AMP Advice First
Auckland Central Library
Auckland Central Police Station
Auckland Council Customer Service Centre and Bledisloe Lane redevelopment
Goodman Property Trust
Henderson Police Station
Manurewa Police Station
Plant and Food Research
Rolls Royce Motor Cars
Team McMillan BMW
AMP Advice First
AMP is a leading life insurer and retirement savings provider, helping thousands of Kiwis by providing financial advice and services.
When AMP were looking for an innovative and collaborative design partner to establish a new Northern Hub, GHDWoodhead creativespaces were a natural fit.
GHDWoodhead creativespaces designed an open floor workspace focused on flexible working styles that enhance cross-team collaboration and communication. Meeting rooms and shared spaces are
flexible and connected to allow for a wide range of meeting types, including audio visual conferencing.
AMP and subsidiary AdviceFirst relocated several of its teams into one floor plate and wanted an adaptable environment.
The brief for the look and feel of the fitout was a welcoming, residential aesthetic rather than a clinical and stark corporate one. They were keen to move away from the outmoded white look to a relaxed
This was achieved by the design team with polished concrete flooring, textural black ceilings, strandboard joinery and cladding, pops of feature colour and innovative acoustic and lighting solutions.
Staff also enjoy a well-appointed café facility with banquette feature fabric and exquisite finishes which provides a familiar and relaxed environment.
Feedback from the user has been overwhelmingly positive, with the décor, creative planting and fresh kitchen proving to be a hit with both staff and visitors.
Having recently completed the fitout design for the AMP Northern Hub office, GHDWoodhead creativespaces were asked to develop a concept for the staff café at the AMP Centre in Auckland central.
The brief for the look and feel of the fitout was to create a contemporary and welcoming social hub, that staff and visitors could be wowed by. The undisputed highlight of the existing space however were the views of the harbour and city.
To celebrate and emphasize the views, the café was increased in size slightly to accentuate the harbour outlook, with a previously obscured window, revealed to great effect.
The kitchen joinery was also rearranged with a large horizontal straight worktop and practical storage options. The central island with expresso café machine can be used on either side, as both food preparation and seating space, with the provision of new fast charge USB access ports, an added feature for staff.
The new look and feel has an innovative industrial aesthetic, it brings to mind a retail café from Kinglsland or Ponsonby, with polished concrete flooring, textural black ceilings, timber and matt black joinery, a tiled splashback and eclectic furniture options including timber leaner, banquette seating and high back soft seating.
Copper Pendants and creative planting including stacked mobile plant walls, sky planters, potted herbs and climbing plant wall are highlights.
The adjacent training rooms have been refreshed, and when left open, allow the café to spill into the area creating a large engaging area, perfect for hosting client or staff functions.
The café can now double as an impromptu meeting space or agile working zone, with back to back high back leaner booths contributing multi-use options.
Feedback from the user has been overwhelmingly positive and the new café has proved popular, with the décor, creative planting and barista coffee verifying a success with both staff and visitors.
Creative Spaces were selected by the newly formed Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development to undertake the design and project management of their new three floor premises at Princes Wharf.
Client Project Manager Janine Grainger offered the following appraisal of Creative Spaces’ performance:
"Creative Spaces delivered a fitout that is functional, fit for purpose, and aesthetically well-designed, all of which was achieved within tight budget and time limitations. As a public sector organisation, mindful of expenditure, we reused a significant amount of soft fitout from our previous offices, and required prudent design of the hard fitout components. Creative Spaces managed to work within these constraints to produce an end result that is stylish and enjoyable to work in."
Auckland Central Library
When Auckland Council decided to relocate the Children's area of their Central library, the new location, visible from the main entry provided an opportunity to create a vibrant and exciting first impression. The result is a vibrant hub for the library and a fun space for families to enjoy. This is a flexible space where a wide range of activities can be held, including storytelling, reading, and play events.
