For their return to the CBD after the Canterbury earthquakes, BNZ enlisted Cook Brothers Construction to complete a fit-out which not only included the set up of the BNZ branch itself, but also a free co-working space 'Community101' which shared the banking floor.
With the feature of this collaborative working space, this high-end branch breathed new life into banking. Doing away with the original feel of a bank and taking a customer focus, the large open plan design integrates the BNZ branding with green spaces, colourful slogans, coffee hubs and meeting rooms.
The synthesis of the BNZ branding with street art gives customers, business people and visitors a relaxed feel. A place where customers can bank and small business owners can work in an innovative and collaborative atmosphere.
The BNZ Cashel Street Fit-out was this year recognised in the Red Awards, run annually by the Retail Interiors Association. The Awards promote excellence in retail design and recognise the contribution of designers, shopfitters and suppliers to the retail industry.
The 90 day fit out took place over the Christmas period, with the Canterbury team delivering the project on time, with excellent feedback from the client and customers alike. Cook Brothers Construction was proud to have assisted with BNZ's return to the hub of the city, and of our continual work within the vibrant and resilient Christchurch CBD.