Funded by Proceeds of Crime

NZ’s first border drug screening laboratory was opened recently by Prime Minister John Key.

Customs press release put an attention-getting spin on the story

Wright & Gray Architects Ltd completed the Auckland Cargo Inspection Facility (ACIF) for Customs at Auckland International Airport, in 2009. The new laboratory was built within the existing inspection warehouse. We documented, consented and managed the project to a challenging deadline. Labworks Architects Ltd were responsible for the laboratory fitout, and The Fletcher Construction Company Ltd were the head contractor.

We have worked with Customs for over 13 years, designing facilities in Auckland, Tauranga, Wellington, Christchurch and other centres. Over that time we have gained a close understanding of the specific needs of this agency, and have helped Customs develop standards for offices and other facilities. Another significant recent project we completed for New Zealand Customs Service was the Auckland Customhouse Fitout.