The high ceilings created an opportunity for suspended features and creative lighting elements, while the large back wall provides an excellent backdrop for display and colour. The creative concept for the area was based around the fantasy Kiwi kids story, "Once Upon a Time, a Taniwha came to visit my tree hut."
A ‘Treehouse' forms a central focal point for the area sitting on a section of raised floor, it is an ideal location for story-telling, with the interior providing another quiet reading space.
The ‘Taniwha' is an abstract, fun, sculptural element; used to separate the area from the rest of the library, with plenty of shelving, display areas, and recesses creating reading nooks and cubby holes. The design process involved reviewing traditional methods of depicting a Taniwha (wood carving) and essentially carving out the space from 3 dimensional forms. An intuitive, flexible shelving system was developed that to allow flat and face up book display alternatives. The feature graphic artwork which adorns the treehouse and taniwha was a collaboration between a local iwi artist and the design team.
Auckland Central Police Station
The New Zealand Police wanted their refurbished Central Auckland station to be welcoming to the public, and provide a modern, agile environment that would enable flexible working and increased collaboration between their staff.
A new easily-identifiable front entrance connects with the building's existing design, and is preceded by a welcoming, spacious courtyard, complete with seating, bike parking, and landscaping. Once indoors, members of the public are directed to a front counter where they can speak to Police staff.
Various team "neighbourhoods" enable staff to find one another easily, but there are no assigned desks, supporting the Police's shift toward activity-based, collaborative working. A variety of breakout and meeting spaces suit different purposes, and high-back seating and leaners provide spaces for impromptu meetings in the open plan area.
Vibrant blues and greens create a fresh, but familiar colour palette. Primarily neutral, with splashes of colour and acoustic treatments including hanging, three-dimensional screens and ceiling lattices, the fitout is classic and timeless.
A social hub provides a flexible space for staff to relax and unwind, with furniture that can be shifted to suit different room configurations. Adjacent to the social hub, community meeting rooms provide comfortable, welcoming spaces for whānau (family) support services.
Creative Spaces authored a new Workplace Strategy for the whole of Auckland Council across the region, and was subsequently engaged as primary consultant to undertake the design, documentation and site observation of the new workplace at 135 Albert Street over almost 30 levels of the former ASB Centre. The strategy was the driver for Council to move to more flexible, mobile and collaborative workstyles, across both the physical and virtual realms, and enabled by technology. The project involved the refurbishment and total upgrade of a 1990s era building into over 28,000 square metres of 5–star rated Green Building Council accredited office space. In addition, Creative Spaces designed the refit of 10 levels of the Bledisloe building to accommodate over 1,000 council staff.
The new workplace environment has no offices and is designed to allow occupants to transition from individually assigned workspaces to totally unassigned workspaces without any change to the physical environment. The ability to be fully mobile within the workplace, if required by the user profile, is an important part of the Workplace Strategy.
The Workplace Strategy project started in late 2012 and the design and delivery phases of the project continued through to late 2014, by which point the 3500 Council employees in the Auckland CBD were relocated from leased and surplus buildings into two primary locations.
Auckland Council Customer Service Centre and Bledisloe Lane redevelopment
Auckland Council needed a vibrant new space within the refurbished Bledisloe House in central Auckland, where they could serve Auckland's community and ratepayers.
Our team designed a welcoming, engaging customer service centre, and shopfront glazing and a canopy to connect the center with the redeveloped Bledisloe Lane outside.
Once dark and uninviting, Bledisloe Lane is now lighter, brighter, and safer, with a new glass canopy that creates a modern, seamless connection with the surrounding buildings. Clear sightlines draw the eye through to the customer service centre and the popular Aotea Quarter beyond, creating an inviting environment for people to engage with social, cultural, and business activities.
The customer service centre itself focuses on the differing needs of Auckland Council's customers, inviting people to select an interaction that suits them best. Graphics, colour, and technology create simple but inviting transition and record gathering zones. Customers can speak to Auckland Council staff directly, or manage enquiries, payments, and more at user-friendly self-service kiosks.
