Meredith Connell’s new Auckland office space is compelling evidence of not only a physical move away from the traditional Shortland Street legal precinct, but a new strategic direction as a dynamic, progressive firm aligned with core values to better represent staff and clients.
One of the largest full-service firms in the country, Meredith Connell is doing things a little differently in its new Auckland office. Where previously the firm occupied five floors in the Forsyth Barr building, the new space encompasses the top floor of a new commercial building on Victoria Street, bringing their almost 200 staff together on one 3,170m2 open plan floor.
The Building Intelligence Group worked with architects Warren and Mahoney and brand agency Insight Creative to create an open, client and staff-focused space with engaging imagery, contemporary furniture and atriums, all without an austere reception or traditional office in sight. The modern workplace demanded a mix of areas including high quality client meeting spaces, a library, collaboration rooms and a professional reception.
Leading the project consultant team under a limited timeframe, while managing multiple client stakeholders, was challenging but ably met through TBIG’s end to end service delivery which included design management, stakeholder management, main contractor procurement, interfacing with the landlord, risk management, construction management, and soft fitout procurement.
Project success was fostered by a trusting and confident relationship built with Meredith Connell and the entire project team. The project was delivered on budget and to brief. Kylie Mooney, Chief Operating Officer for Meredith Connell comments “Recognising just how big the financial and time investment is in a project like ours made it absolutely crucial to have people that we could rely on to get it right.” “I felt TBIG bought into the project, they were just as committed to seeing a great result as we were.”
Please read our full story in THINK May 2016.