A redesign of the Westie Food Group Offices and Factory in Avondale to accommodate rapid growth of the business related to an expanding product range – La Baguette, Café Style & Westie Pies found in most Countdown & New World Supermarkets. The refurbishment is to include a new Trespa facade to the street front offices, modern office layout, and eye-catching arrangement of coloured horizontal banding inspired by the company's logo. Equally significant is the expansion of the factory itself, which will allow Westie Food Group to be the first pastry premises in NZ to gain the Woolworth WQA rating.
MAKE has been instrumental in the design and documentation of repurposing a warehouse that has a long industrial history. We have recognised the innate beauty of the warehouse and we have been careful to accentuate the structural patterns and original forms. This has been achieved by expressing the structure and refreshing the surfaces with a simple palette to continue its historic dialogue.
The new spaces will embrace the community through performing arts, media and hospitality while referencing back to its original industrial function, when serviced the community and the families of those that used to work there. MAKE have been involved through the original planning, Resource Consent and Building Consent documentation phases. MAKE has been intentional about specific detailing to enrich the industrial character as well as making the centre functional for public use with a wide variety of spaces.