Dulux Group New Zealand is a leading manufacturer and marketer of premium branded decorative paints, texture coatings and woodcare products. Paint produced at the manufacturing and warehousing facility located at Gracefield, Lower Hutt, New Zealand primarily supplies the New Zealand and, at times, the Australian domestic markets.
In 2009, Dulux moved to increase water based paint production capability and eliminate production of solvent based paint at the Gracefield site rather than pursue an expensive greenfield development.
Aurecon was initially commissioned to provide planning services including developing cost estimates for the upgrade project and was subsequently engaged to complete all engineering design services for the redevelopment of the whole site. This included geotechnical, building structures, building services, fire safety, process mechanical, process electrical and automation.
The project was completed in six stages.