Auckland Council Workplace Strategy

KEY STATS 

  • Office
  • Space for 3,400 employees
  • 37,000m2
  • $75m

Auckland Council’s Workplace Strategy project is the consolidation of council accommodation from multiple locations over 30 months, from the preparation of a workplace strategy to completion of occupant relocation. A broad team of experts was assembled to address every aspect from governance through asset due-diligence and acquisition, real estate and change management, design, programming, consenting, procurement, construction, including soft fitout, FF&E and ICT delivery, commissioning, progressive occupation and make- good works.

The project provided workplaces for 3,400 employees. Enablers of change included council’s deep commitment to workplace as a tool for transformation, the involvement of international specialists in consultation and workplace strategy, dedicated change management resources, and a market-leading ICT strategy.

Green Star certification to 6-Star Office Interiors was achieved. 37,000 square meters of CBD office space was refurbished and fitted out to meet the high standards established in the workplace strategy. Major drivers were minimal cost to change, technology-enabled mobility, location-independent knowledge management, and a shift from individual work-settings to multi-settings to provide flexibility, adaptability and choice in how employees work, and provide purpose-designed environments for every work task.

“Pragmatix people have provided an excellent project management service across a large, complex programme ensuring our strategy came to life safely, on time and within budget. They displayed a can do, solutions focused approach, quickly establishing key relationships to ensure demanding and variable customer and stakeholder expectations were met in a friendly, efficient and effective way.” 

IAN WHEELER | GENERAL MANAGER PROPERTY | AUCKLAND COUNCIL

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