Peakstone is a privately owned, Singapore – headquartered company representing Asian capital that is committed to transforming its commercial assets in Australia and New Zealand. They approached us late in 2019 to transform 1-7 The Strand in Takapuna, Auckland. The building comprises just over 11,000m2 over 5 floors, with great sea views, however it was very tired, requiring a full refurbishment and repositioning in the market. The overall vision for The Strand refurbishment and base build is to provide the office building with a new lease of life; to modernise the façade, make it more inviting, upgrade the services, upgrade lobbies and common areas, and uplift the look and feel to a modern & contemporary workspace, that tenants would want to thrive in. We completed the overall concept, with the first phase of construction being the main lobby and the completion of new End of Trip facilities for tenants.
Previously the building did not have a main lobby as it was tenanted by Auckland Council and the lobby formed their reception with redundant teller counters and different changes in floor level opening onto open plan office areas. The new design defines the lobby, flanked by newly formed tenancies and leads you through to the lifts plus also extends to a rear lobby with new End of Trip facilities. The new End of Trip facilities provide good quality shower and changing facilities with lockers available via a tenant’s access card. The design of the lobby softens the form of the space, with the use of curved walls, lighting and timber panels. Finishes are light and elegant whilst still endeavouring to be durable and timeless. Feature lighting has been added to highlight the height of the space previously ignored and adds a link to the level 1 lobby which will be refurbished to link with the main lobby in the next phase.
Building Refurbishment and Base Build