Global Bus Ventures

Making way for a large-scale manufacturing facility.

Global Bus Ventures (previously known as Designline) is a New Zealand company at the forefront of bus and coach manufacturing. Originally based in Ashburton, they required a purpose-built facility in which to manufacture buses and house their head office.

With a highly specialised product of significant size, the project posed some unique challenges that we needed to incorporate into our solution. The site, owned by the Selwyn District Council and located at the Izone Business Hub, was tailored to meet the requirements of bus fabrication. We designed to the particular shape required and incorporated a specialist spray paint booth building large enough to handle a full size bus. This required coordination with specialist design consultants to ensure all safety requirements were met and production efficiencies could be achieved.

The project was delivered on time and on budget, and both the client and tenant were very satisfied with the end result.

  • Metrics
  • 8000m²
  • Highlights
  • Manufacturing / assembly facility designed to suit
  • Design build lease-back process completed on time, on budget
  • Completed in 2008 and now an anchor tenant at the Izone Business Hub