The Building Intelligence Group was appointed as Project Manager to Christchurch Integrated Government Accommodation (CIGA) projects.
The Canterbury earthquakes resulted in private and public sector accommodation shifting outside the Christchurch Central Business District (CBD). The Christchurch Central Recovery Plan (CCRP), is committed to restoring confidence to the central city through bringing Government office accommodation back to the city centre.
The Christchurch Integrated Government Accommodation (CIGA) Programme will provide new accommodation for approximately 1500 staff from multiple Government agencies across four separate new buidings in central Christchurch.
The Building Intelligence Group was appointed as Project Manager and our role is to deliver the agency accommodation fitouts within the buildings to the quality and standards required by the Crown to support objectives under the Government Property Group (exPMCoE) Workplace Standards and Guidelines.
Objectives from the co-location include enhanced collaboration and cross government work by multiple agencies sharing facilities, resources and adopting a common ICT system for shared amenity and security whilst meeting any unique business requirements for each site.
The new BNZ Centre in Hereford Street is the first of the four CIGA proejcts to complete and accommodates 400 government employees from mutiple agencies with Statistics New Zealand as the lead agency.
Statistics New Zealand are co-located with NZTA, DIA, Te Puni Kokiri, Human Rights Commission, Ministry of Pacific People, Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority, Creative NZ and the Health Promotion Agency. The space over three levels is largely open plan with a shared reception with customer service pods, shared meeting rooms, breakout spaces and a central kitchen hub.