PROJECT TYPE: COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS
USE: COMMERCIAL OFFICE AND RETAIL
LOCATION: HARBOUR CITY CENTRE
CLIENT: CONTACT ENERGY
ARCHITECTS: ARCHITECTURE +
PROJECT TIMEFRAME: 2011-2012
LT McGuinness has completed a number of fit-outs in recent years for Contact Energy, one of New Zealand’s largest listed companies. This latest project was in their head office in the Harbour City Centre, a Category II registered landmark.
As we worked on a base building seismic upgrade of the entire six-storey centre, Contact opted to take an extra floor and refurbish their existing floors. Their space now has a modern and vibrant feel, as well as meeting the technological requirements of a firm that supplies 25% of the country’s electricity.
The project was spilt into three stages which meant careful timing and certainty on the programme. All the project’s milestones were successfully met.
Contact has stringent health and safety policies and took an active role in that aspect of the project. It was pleasing to see a client so involved and to employ a collaborative team approach to minimising hazards.