High-performing, and requiring limited capital and operational costs, the redevelopment enables Auckland Council to deliver excellent service, while connecting with a thriving hub in the heart of the city.
Bunnings were looking to create an attractive environment that would reflect their well-known brand and welcoming, family-like working culture.
Their new two-floor fitout provides spaces for flexible working and opportunities for collaboration and social interaction. A new internal stair links working areas to the energetic social hub on the upper floor, where a covered deck maximises views and creates space for socialising, promoting a friendly, interactive work culture.
To reflect the Bunnings brand, materials are used throughout the office that can be found in their popular hardware stores. Building materials are displayed in creative ways, kitchens are fitted with Bunnings' own kitset range, and the Bunnings colours are used throughout the office in workstation screens and furniture.
The new space promotes more variety in ways of working, brings staff together professionally and socially, and reflects what clients, contractors, and staff know and love about Bunnings.
Cerebos Foodservice is one of New Zealand's largest and most respected foodservice companies, providing leading brands with the finest quality products.
Their move to the historic AEPB building in Newmarket, Auckland, was a much-anticipated change, enabling everyone to come together in one space.
The building is split over two levels, with open-plan office spaces and additional meeting rooms on the upper portion. There are open collaboration spaces in the lower area, and a café acts as a transition point between levels. A long ramp with bright red carpet connects these spaces visually, and gives the users an elevated view over busy Nuffield Street.
The Food and Coffee Studio is adjacent to reception, giving visitors a rare glimpse into behind-the-scenes preparation of their Cerebos' Gregg's products. Copper colours surround the exterior, emulating a large roasting vat. Extract ducts run into other areas of the building, and highlighted in bright yellow. Punctuated by colourful seat pads, plywood tiered seating frames the interior of the café, and can seat the entire company and visiting groups for functions.
The heritage values of the AEPB building add interest to the new fitout. An old kauri wall was repurposed to create a large sliding door and an honours board for the sales team, and other materials were repurposed as meeting room doors, reception desks, and cladding for the café tree house.
The original space was an early trial of the Circular Economy Model Office design method, which uses minimal new material. Areas of the ceiling structure are left exposed, revealing existing steel roof trusses and large concrete beams, reflecting the original industrial nature of the business.
Based on Auckland's North Shore, engineering consultancy Chester has been operating for over 30 years. They approached us to create an environment that would align with their new branding and reflected their values, within their budget constraints. Chester have a strong focus on their people and outcomes, and their vision was to bring their growing team together in an inviting, fun, and future-proof environment.
The completed fitout provides a technology-enabled, friendly, and collaborative working environment, coupled with an impressive, modern front-of-house space for clients. A custom-designed feature wall celebrates the company's history and values, with emphasis on "Positive people, delivering positive outcomes."
Creative Spaces was engaged to provide design services for Crowe Horwath's move to arguably the best office space in the city, namely the top floor (Level 29) of the PwC Centre. The floor enjoys spectacular and unrivalled harbour views extending from Rangitoto to the Harbour Bridge.
The design has a warm and professional appearance, with a fresh and vibrant feel, expressive of the Crowe Horwath culture. The colour palette complements the exceptional views, with Reception and Client areas harmonising with harbour tones, workspace areas relating to the Cityscape and the Café to the distant land and sea views.
Previously, Crowe Horwath were accommodated over two fairly uncoordinated floors. The move to a single efficient floor plate has provided a more productive work environment and facilitated communication within the organisation. The new design incorporates considerably improved and flexible client presentation facilities reconfigurable into multiple settings through the use of two operable walls.
Known for their creative influence and original ideas, DDB New Zealand sought to create a welcoming experience at their new office, which includes a working production studio and space for numerous sub-brands and groups.
Initially separated over five floors, DDB moved to a two-floor space, where we created a new open-plan fit-out. Natural light and timber workdesks give the working space a warm, comfortable feel, and the open-plan layout encourages collaboration and connection.
