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Client

Bank of New Zealand (BNZ Branch Properties Limited)

Date

2019

Budget

Confidential

Services

  • Cost Management / Quantity Surveying

RDT Pacific provided Cost Management/Quantity Surveying Services for BNZ The Terrace, 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.

This project involved a seismic upgrade and a high-spec fitout which now boasts state-of-the-art amenities including a bar, café, dedicated wellness area, recreation room and A grade end-of-trip facilities.

Setting an industry benchmark, this highly tailored workspace includes an impressive collection of features such as a public experience hub, a conference area and customer experience rooms. The premier reception welcomes guests into the prestigious building with an inviting café for colleagues and clients alike. The lower ground floor features a dedicated recreational space with pool tables, table tennis and bean bags to encourage staff sociability. Meanwhile, uniquely designed sleep pods allow employees to break away from their busy workday to relax and recharge. The inclusion of A-grade end-of-trip facilities, including bike parks, showers and hair dryers, enable staff to participate in physical activities before, during and after work.

Upstairs, a modern and stylish open plan design provides a flexible working space that can be altered according to the project and team needs. Every floor has individual and collaborative working areas, its own dedicated kitchen, breakout spaces and staff lockers. More formal meeting spaces have been provided on Level 7 with a dedicated commercial kitchen for private functions.

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.