Commercial Fit Out Project Entries

Project: Warren and Mahoney Christchurch Studio

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Image Construction Limited

Project Partners

Image Construction Limited (Construction Company), Warren and Mahoney Architects Limited (Architect/Designer)

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Warren and Mahoney Architects Limited

Warren and Mahoney’s 1000m² studio demonstrates current workplace design thinking though clear identity, flexible floor plates and a diversity of work and meeting spaces. The functional office environment promotes a culture of open innovation. The new office marks Warren and Mahoney’s return to the central city and demonstrates a sense of strength, creativity and positive engagement with the public realm through transparency of activity.

Project: EY Fitout Christchurch

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Hawkins 2017 Limited

Project Partners

Hawkins 2017 Limited (Construction Company), Cachet Group (Architect/Designer), CBRE (Project Manager)

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EY

EY are back in Christchurch's CBD after their previous office was damaged by the 2011 earthquakes. The EY Christchurch team service a variety of clients, and are very dedicated to the local Canterbury area, thus sparking the concept of "strengthen global, empower local." As a result, there has been the use of many locally sourced products in the building, such as Timaru bluestone and natural timbers.

Project: Maori Television

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RCG Limited

Project Partners

Octa Associates Limited (Project Manager), RCG Limited (Architect/Designer), Cape Limited (Construction Company)

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Trust Investments Property Fund & St Johns College Trust Board

Maori Television's new location in East Tamaki presented a design challenge to the project team. The team had to create a new office space and studio that celebrates Te Reo Maori and embodies the DNA of Maori Television. The result is that the company’s DNA and mauri is now weaved into the building through Te aho tapu – the sacred thread - which translates to the first thread and the backbone of the design.

Project: 125 Queen Street - Lobby Queen's Rise & Dining Precinct

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Dominion Constructors Limited

Project Partners

Alexander &CO. (Architect/Designer), Dominion Constructors Limited (Construction Company)

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Special Situations Assets Limited, Dominion Constructors Limited

The 125 Queen Street project transformed a vacant and run-down commercial building into a premium commercial premises. The fit out of the ground level and a brand new dining precinct on level one played a critical role in delivering the client's vision for a state-of-the-art facility offering some of the most distinguished commercial space in Auckland’s CBD. This project restored this queen of Auckland to her former glory, creating a landmark and an iconic building in the CBD.

Project: Cobb & Co Dunedin

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Livingstone Building NZ Limited

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Livingstone Building NZ Limited (Construction Company, Quantity Surveyor), Architecture F+D=A Limited (Architect/Designer)

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Playground Pals Limited

The Dunedin franchise of Cobb & Co., known for its pioneering heritage, selected to home its new restaurant and saloon in Dunedin’s Historic Railway Station. Constructed in 1872, the Heritage New Zealand listed property commenced a commercial fit out under intense public scrutiny. The project team delivered a new 750sqm, 220 seat, facility which is sympathetic to the railways history, while maintaining the quintessential elements of Cobb & Co’s brand identity.

Project: 82 Wyndham Street Refurb

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Ignite Architects

Project Partners

Aspec Construction Limited (Construction Company), Ignite Architects (Architect/Designer), TM Consultants (Engineer)

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Argosy Property Limited

A dated office building at 82 Wyndham Street has been transformed into a premium 5 Green Star-rated building – a rare achievement in the New Zealand commercial sector. Meticulous attention to detail and a highly involved client has seen the creation of a sleek new interior, befitting the landmark CBD location. The building sets a new standard of quality for the client's commercial property portfolio.

Project: The Wayward Pigeon Fit Out

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RM Designs

Project Partners

Houghton Project Services (Project Manager), Form Building and Developments Limited (Construction Company), RM Designs (Architect/Designer)

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Lawrenson Group

This 900m2 building can be seen as you enter Hamilton and connects seamlessly with the street view. The difference of heights provides interest from both the street, and inside out. The building has a warmth and welcoming nature. The contractors involved were all aware and cognizant of the end users requirements and scope.

Project: Christchurch NZ Fitout

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Sheppard & Rout Architects Limited

Project Partners

Leighs Construction Limited (Construction Company), Sheppard & Rout Architects Limited (Architect/Designer)

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Lichfield Holdings Limited

This Christchurch NZ Fitout project arose when the Christchurch District Council and Christchurch and Canterbury Tourism needed to be merged into one space. The fitout maximises Christchurch NZ's connection to the city while providing a warm, stimulating environment for the staff to work together in a fully open plan space. The new office has helped bring the two previously separate entities together, and is proving a highly effective facilitator for the new Christchurch NZ companies’ direction and purpose.

Project: 95 Union Street Freemans Bay

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Chain Construction

Project Partners

AA Design Limited (Technician/ Designer), Chain Construction (Construction Company)

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Dyson Family Trust

95 Union Street is a new development nestled in the corner of the historic Victoria Park Markets in Auckland. While the stark new exterior sits seamlessly alongside the old red brick walls, the inside was a stark contrast of all new basic commercial construction. The efforts of the fit out all came from tieing the new building back into its environment. This building now flows effortlessly to supply all the amenities required.

Project: HUAMI Restaurant

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Naylor Love Construction

Project Partners

Xigo (Project Manager), Naylor Love Construction (Construction Company), Moller Architects (Architect/Designer), BECA (Engineer)

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SKYCITY Entertainment Group Limited

HUAMI is the newest addition to SKYCITY’s Federal Street dining hub. It is located, in what is possibly the busiest little street, in the city. The project included an integrated fitout incorporating new complex services to the kitchen, restaurant and toilets. There was a high level of coordination required of all the services with the back of house and show kitchens, while the large joinery package and high-end finishes resulted in a stunning completed product.

Project: Xero HQ

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Arrow International (NZ) Limited

Project Partners

Inside (Architect/Designer), Arrow International (Construction Company)

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Eastward's No 2 Trust

Located in the heart of Wellington, Xero Two stands tall as a contemporary, heritage landmark building. Built in the 1880s, the original two-floor, brick masonry building has been completely transformed into a five-storey, seismically-strengthened corporate headquarters for Xero. Xero Two is not only exemplary in terms of its design and fit-out, but also in it construction, which involved processes never before used in Wellington, such as Jet piles.

Project: Datacom Fitout, Datacom, 58 Gaunt Street, Wynyard Quarter

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The Fletcher Construction Company

Project Partners

The Fletcher Construction Company (Construction Company), Gaze Commercial (Architect/Designer)

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Datacom

Datacom’s previous offices were at capacity and were dated. The new Datacom Gaunt Street building caters for continued growth and has capacity to accommodate more than 1,500 people in a more dynamic environment. The building has been designed to the latest earthquake standards and was awarded a Five Green Star NZ design rating. It combines the latest in sustainable architectural features in energy and water conservation.