A vibrant boardroom and social area on the upper floor provide spaces for teams and clients to meet in a relaxed setting, with stunning views of Auckland's Kauri Point and the Waitematā Harbour.
On the lower floor, much of the building's existing structure remains exposed, and the industrial nature of the predominantly black production suite, contrasts with the warm, sociable atmosphere of the upper floor.
The result is an unpretentious, sophisticated interior that is welcoming and inspiring to clients and employees alike.
Goodman Property Trust
In 2017, commercial property owner and developer Goodman undertook a company-wide transformation, which included a new office space in the KPMG building, in the centre of Auckland's Viaduct precinct.
With the goal of achieving a green star rating for their office refurbishment, we designed a sustainable and flexible space, which highlights Goodman's new direction.
Their transformation included a shift away from traditional allocated workstations, to an agile working environment, with 38 sit-to-stand desks for their 50 staff. The remaining workspace includes leaners, quiet pods, telephone booths, soft seating areas, and meeting rooms, encouraging collaboration providing freedom to work in the manner best suited to the task at hand.
Polished concrete floors, and exposed ceilings and services form an industrial aesthetic, softened by greenery and warm timber accents throughout the space. To highlight Goodman's dedication to sustainability, we developed a series of ‘green stories' which are illustrated throughout the building, articulating the company's values and practices to staff and visitors alike.
The result is an inspiring and collaborative space, that speaks to Goodman's dedication to sustainability, and showcases their passion for doing things differently.
Henderson Police Station
Henderson Police Station is challenging the perceptions of modern law enforcement, with two new refurbished spaces.
Incorporating flexible working styles and technology, Whāngaia Ngā Pā Harakeke ("the Whāngaia," which means "to foster or nourish," in te re Māori) is a shared space for police, local iwi (tribes), and community organisations to reduce family harm.
Inclusive and collaborative, this space reflects the partnerships fostered within, that will protect and serve the local community. Timber screens, acoustic features, feature lighting, and a variety of furniture creates an agile, open-plan space, where staff have the freedom to choose a workstation that suits their needs.
Resene Colour Awards judges have described this project as "cleverly breaking down barriers with colour, bringing the police and the community together in a positive environment where all are welcome."
Allowing for future growth, the staff café has been transformed. Natural light streams in, and a refreshed outdoor terrace creates an informal space to celebrate and relax. This space has become the ‘heart' of the Henderson Police Station, where staff can meet and connect.
In Christchurch's inner city Innovation Precinct, Kathmandu Head Quarters exudes the company's values of integrity, resourcefulness, passion, determination, and environmental action, and a love of travel and adventure.
We designed their new offices and reception area with these values in mind. On the ground floor, reception walls use recycled timber salvaged from earthquake-damaged buildings, while the concrete around the core of the building is left exposed, creating an industrial, metropolitan feel. Level 1 houses the design team, where green carpet is offset by recycled timber walls, and the kitchenette has been aptly named ‘The Campsite'. Level 2 reflects ‘urban adventure,' with a monochrome palette and feature neon lights, and scaffolding frames creating a collaboration space.
As is expected for a leading outdoor equipment provider, form is just as important as function. Tents can be assembled inside and outside, and open-plan areas with magnetic whiteboards showcase new ideas and products.
The design showcases Kathmandu's commitment to sustainability, achieving a 5 Green Star design rating, and providing its employees with welcoming, fit-for-purpose working environment.
The Labtests project required Creative Spaces to deliver highly specified, services-intensive laboratory facilities in a very short timeframe. The scope included selection, design and fit-out of the site for the main laboratory, as well as fit-out design for the various proposed collection sites around Auckland. The laboratories house a number of specialist services and were designed to a very specific brief. They include contamination controlled air-conditioning, special gases, air extraction and de-ionised water.
Leighs Construction is one of New Zealand's leading construction companies, based in Christchurch. They deliver construction projects across a number of sectors including commercial, primary industry, agriculture, retail, health, education, and government throughout New Zealand and overseas.
