The Lady Rose Dairy represents Architecture F+D=A’s long term commitment to a large site redevelopment in the heart of Tauranga’s CBD. The site comprises an entire city block, with the exception of a group of historic buildings fronting the Strand.
In broad terms the project brief is for the development is for an iconic, sustainable, multi-level, mixed-use building; to include corporate premium and boutique office space, along with hospitality, retail and car parking components.
The project is complex, dealing with the issues of financial return and market forces, while providing an appropriate urban response to this important central location, in addition to the usual Local Authority requirements, that has included the requirement to commission an urban design impact report.
The Strand frontage has the requirement to be ‘scaled down’ to ensure it does not affect the visual integrity of the existing historic 2-3 storey building stock. The proximity of the water table also provides engineering challenges. F+D=A, as Greenstar accredited professionals will be also take the role of obtaining a Greenstar rating for the project.