Located opposite the verdant Victoria Park on a large site bordered by Fanshawe, Halsey, Gaunt and Daldy streets, the new Fonterra Head Office was jointly developed by Fletcher Building and Goodman Property. We were involved from the outset of the project, providing project planning and preconstruction advice before constructing this building as the first stage of a multi-building precinct development.
The seven storey, 16,000m2 Fonterra Head Office building included an additional basement level carpark (accessed via the neighbouring VXV3 building carpark, which is a four-level basement structure, also being built by Fletcher). The building design responds to Fonterra's environmentally conscious and sustainable approach to business, with environmental initiatives such as:
• grey water harvesting,
• a highly engineered building façade to optimise natural light and occupant comfort and minimise energy use,
• external 'green walls' spanning the full height of the building, and
• energy efficient lighting and air conditioning.
The building design responds to Fonterra's environmentally conscious and sustainable approach to business.
Office floor plates have a net lettable area of between 2,050m² and 2,350m², with a central atrium space with shifting voids and atrium edge conditions at each level. This premium grade office space boasts regular and contiguous floor plate design, along with minimal column interruption.
Our work scope also included precinct laneways and a plaza to be utilised by all tenants of the precinct and the wider public. This plaza includes reed-bed gardens and a combination of cast in-situ concrete and trafficable desking timber, all built over a vehicles tunnel leading to the underground car parks.