When Leighs were looking set up their head office and relocate to a new building in the centre of Christchurch, Creative Spaces worked collaboratively both with Leighs and the Building Architect Sheppard & Rout.
The Canterbury earthquakes in 2010/2011 irrevocably damaged the High Street precinct, with Victorian and Edwardian streetscapes and lively laneways changed forever, and most of the heritage buildings demolished. 219 High Street, formerly the Strange's and Glendenning Hill Buildings, at the corner of High, Lichfield and Manchester Streets was in April the first to open in the core CBD.
A proud employer, the interior fitout for Leighs is about recognising that every worker needs time that is uninterrupted to concentrate and attend to specific tasks such as thinking and ‘head down' work.
Collaborative working with one or more people is encouraged with soft seating and a large breakout space on the ground floor. Structural reliability and integrity is important to staff, and having the structure visible creates trust with the Leighs staff and visitors. The interior palette of warm timber, black and corporate yellow complements the industrial setting of the architecture with exposed concrete walls and exposed steel structure.
One of Australasia's largest food and beverage companies and integral to New Zealand's retail, hospitality, and tourism industries, Lion Breweries operates from the heart of Auckland.
Originally spread over two locations, Lion merged into one 5,100sqm building. The new premises is adjacent to State Highway 1, which stretches the length of the country, from Cape Reinga in the north, to Bluff in the south. With this in mind, the two floors are referred to as the North (upper) and South (lower) Islands, and are each then broken down into "urban" and "rural" zones, reflecting the lifestyles associated with Lion's products.
The fitout includes reproductions of residential buildings with timber moldings and windows, a fish and chip shop, and walls clad with beer crate timber. Custom-made "dinghies" (small row boats) are converted into seating, and laneway-style passages with faux-brick walls and graffiti connect collaboration and meeting spaces. Enclosed meeting rooms are identifiable by their distinctive wallpaper and furniture, and singular spaces for focused work capitalise on the natural light that enters the building from the perimeter.
The communal kitchen area sits at the heart of the building. Ceiling panels are removed to expose services, defining the space. Colourful bentwood furniture, banquette seating, and the location next to the staircase connecting Lion's North and South Islands encourages connection and great conversations.
This project developed as a result of the desire to co-locate two separate libraries, the Research Library and administration at Ronwood Avenue and the Community Library in the Westfield Shopping Centre, in one location in the Manukau City Centre.
Creative Spaces was commissioned to help evaluate existing buildings to establish their suitability for providing library accommodation. The selected building at 3 Osterley Way provided sufficient space on two floors and was ideally located on the Northern side of the Civic Square - the library 'activating' the square's northern edge and contributing further to what is perceived to be a 'civic precinct'.
Whilst co-locating the two libraries provided significant benefits for customers and staff, they still provide quite distinct services and, because of the limited floor areas, it was decided to locate the Community Library on the ground floor and the Research Library on the first floor and to reinforce the connections between the two as much as was possible in an existing building. Planning focused on providing a customer-centric, intuitive layout, providing spaces for quiet reflection, study and community participation and display.
The interior design used as its inspiration the existing physical context (external paving, existing shop front glazing) and our knowledge of the community the library serves to create an interior of highly decorated surfaces acknowledging the decorative traditions of Pacific Island and Maori culture and the history of human activity in Manukau.
Manurewa Police Station
Creative Spaces, in association with GHD, have completed the refurbishment of Auckland's Manurewa Police Station. This challenging project involved adding 1200m² of new space to the existing 1050m² Police Station situated on a very tight town centre site.
The existing building was a complex collection of spaces and roof forms. In the refurbishment, the existing single level building was gutted internally and reorganised to house the bulk of staff on the ground floor around a central naturally lit atrium and circulation space.
The additional floor space is predominantly provided on the new first floor which accommodates the lunchroom, lockers, Youth Aid and Community staff. The innovative design solution of an additional storey simplifies the roofscape and construction methodology of the building while retaining excellent interconnection between staff and workspaces. The remodelling has created large open plan spaces providing better staff communication within the Police Station.
