Fire engineering

Smart Supermarket fire engineering, Botany Downs

Supermarket fire engineering, 451 Ti Rakau Drive, Botany Downs
Project Snapshot
Year Completed: 2023
Location: Botany Downs, Auckland
Professional Service/s: Fire Engineering


THE DESIGNFIRE is delighted to have the opportunity to serve as the Lead Fire Engineer for this remarkable supermarket fitout project. Collaborating closely with NCA Consulting, the principal architect for the building, has been an absolute pleasure, and we are thrilled with the outcome. Our partnership with NCA spans an impressive 12-year history, and we like working with them for their dedication to beautiful and functional spaces.


The existing site posed a unique challenge, consisting of two separate tenant spaces that needed to be seamlessly merged into a single, expansive area. Additionally, the design take involves integrating the two distinct shop front designs into a cohesive aesthetic.

The client presented us with an ambitious brief: to create one of the most visually stunning supermarkets in New Zealand, catering to both domestic and Asian products. Retaining the Smart brand identity was of utmost importance, and it is achieved by incorporating the company’s unique brand colour throughout the design. Furthermore, we collaborated on advising compliance implications implementing simple yet impactful design elements such as timber slats and white gib boards as overhead features, and harmonizing the various display systems.

In Detail

By working closely with NCA Consulting and the client, we brought this vision to life, resulting in a truly aesthetically pleasing and functional space. Integrating fire safety measures seamlessly into the design ensures that the supermarket meets all necessary compliance standards without compromising its visual appeal.

We take pride in our role as the project fire engineer, contributing to the success of this prominent supermarket fitout. The collaboration and synergy between all parties involved have been instrumental in achieving such an outstanding outcome. We look forward to future opportunities to work on projects prioritising safety and design excellence.


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