GHD House, Napier St, freemans bay
The Napier St project was purchased by Manson's in 2010 as a currently resource consented project that defined the form, size and scale of the proposed project. JCY and Mansons' worked to develop and simplify the proposed consented design to ensure the intent of the design was captured while integrating efficiencies into the design and construction.
The Napier St site is located on the edge of the Victoria prescient and is bounded by the edge of Freemans Bay. It provides an enviable city fringe location with ease of access to all main arterial routes with incredible views out over the Auckland Skyline. The site has the form of a simple quadrant.
The curved northern outer edge of the site fronts the edge of the newly lowered motorway providing the opportunity for significant frontage facing the motorway and high levels of visual exposure. The building design is a 6 level commercial building consisting of two full levels of basement car parking providing 225 car parks and four levels of office space over. The office floors consist of three full floors of 2,700 sq.m GFA each with the top sixth floor level containing a smaller 380 sq.m.
The building has a total GFA of 8,600 sq.m. The building is designed and developed to achieve a 4 star Greenstar rating. The result is a building in a first-class location offering premium office space with incredible views out over Auckland skyline with a significant motorway frontage and visual prominence. The project was completed in 2013.
NZ Property Council Awards - Commercial Office Property Excellence Award 2014