The Foodstuffs North Island Development in Auckland includes a 75,000m²
warehouse about the same size as eight rugby fields and 8,500m² three-story office.
A lap of the building is 1.3 kilometres. The centre includes a test kitchen, its own bar, and an events centre for up to 300 people. Golf carts are the way most staff get around from one end to the other. Despite its size, the whole project took just over a year to build, which Chris Quin, Foodstuffs CEO says was “pretty spectacular” given the Covid disruptions. Foodstuffs North Island general manager of property Lindsay Rowles says, “This entire project sees the establishment of an ambient distribution centre and the consolidation of the operations of three existing centres.”