22 Boulcott St
Quantity Surveyor: Rob Shirer
Site manager: Upega Laulu
Foremen: Terry O’Brien, Tony Smith
Media and News printing has a long history at the site being the former home of Fairfax New Zealand and has been known in more recent times at The Dominion Post. The property was built as part of a network of buildings stretching from Willis Street through to Boulcott Street. The Boulcott Street properties have been home at various points to a variety of areas of the printing and newspaper making business from editors and writers rooms, make-up and photography studios, to mechanical printing rooms which utilised lithographic techniques.
McKee Fehl is undertaking an extensive redevelopment of the site that will see the building being completely transformed. Incoming tenant Transpower are relocating from their current locations at 93 and 96 The Terrace to be housed in one building.
The building will have over 8,400m2 of office space accommodated across large open plan floor plates. A new glazed atrium will be created transecting the building east-west through the centre of the building. The new atrium will allow natural light into the heart of the building and allow visual connectivity across the building.
Parts of the existing structure will be retained with seismic strengthening bringing the building up to 100% of the National Building Standard for Seismic Performance. Part of the building will be rated to 130% of NBS. McKee Fehl are constructing the building under the New Zealand Green Building Council’s Green Star program and will be targeting an Office Built rating. The project will also be targeting a 5 Star NABERS NZ rating for energy efficiency. The new energy efficient design will include new building services and interior fit out.