New Zealand Transport Authority
With the revitalisation of the once dowdy Chews Lane precinct, the area became 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. Its mix of character and modern buildings, is 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 fitout through to completion.
As for those who use the building, they 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.