Commercial Bay in Downtown Auckland is one of the biggest shopping malls in New Zealand and has recently opened to the public. This landmark development, designed by Warren & Mahoney and built by Fletcher Construction combines shopping, entertainment and dining together in one place.
CS FOR DOORS was contacted to supply automatic cavity sliders with multiple requirements: each unit had its own individual demands, such as high transit access points, accessible toilets and elevator shaft hinged doors. All units had to be tailored to solve each specific setup with activation packs to suit out of the ordinary situations like closing against the glass window of a shop or needing to be linked to the Building Security System.
CS supplied eleven AutoCav units with AluTec door leaves for the accessible toilets and shop entrances. The AutoCav has a variety of access control options available, from simple push button to touchpad, swipe key and other options compatible with different safety systems. Some doors were painted custom colours in-house. For the high transit access point between the shopping precinct and PWC tower, CS FOR DOORS provided a Bi-Parting AutoCav with Frameless Glass doors. These glass doors are 4.4m high x 1.5m wide and required seven people to deliver and install each one!
This project took around three years in the making — from initial design discussions with the architects and the construction company back in July 2017, to the final delivery and commissioning right on time for the grand opening on the 11th June 2020. During this time, there were many challenges, including restricted access for oversized units, tight timeframes and a global pandemic, but CS FOR DOORS managed to deliver the units on time and within specification.