Leaders in corporate and finance law, Mayne Wetherell moved from Auckland Central to the Wynyard Quarter, and wanted an interior fitout that would to embrace the informality and innovative thinking of the area.
Mayne Wetherell had already adopted open plan workspaces in their original location, so the focus of their new premises was to create a flexible, non-hierarchical space that their staff and clients would enjoy. The new premises needed to embody comfort and quality without being too formal, and adopt a refined residential aesthetic, rather than that of a traditional corporate.
Staff can chose from adjustable sit-to-stand desks, or shared workbenches with optional screen dividers. Modular designs allow workdesks to be repositioned easily, enabling teams to be flexible and arrange themselves as best suits the projects they are working on. The flexible work environment encourages learning and sharing of ideas, and provides collaborative spaces for juniors to be mentored by senior staff.
Finishes includes polished concrete floors, bespoke routed timber panels, and black joinery and hardware, with soft furnishings and custom designed rugs in neutral blue-grey tones. Capturing the essence of Mayne Wetherell's culture, the atmosphere is welcoming, timeless, and sophisticated.
Creative Spaces was engaged to design a new space that would be very different to McConnell Group's existing and very traditional offices. McConnell's brief was for a creative, inspirational, collaborative space that made the most of its exciting new harbour-side location and views. The new environment was not a typical office building, and this created the possibility to make a real statement using some of the not so traditional features of the space.
The existing floor was split into two tenancies, making it necessary to relocate the existing stairs to the mezzanine area. Careful consideration ensured the stairs were seamlessly integrated with the other finishes and did not detract from the client's desire to have a view through to the rest of the office.
Following the original fitout project, Creative Spaces delivered an extension in the form of a new suite of offices, accompanied by meeting spaces and a large boardroom. The boardroom is central to the design as the Group regularly holds a range of meetings - from large, formal gatherings to informal collaborations. This area was made a feature through the use of unique timber boardroom doors that are essentially a piece of art. The corridor linking the boardroom area with the open-plan offices continues this theme using prominent timber joinery to striking visual effect.
NZ Live won the contract to provide the 24/7 TV service for the TAB's two horse racing channels. Creative Spaces was contracted to design and project manage the highly specialised TV studio fitout at 60 Stanley Street.
The state-of-the-art facility incorporate four TV studios plus backup facilities and offices. Other TV programmes such as "7 Days" are now also produced and broadcast form the venue. The project was delivered under stringent timelines to achieve the "go live" date set by the Racing Board. The fitout was complex involving highly specialised acoustic design and coordination with the sophisticated I.T./data installation.
The scope included integration with the base building and close liaison with the Landlord.
In 2015, when Officemax were looking for the establishment of a new flagship retail store to showcase their commercial interior furniture and café products, the involvement of Creative Spaces as a proven leader in commercial interiors was a natural fit.
A new concept in retail for Officemax, the brief was to move away from the traditional retail store, and provide a solution that was more residential in feel and catered to the more sophisticated business customer. This is very much an aspirational showroom, with a facility for customers to come meet within the showroom.
While the traditional stationery offering is still evident, it does not dominate the space, and is presented in a more refined and understated way.
A café in the centre of the store is used as both a place to collaborate with potential customers, but also a corner to showcase the Officemax café products, such as coffee machines, coffee beans, speciality teas and appliances.
A minimalistic timber “reception” concierge desk, with display shelving and devoid of impulse product display, replaces the traditional cluttered point of sale counter.
The result is a sophisticated showroom that compliments the new direction of Officemax in the corporate environment.
A leader in the premium wine and liquor industry, Pernod Ricard needed a new fit-out for their head office space in central Auckland. The refurbishment aimed to bring their people together, in a fresh environment that encouraged collaboration and transparency.
Previously spread over several floors, Pernod Ricard decided to move to one central floor, across 1800m2. GHD designed a simple, tasteful fit-out, that would highlight the premium brands they represent.
