Located in the VXV Precinct of Auckland City the new 16,000 spm Fonterra Centre opened in February 2016 after a 24 month construction programme.
The success and innovation of the project has been recognised with an Excellence Award in the commercial category from the Property Council of New Zealand.
The Judges said, "The Fonterra Centre is a stand-out example of a purpose-built office complex that has benefitted from extensive tenant collaboration and first class design, construction and integrated fit out."
With an owner and customer that are both focused on their environmental and social obligations the seven floor, campus style development incorporated sustainable elements throughout its design and construction.
The end result is a 5 Star Green Star rated building that offers its corporate occupier the very latest in office accommodation.
The highly automated building features large open-floor plates of over 2,200sqm. Each floor provides a variety of workspaces with a large atrium and internal staircases faciliating a collaborative and activity based working style for the 1,500 staff working there.
The judges added, "Fonterra's new Head Quarters is an open and light filled building that feels comfortable, even informal. Yet it effortlessly incorporates sustainable design into the base building and fit-out.
The internal fit-out is designed to a 6 Green Star rating standard and once accessed the building is expected to achieve a 4 to 5 Star NABERSNZ rating for water consumption and energy efficiency.
The Judges concluded, "A great example of sustainable design that will positively impact the environment, its tenants and users too."