Wang Food Market, 98 Rosedale Road

The WANG Food Market Building on-site quickly became an iconic commercial property in the Rosedale business district, located on 98 Rosedale Road, Rosedale. The site was one of the last vacant commercial use sites our client has owned for years.

WANG brand is one of the biggest Asian grocery brands in NZ, and they wanted a retail building that showcases its premium Asian products in the heart of Northshore, Auckland

The site is gently sloping lower to the rear of the site with a square profile boundary.

Generally, there is not much planning control restriction on the land but mainly on car parking with other engineering requirements. Urban design aesthetics were also considered by the Council at the time.

The bulk, location and size were mostly dictated by the Wang Supermarket operational requirement.

The building has a footprint of 1,570m² with a large grocery shopping area, five internal sub-tenancies units, and warehouse area.

We note that the original concept design for the building was prepared by Black Tree Architects. The bulk and location prepared at the time did not change from that however CASA Consulting Group re-assessed and provided a new exterior looks and finalised all the finishes and patterns for the resulting construction.

The briefing was to design a simple form retail building that reflects the modern, premium and fresh Asian grocery company image of Wang. The resulting design provided a simple architectural form with modern, elegant aesthetics outlook and high ceiling level shopping environment.

The use of the steel portal frames helps to create ample clear space as per the special requirement of supermarket and warehouse.  The cladding materials are timber-look composite panels with black edges/flashing accent around to give a visual depth. The corner of the building facing the road is fully glazed for a more inviting gesture to the passer-by.

Painted concrete panel anchors the corner visually with bold. a modern and unique groove cut pattens, gently reflecting the progressive nature of the Wang Brand.

The high roof with louvres and unframed clear glass highlighted the position of the main entrance.

The building with open, high ceiling nature with ample cross ventilation provides an energy-efficient structure. Louvres, low-level glazing with a cover over provides good solar protection to reduce energy bill. The building form has been considered to minimise cut and wastes for cladding and materials. Generally, a neutral simple pallet of materials used.

  • Commercial Architecture
  • Year completed: 2019
  • Location: 98 Rosedale Road, Rosedale
  • Professional Service: Resource Consent, Building Consent
  • Size: 1570m²
  • Client testimonial:

“I am Harland Murray from Statesman Projects. We are the main contractor for Wang Trading.

Working alongside CCG was easy, it couldn’t have been better. They handled the council work, provided faster responses to minor variation and the team on site found the plans easy to read. We did have challenges, with the change of specifications for a couple of products. After through the job we had to hold up, waiting for the consents for the minor changes. CCG handled all of this work, and we found it easy.

CCG handled the architectural and the passive fire which made it easy for us. We had a few challenges on-site with passive fire, and due to the fact that we’re dealing with one team, that was resolved quickly and efficiently.

We definitely would recommend CCG. We look forward to working with them again in the future. They are easy to work with, and we really enjoyed working with them.”

Harland Murray