Harvey Norman distribution centre is proudly set against a blue sky with sunset at the rear.

Distribution centre construction

Harvey Norman

Floor space


Portal system

Coresteel Buildings - DonoBeam®


Tilt panel, JamesHardie™, Trimrib®



Time to build

8 months

Revolutionising Distribution Centre Construction: The Harvey Norman Case Study

A purpose-built distribution warehouse that services Harvey Norman stores in Christchurch now provides customers with a central location to pick up big-ticket items.

The new distribution centre construction in Hornby consolidated three existing warehouses and was designed specifically for the company's needs, including precise inward goods truck movements and a unique racking layout.

Precise timing was critical for the renowned retail company, which needed construction fast-tracked due to impending lease expiration.

Coresteel's tailored steel buildings and skilled warehouse builders were the selling points. Our dedicated project team responded by staying connected with the client, consultants, and contractors from start to finish to ensure the timeline advanced without delays.

Customer pick up area at Harvey Norman warehouse building in Hornby.
An orange sunset sets against a blue sky behind Harvey Norman distribution centre in Hornby.
As seen from the roadside, Harvey Norman distribution centre in Hornby boasts concrete precast panels and Trimrib metal cladding.
The underside of a large canopy on Harvey Norman steel warehouse building.
A personal access door in a precast concrete panel warehouse building.
The Harvey Norman Hornby warehouse building with precast concrete panels, James Hardie and Trimrib metal profiled cladding.
Harvey Norman signage on the Hornby steel warehouse building.
Harvey Norman signage pinned to metal Trimrib cladding on steel warehouse building.
Inwards goods and customer pickup area at Harvey Norman distribution centre in Hornby.

Harnessing Steel in Warehouse Construction: The Coresteel DonoBeam® Advantage

Harvey Norman chose a DonoBeam® structure from Coresteel Buildings for their steel warehouse construction. Corcon is the exclusive provider of Coresteel Buildings steel structures in the Canterbury area.

Large steel structures engineered in DonoBeam® effortlessly deliver the significant knee heights and clearspan required for massive warehousing and distribution centre construction.

The tapered box beam steel structure allows for a clearspan of 40 metres across the building and bird-resistant features in the prominent canopy.

At 2706 sqm, the warehouse includes a reception area/public entry, offices at either end, staff amenities and a special MAF-approved area. The concrete slab is reinforced with armoured steel joints to bear the weight of freight trucks and heavy machinery.

Rows of industrial shelving packed with goods in a large steel warehouse built with exposed Coresteel Donobeam steel.
The interior of a large steel distribution centre storage warehouse constructed in Coresteel Donobeam.
Interior of Harvey Norman bulk storage distribution centre warehouse with neat rows of industrial shelving packed with goods.
The interior of a large commercial warehouse building clearly shows Coresteel Donobeam tapered box beam steel system.
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Loading equipment in a large steel warehouse construction utilising Coresteel Donobeam tapered box beam.
Roller door and bright yellow access gates for inwards goods in large commercial distribution centre construction.
Commercial offices in large distribution centre.

Coresteel Buildings Canterbury has vast experience delivering commercial construction projects with strict deadlines. Here is another impressive demonstration of Coresteel's agile approach to steel warehouse solutions!

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