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Business North

October 2016

DEVELOPMENT » Stack

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Funky new look for office complex Karen Phelps 68 Sale Street in Auckland has been transformed into a funky inner-city office complex thanks to a complete refurbishment by Stack. The company was engaged by Triumph Capital to undertake the design and project management. The building has two street frontages – 68 Sale Street and 109 Cook Street. The basement level is the new home for Giusto Bar Eatery, which Stack also designed the interior fitout for, and an office tenancy. It’s part of a new trend that Stack has seen over the past year or so with café and restaurant spaces becoming the hub of social interaction and fits in well with an office environment, says Stack project manager Daryl Howarth. “They’re no longer a space to simply sit down and eat. They’re a quiet space to work on a laptop; a place to meet colleagues; or a space that’s intended to be enjoyed as you linger over your lunch,” he says. 68 Sale Street includes ground level car parking with two levels of office space above. The building was stripped back and a raw, industrial edgy design delivered with exposed ceilings and concrete polished floors. According to Daryl the biggest challenge was the tight project deadline of just 10 months for the build. Along the way as tenants were signed up their fit outs had to be incorporated into the base build. Lanta Interiors & Construction was employed for the building works and Stack partnered with Brown Day Group for the design of the building envelope. “This project demonstrates Stack is creative, flexible and adaptable. We have a talented team that can successfully deliver a project from base build to fit out. We’re not just in interior design company, we are much more,” says Daryl. Based in Auckland, Stack has a track record spanning approximately two decades with a reputation established on a strong commitment to creating unique and functional business environments, says Daryl. When undertaking a project the company focuses on incorporating in-depth knowledge of technology and workplace services infrastructure as well as creating a link between brand, culture and the productive energy of the workplace environment. The company works both locally and throughout New Zealand and clients include some of New Zealand’s most respected businesses and international corporations with projects recently

Funky town: the basement level at 68 Sale Street is the new home for Giusto Bar Eatery,

Photos: Rebecca Swan

completed for AIG, AMP, OCG, IAG, Baycorp, BDO, Mediaworks, Toyota, Zurich, Cash Converters, Harper Collins, Hesketh Henry and Global Dairy Trade to name but a few. The company has worked on many award winning projects and has just been named a finalist at the 2016 BEST Design Awards for its work on the Maersk Line fit-out. Daryl says that the company aims to make each project a process that is enjoyable and not disruptive for clients with robust project management and budget planning services to ensure projects are delivered to the highest standards of quality, financial accuracy and programme integrity. This extends to even the early stages of looking for the right space with the company offering a before lease analysis of space options to help clients make the right choice. “We know that the work we do has an impact on business success,” says Daryl.

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Business North - October 2016  

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