Zealong Tea Estate’s new function and visitor centre has Resco Compact Laminate Series 5000 restroom cubicles, chosen for their blend of style and strength.
Kirsten Crawford of DLA Architects Ltd says, “the Resco Compact Laminate cubicles in the soft grey base colour were selected for quality, appearance and durability”. Fully involved with the Waikato project’s design, documentation and contract observation, Kirsten points out, “the stylish and elegant design throughout the centre is intended to reflect the high-end product that Zealong Tea is renowned for”.
Zealong is premium tea grown, processed and packaged on the estate, founded in 1996 by Vincent Chen. Zealong’s organic tea is aimed at the premium end of the local and export markets. The new centre, opened in a high profile event by Prime Minister John Key in October, is stage two of an expansion at the Gordonton estate.
Last year a new production factory facility was completed which also included staff toilet cubicles by Resco. The Series 5000 cubicles for both stages of the expansion were specified from Resco by DLA Architects Ltd (Hamilton) team of Martin Swann (architect), Kirsten Crawford (senior technician/project administrator) and Katherine Vercoe (interior designer). Resco general manager Troy Henriques says in addition to guaranteeing style and durability, the antibacterial properties of Resco products appeals to clients such as Zealong where durable hygienic surfaces are required from rest room areas right through to food preparation and serving zones.