As visitors enter the main reception area, they are treated to all-encompassing views of the harbour and main atrium. A highlight is the central bar area, designed to represent the ridgeline of Brancott Estate. Glass meeting pods create sweeping views throughout the open plan office area, while the open atrium floods the space with natural light, complementing the greenery used throughout.
Given the open layout, it was imperative that the acoustics were managed, to reduce noise and provide a welcoming atmosphere. Quilted fabric was installed across the partition in the reception area, and hanging baffles guide people through the space visually, while acting as a secondary sound absorber.
A simple colour palate represents the crisp, clean wine varietals our country offers. The result is a welcoming space with a distinctive New Zealand theme.
Plant and Food Research
Plant and Food Research's historic Cunningham Building opened in 1939, and is the oldest building on their Mount Albert campus.
The building lacked social spaces, so we converted the outdated office and storage spaces into a new social hub that encourages staff interaction and collaboration in a fresh, modern environment.
The ground floor is now home to a café, staff kitchen, and collaborative meeting areas. Level one holds formal meeting spaces, and is connected to the main office building with a covered pedestrian bridge.
An eclectic mix of modular furniture creates flexibility for social, meeting, and dining areas. Salvaged science cabinetry and equipment from old laboratories reflects the building's history, and has been repurposed into custom joinery units to divide the space. Strategically placed pendant lighting and geometric motifs in the carpet tile design also define the different areas.
The buzzing culture of the café hub has converted the Cunningham from being a dull office space into a lively work environment, which has truly become ‘the heart' of the campus.
Rolls Royce Motor Cars
Showcasing for the finest in automotive craftsmanship, the new Rolls-Royce showroom in the heart of the Newmarket prestige vehicle retail precinct required a high standard of finish and attention to detail that is representative of the brand.
Creative Spaces worked closely with Rolls-Royce to produce a showroom that realized the best opportunities offered by the location while also fulfilling the requirements of our New Zealand client. The Rolls-Royce worldwide brand identity standards formed the basis for the look and feel of the showroom. These were then crafted into a design that responded to the unique spatial layout provided by the building shell.
Imported natural limestone finishes to walls and floor provide a subdued and elegant backdrop, while a tensioned ceiling of translucent film, lit from above by three hundred light fittings, bathe the vehicles on display in a seamless wash of light. A customer lounge provides a place to relax on the finest hand woven carpet and leather furniture surrounded by Walnut veneer wall displays.
Creative Spaces provided full design and build services, managing all suppliers and contractors to provide our client with a single point of contact and the assurance that the showroom would be completed to the exacting standards required by Rolls-Royce, all in time for a fixed grand opening date.
Team McMillan BMW
The Team McMillan BMW project comprised a significant extension and refurbishment of the existing building, incorporating a new showroom with mezzanine office accommodation. Creative Spaces’ scope involved full architectural, interior design and project management services.
A staged approach allowed continued operation of the facility during construction. Refurbishment included new facades, roof finishes, reconfigured interior spaces and new interior fitout and finishes. Louvres were installed to control heat build-up whilst still accommodating the penetration of natural light deep into the double-volume space. A new retail concept store was also delivered as part of the project. Substantial upgrade of building services was incorporated with the design for sales, administration and service offices including new lighting, power, voice/data and mechanical services.
- Civic Community and Justice
- Commercial and Workplace
- Healthcare and Wellbeing
- Retail and Hospitality
- AMP Advice First
- AMP Cafe
- Auckland Central Library
- Auckland Central Police Station
- Auckland Council
- Auckland Council Customer Service Centre and Bledisloe Lane redevelopment
- Cerebos Greggs
- Crowe Horwath
- Goodman Property Trust
- Henderson Police Station
- Leighs Construction
- Manukau Library
- Manurewa Police Station
- Mayne Wetherell
- McConnell Group
- NZ Live
- OfficeMax Christchurch
- Pernod Ricard
- Plant and Food Research
- Rolls Royce Motor Cars
- Team McMillan BMW