BNZ Spark Central
RDT Pacific provided Cost Management/Quantity Surveying Services for BNZ Spark Central, one of three fitouts undertaken over a two year period for BNZ.
Following the November 2016 Wellington earthquake, BNZ needed to relocate circa 1600 staff from a quake-damaged property. Initially, teams were displaced into temporary accommodation across 8 locations, allowing time to review available options, keep the business running, and ensure the correct decision was made in relation to the most appropriate location for the longer term.
Following the completion of the feasibility process where high level $/m² costs were allocated to each available option, along with consideration of other factors such as location, current level of building fitout and flexibility for the incorporation of the new vision of a flexible workplace for all, the decision was made that three locations across the Wellington CBD were the most suitable option.
Split across 5 separate floors within the Spark Central building, the BNZ accommodation was fitted out on a staged approach to minimise the impact on staff relocations.
The site had been fitted out to a relatively high standard as part of the BNZ temporary relocations, limiting the works necessary to apply the Flexible Workplace standard. As with the other Wellington sites, the use of loose furniture to create an agile environment and meeting areas reduced the permanent separation solutions required to provide open, useable, flexible spaces.
Cost Management/Quantity Surveying Services provided throughout the project by RDT Pacific have included high-level estimates for the feasibility options to agreement of the final costs, tendering, contract agreement and day to day management of variations and financial reporting.