Z Energy Kotahitanga Workplace Integration

The overarching principle of Kotahitanga – Togetherness and Unity was the project mantra, bringing Z Energy and Caltex employees together in one location.

After the acquisition of Chevron New Zealand (the Caltex brand), Z Energy wanted to bring all its Auckland staff together in a one head office location to facilitate the ability to learn from each other and to operate as one team.

Z Energy appointed The Building Intelligence Group as the external Construction Project Manager to manage the design and construction of the fitout of a new office that would accommodate its Auckland based employees.

The Great South Road office space joins its Wellington and Christchurch counterparts as quintessentially “Z” spaces, reinforcing what it means to work for Z; amplifying Z’s stands on Health and Safety, Diversity, Community and Sustainability and the value placed on teamwork, collaboration and contribution.

Designed by Stack Architects, the workplace of 2,600m2 delivers highly functional and dynamic spaces for over 90 employees and pushes the boundaries of ICT capabilities, being used as an ideation platform and workspace for future growth opportunities for Z.

The Building Intelligence Group managed the project life cycle including design management, consents, contractor and consultant procurement, construction management, budget and programme. Our recommendation of early engagement of the main contractor and a single-phase delivery helped achieve the very tight programme, with a completion date of September 2017.

Z Energy comments “TBIG had a strong understanding of Kotahitanga’s outcomes and its role in completing our People Integration programme. TBIG were fully vested in the programme and installed confidence in the team, stakeholders and sponsor through regular open and honest communication.

One of Z’s principles is Outside In – we know that solutions and good ideas can come from anywhere; in the case of the Kotahitanga programme, we engaged some highly qualified professionals such as TBIG and Stack to help us achieve our outcomes.”