This prime location in Wellington’s fastest growing residential area has been developed in two stages into a modern, state-of-the-art shopping and community village that has become the new heart of the suburb.
The retail complex includes a large New World and a range of small retail stores in fashion, takeaway, health & beauty, cafe’s, marketing and a community centre. The village features five distinct buildings across the 1.4 hectare site with a spectacular supermarket, 15 shops, a community centre and various second level office facilities.
The ground level also accommodates bulk storage, an entry court, extensive new roading, car parking and landscaping. The village provides a commercial heart for Churton Park and complements the high standard of homes in the area.The first building was the 2500m2 New World Supermarket followed by two further buildings (A&B) providing a 1500m2 retail village.
ATS Timber was a key supplier to the exposed timber work that was used extensively on the exterior design of the complex. All finished in bandsawn four face with exposed rafters, feature posts, fascias and battens. Our of H3.2 KD Radiata Pine, this project was custom manufactured to specific sizes and lengths to meet this architectural design. Our timber consultants worked closely with the Approved Reseller and construction contractors, Armstrong Downes to meet the specific design requirements over the two stages of development.
Designed by Wellington based firm Architecture HDT they summarise this new development:
“Sitting on the prominent corner of Westchester Drive and Lakewood Avenue the newly constructed Churton Park Village provides a much needed retail and community hub to the suburb of Churton Park. Already occupied by a wide mix of tenancies including a New World supermarket, pharmacy, offices, vet, hairdresser, and takeaway restaurant, the shopping centre is arranged as a cluster of buildings around a landscaped carpark. Building forms and materials are familiar and composed in a way that provides visual interest, variety of spaces and individual identity for tenancies. The sloping topography has been used to mitigate the bulk of the larger building blocks and provide a human suburban scale to the development.”
View more at http://architecturehdt.co.nz/churton-park-village/