Work is progressing at pace on the new Mitre 10 MEGA Wanaka store at Three Parks business centre. The roof is now on, complete with a 900m2 100kva photovoltaic solar array that will help power the store and two electric vehicle charging stations, just one of the future-focused sustainable technologies integrated into the store’s design.
“We wanted to create a resilient and enduring building that had a light touch on the local Wanaka environment, one which demonstrates innovation and sustainability in both the construction materials and technologies that operate the building,” says Martin Dippie, who is Chairman of Mitre 10 (New Zealand) Ltd and co-owner of Mitre 10 MEGA Wanaka with his brother Allan Dippie.
The internal design of the store makes extensive use of cross laminated timber (CLT) in the mezzanine office areas and café. In addition to excellent thermal, seismic and noise ratings, a key benefit of using CLT is carbon sequestration, with the timber acting as a carbon store.