Dunedin Commercial Refurbishment

Refurbishment of a historic bluestone building for new offices with light spacious interiors with double glazed interior sliding doors.

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The owners sought the appropriate reuse of a historic building that had become disused due to rezoning enabling the tenant desired a new head office for their progressive computer software business that did not detract from the buildings character. Initial interior concepts were provided that required development in a collaborative approach to create a modern office fit out that allowed for future expansion. Spacious serviced warm interiors were requested for interactive flexible work spaces. The design was to not only overcome town planning and building restrictions, but provide a high quality aesthetic and image. Resource consent was obtained for the reuse of the building with off site car parking, new main entrance, landscaping to ground the building, with windows, doors, and lighting added to the exterior to enhance the existing architecture. The interior fit out was designed as a light airy transparent space with hush glass walls, stacker sliding doors and floating ceilings over meeting rooms. Toilet facilities, insulation, and air conditioning was added with Data, power, and phone services to floor outlets supporting flexible use of office space and allowance for expansion. Skylights and light colours create spaciousness with orange accents to furniture reinforcing tenant branding. The historic fabric of stone walls, timber floors, posts, and beams were retained to reflect the buildings history and provide a juxtaposition of new and old architecture. The desire of the owner and tenant, has been realised by the collaborative input of many under the control of the Design lead as project manager.

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