As part of our ongoing partnership with NZ Police, TwentyTwo (Dean Croucher and Rob Campbell) were engaged by Annabel Bayes (Strategic Property Adviser with NZ Police) to the lead the procurement of a new workplace for Auckland Police in Auckland City to replace the current Auckland Central Police Station at Cook Street/Vincent Street.
Dean Croucher, who led the project for Twenty Two, notes “this is a significant project for Police and the future policing of Auckland City and across Tamaki Makaurau. Replacing the existing Auckland Central Station has been a key priority, however finding a suitable alternative which meets all of Police’s requirements has been challenging.”
Following a detailed market search, TwentyTwo undertook due diligence on a short list of options. “Finding an appropriate solution that met the location requirements, forecasted space needs, a high car parking requirement for operational vehicles, affordability parameters, and preferred occupancy timeframes was challenging. We had to test several options before we arrived at the most likely solution,” says Dean. The process eventually concluded that the ex-URS building in College Hill could provide a good solution for Police.
TwentyTwo managed several workstreams including commercial lease negotiations with AMP Capital (representing the owners, Fisher Funds), due diligence on the base building (with input from various technical specialist but principally Hampton Jones), a Resource Consent application (prepared by Beca) and fit-out design, planning and costing (led by Unispace and RDT).
The project is now in implementation mode with detailed design and fit-out underway. Occupation in part is due to for mid-2019.