Client: Leighs Construction

Location: North Shore, Auckland

Completion Date: 2018

Product Supplied: 5075.80m3 specified exposed mix

Allied concrete was proud to be part of the project team that delivered an award-winning floor for one of New Zealand’s most future-focused buildings – The B: HIVE. 

Built by Leighs Construction and located on Auckland’s North Shore, the building is regarded as the largest purpose-built co-working facility in the Southern Hemisphere. The B: HIVE is a part of Smales Farms Next Generation Neighbourhood which aims to develop smarter, healthier and more sustainable workplaces. It is the first building in New Zealand to be designed under the principles of the International Wellness Standard, creating a positive, healthy environment for employees. 

Allied Concrete was joined by Conslab and MegaFloor to form the project team for the feature floor on the buildings ground floor and was tasked with creating a high-end decorative concrete finish that would suit the interior design brief. The project presented a unique challenge as the feature floor consisted of a 65mm deep topping slab laid over a structural slab, leaving little room to work with. After a lot of careful planning and deliberation between our Auckland Sales Manager Glen Ayson, National Technical Manager Opinder Saggi, Leighs Construction and the feature floor project team, the installation process began. With 5,075.80m3 of concrete supplied by Allied Concrete, placement from Conslab and a polished finish by MegaFloor contractor Polished Concrete, the award-winning final result was produced.

“With Glen Ayson's helpful hands-on approach to the project and Allied's dispatch team going the extra mile, we have ended up with a finished result that we can all be proud of".
Kevin Giddings - Site Manager, Leighs Construction

The feature floor went on to win two awards at the 2018 Concrete Contractors Annual Conference including Best Commercial Award and top honour of the night, the 2018 Supreme Award. Congratulations to MegaFloor Contractor Polished Concrete who took home both awards that night, an outstanding and well-deserved achievement.


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