for the accessible toilets and shop entrances. The AutoCav has a variety of access control options available, from simple push button to touchpad, swipe key, and other options compatible with different safety systems. Some doors were painted custom colours. For the high transit access point, we provided a Bi-Parting AutoCav with Frameless Glass doors. These glass doors are 4.4m high x 1.5m wide and required seven people to deliver and install each one.
This project took around three years in the making, from initial design discussions with the architects and the construction company back in July 2017 to the final delivery and commissioning right on time for the grand opening on the 11th of June 2020. Our project manager and AutoCav department were highly involved all the way through. During this time, there were many challenges, including restricted access for oversized units, tight timeframes, and a global pandemic but we managed to overcome every single one of them to deliver our units on time and within specification.