Bauer Media Group

Client: Bauer Media Group
Architect/Specifier: Gaze Commercial
Location: Shed 12 CWD, 77 Cook Street, Auckland
Project Size: 4,500m², 350 staff
Photographer: Dean Renton
Project Management: Beca – Matt Walls

Novi Tech Adjust Workstations – Single Desks & Pods of 2, 3, 4, 6
Link Desk Mounted Screens with removable Autex panels
Folder Shelves
T50 Operator Chair

Bauer Media is a highly regarded, international company who required an office space that would be inspirational for creative people. Below, you can see the scale of the Bauer Media project and the design ingenuity that went into it.
This was a Gaze Commercial design project, the design team including Siavesh Momeny, Jane Pilkington and Sharyn Donn. A 4500m2 workstation and seating fit-out for 350 staff in the re-purposed City Works Depot, central Auckland. A challenging install with the unique site featuring many floor level variations necessitating detailed workstation setup and levelling, and construction delays greatly reducing the furniture install time. The Crestline install team rose to the challenge working late into the nights, and completed the install perfectly on time, in full, on spec, and 100% right first time, with no call backs or remedial works required since completion in July 2013. It was a fascinating challenge converting a historical workshop into a functional dynamic office. The Crestline team enjoyed working on the furniture aspect of the interesting design brief, leading to a great result.

You may not have over 300 staff or a historical workshop to convert, but whatever size project you are planning, this proves the value of a collaborative approach with professional designers and dedicated furniture system specialists.

“Bauer Media Group moved into new premises at Shed 12, The City Works Depot, 90 Wellesley Street West on the 12th July 2013. Our move date was achieved within the challenging budget and timeframes we set. 

Bauer carried out a comprehensive and detail review of the market and furniture suppliers in NZ. Crestline was selected to supply our Desks, Task Chairs, Café Seating/Tables and the Breakout Sofas and Leaners. Crestline helped us achieve our key objectives in supplying suitable quality, cost effective furniture. Delivery was professional, installed on-site on time.”

Wayne Fletcher – Chief Financial Officer, Bauer Media Group (NZ)

“Crestline Furniture Systems (Crestline) were engaged by Bauer Media to supply and install new desks, office chairs and other furniture for the fitout of their new offices at Shed 12, City Works Depot, Auckland. Beca were engaged by Bauer to Project Manage fitout of the new premises, this included the procurement, engagement and coordination of the works that Crestline undertook.

The project was of significant size with approximately 350 staff and a gross floor area of 4500m2. The programme for the project was also tight with a fixed end date that had to be achieved.

Crestline’s works were a critical component to achieving the successful move of the Bauer team from their previous premises on time.

Throughout the contract the Crestline team were easy to deal with, kept their promises and communicated regularly and clearly. Variations were minimal and were always discussed and confirmed prior to being incorporated in the final design and scope of works.

The final installation on site required Crestline to adapt their plans and work in and around a number of other contractors. This was done without complaint and the full installation was completed on time and to a high standard.

Our client is extremely happy with the outcome and Crestline were a key contributor to the success of the project. The quality of workmanship has been exceptional with no defects reported to date, some six weeks post completion.

I would not hesitate to work with Crestline again in the future and would recommend them to others without hesitation.”

Matt Walls – Project Manager, on behalf of Beca Carter Hollings & Ferner Ltd

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