Breathing new life into an old icon
The plan was to incorporate the old council maintenance building into a modern working environment to house 350 staff. Capturing the right ambience in the fit-out design and build was important to the client, as the space needed to reflect and accommodate their creative and fast-paced business.
The result was an amazing open plan, split level office that included an impressive structural 1,500m2 mezzanine, a number of meeting and breakout rooms with the latest tech equipment, large feature steel spiral staircases and numerous kitchen and communal areas to accommodate all staff, all while retaining the industrial feel of the original 1968 building.
Time, cost and quality of work were the most important aspects to Bauer Media. Cook Brothers Construction exceeded our expectations on all three counts.
– Wayne Fletcher, Chief Financial Officer at Bauer Media (NZ)
From a derelict depot to a creative space in 5 months
With a strict, non-negotiable deadline of 5 months, Cook Brothers had to turn this industrial shed of 2,500m2, into a 4,000m2 modern working environment. This meant that significant attention had to be paid to the planning of the build, as well as watertight project management, to ensure the build team could hit the ground running and see through completion to schedule. This included factoring in that construction getting underway before the final design was completed and signed off.