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Rusell Property Group undertakes Ricoh gateway building redevelopment, with new facade and contemporary office design, central staircase

Office building refurbishment with new internal staircase, contemporary office design

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Developing a building for commercial tenants in the digital age involves a new set of priorities. And it's not just about the technology requirements.

Most companies today take a holistic approach to the work environment – they are looking for a green office that also caters to new ways of working. Collaborative and breakout areas, transparency and openness are vital.

Russell Property Group, the new owner and developer of the gateway building on the apex of Victoria and Wellesley Streets in Auckland, chose to meet these needs head on. Sister company Dominion Interiors was contracted to complete the property to 5 Star Green Star standard. In addition to constructing the extension at the rear, which adds an extra 897.09m2 to the NLFA, Dominion Interiors was contracted to build the fit-out for Ricoh.

A company spokesperson says access was one of the major challenges for the structural work.

"Multiple crane lifts were required daily on one of Auckland's busiest intersections. With roads on the north and south elevations, and a public car park on the east elevation, the project required meticulous planning, with road closures limited to non-peak hour traffic times."

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Dominion Interiors project managed all the trades, including the companies working on the piles and foundations for the new steel structure, the precast facade panels, and the curtain walls with external louvres. Fit-out trades were also managed, with Dominion Interiors simultaneously liaising with Ricoh and other tenants to ascertain their specific IT and AV requirements.

"The installation of all the client furniture, fixtures and equipment, including soft furnishings and fully reticulated workstations, was the last piece of the puzzle. Once completed, we were able to deliver the full turn-key solution on the agreed date."

For details, contact Dominion Interiors, phone (09) 526 5808. Website:www.constructors.co.nz

First published date: 02 February 2015

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