New Zealand Transport Authority
With the revitalisation of the once dowdy Chews Lane precinct, the area has become a focal point of the Wellington CBD.
Redeveloping the historic lane, which runs between Willis and Victoria Streets, has added a new boutique enclave to the city's centre. Officially opened in April 2008 and comprised of character and modern buildings, it's a daily touchpoint for shoppers, workers and residents.
A lynchpin of the redevelopment is the national headquarters of the NZ Transport Agency (NZTA), which was looking for larger premises. A major consideration for NZTA was that the building must perform to a consistently high standard for the life of the lease. The Building Intelligence Group stepped in as a key player in the negotiating team to make sure this overriding requirement was met. This included a way of measuring the building's performance against those requirements, and recourse for NZTA if the building doesn't perform to its expectations.
We worked closely with NZTA throughout, reviewing the building specification requirements and assisting in the evaluation of accommodation options and in the development agreement negotiations, before managing the modern fit-out through to completion.
As for those who use the building, they can now enjoy "a fresh, sharp and functional office environment" of comfortable workspaces and excellent facilities, which include external and internal video conference links throughout the building and other technology that enables everyone to work smarter. And employees are spoilt for choice at lunchtime too; the building's own two cafés more than measure up to the myriad of dining options outside!
Having worked with The Building Intelligence Group since 2004, we've been impressed with their technical expertise, discipline, knowledge of the systems and services available, and multi-disciplined approach. Their performance throughout the Chews Lane project reconfirmed our confidence in their ability to provide the service required, manage the project effectively, and protect the client's interests."
Stuart Jameson, Corporate Support, NZTA