Capacity to deliver: precast production power


Contracted by Watts & Hughes, and working with Woodhams Meikle Zhan Architects, Lattey Group provided the precast concrete components for the giant $50 million Woolworths New Zealand distribution centre in Palmerston North. In terms of both size and significance, this was a big one. 

The purpose-built, 38,000 square metre structure was designed to be a key part of New Zealand’s vital food distribution network, supplying Countdown, FreshChoice and SuperValue stores from Gisborne to Wellington. To help build it, Watts & Hughes looked for a contractor they could count on.


To deliver to the strict contract time frame, Lattey Group drew on the combined production capacity of our Hastings and Levin precast plants.

Levin cast 147 structural panels, and Hastings produced the 37 black oxide profile panels, featuring an exposed aggregate design.

Evoking the winding Manawatu river, the motive spans several panels to create a striking facade. A fitting image for the region and a great symbol for an important hub in our domestic food supply chain.


Learn more about our precast capability here.