Following on from our work with Intergen to deliver an all-in-one premises procurement, workplace planning and design solution in Auckland, TwentyTwo has now led the procurement of new office space in Wellington.
Chris Ware and Nick Ray worked closely with Intergen through the procurement/selection process and then workplace brief to help compare the options and develop a unique accommodation solution.
Conscious of the limited number of large quality spaces in Wellington, Intergen had approached the market 21 months before its lease expiry – forward thinking that delivered some challenges as a number of options could not wait for Intergen to see out its current lease obligations or proposed commercial terms that were not viable.
Like Auckland, the brief was simple – growth space, corporate image, profile – as well as something that mirrored Intergen's unique culture.
Quality options were limited and initially Intergen had only one real option to view. Over time however, further opportunities did come onto the market and Chris was able to present the client with three viable options.
Nick worked closely with Chris and Intergen on the selection process, developing a workplace concept which took the client’s desired working style and space budget into account in relation to the available options. Advice on space planning was particularly important as it gave Intergen a clear and coherent view of the usability of the spaces.
Once this process was complete, Intergen selected Maurice Clark's refurbished Community House on 84 Willis Street as its preferred option – giving Intergen a unique, industrial-style space and branding opportunity, as well as being part of the reshaping of Wellington and the upper Willis Street area.
Community House will be accessed via a new pedestrian walkway off Willis Street to a courtyard housing food and beverage outlets.
Warren and Mahoney have been appointed as Intergen's Design Architect to take them through to the preliminary design.
Chris continues to work with Intergen through the construction phase, the move into the refurbished building being scheduled for the first quarter of 2017.