The objective of this proposed redevelopment is to provide a larger store that better services the growing population of the area and to develop a more modern building that positively contributes to the amenity of this Metropolitan Centre environment. The design approach adopted also seeks to significantly improve the quality of the built form and provide a higher level of street activation along Alderman Drive. The overall design and orientation of the building has largely been driven by the opportunities and constraints identified for this particular site together with the specific functional requirements for a PAK’nSAVE supermarket to operate successfully. The liberal planning controls for the Metropolitan Centre Zone are such that substantial compliance with the development standards of the Unitary Plan be achieved. An underground carpark provides for the majority of required on-site car parking. The floor levels of the building have been determined by the sloping topography of the land and requirement to achieve user friendly gradients along the ramps providing for customer access as well as the essential loading and servicing of the supermarket. Facades consist of a mixture of glazing, painted, patterned and textured precast concrete panels, translucent panel system, fibre cement sheeting and perforated metal screening. A significant element of Henderson’s history is the old Henderson Mill, part of which still remains in the adjacent Oratia Stream. Reference has been made to trees which once covered the site and the milling of Kauri logs.