Innovation and imagination on show at 40 Bowen Street

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Bevan Hartley


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40 Bowen Street has been recognised at the Property Council New Zealand Rider Levett Bucknall Property Industry Awards in Auckland.

The project received an Excellence honour within the RCP Commercial Office Property Award Category.

40 Bowen is the third building to be completed at Bowen Campus, a mixed-use precinct adjacent to the Beehive in Wellington.

Designed by Tennent Brown, 40 Bowen is built to 100 percent New Building Standard and is the second project in Wellington to include fluid viscous dampers for exceptional seismic resilience.

It provides large open floor plates, offering workplace flexibility for its occupiers, EY, Fujitsu, Generator, Dentons and Simpson Grierson, and a total NLA of 10,200 square metres over six levels.

Rider Levett Bucknall in Wellington Principal Bevan Hartley said,

As the latest stage completed for the Bowen Campus, it has been fantastic to be involved in the construction of 40 Bowen Street. The finished product is outstanding in every way and is reflective of the premium assets that Precinct Properties provides for its tenants.

Rider Levett Bucknall in Wellington Managing Director Tony Sutherland said, “We have seen strong demand for high-quality green office spaces from both the public and private sectors. On completion of 44 Bowen, the Bowen Campus will support 5,000 workers. This has been a visible landmark development for the city of Wellington.”

A finalist within the RCP Commercial Office Award Category, RLB was engaged by Deka Immobilien to complete the commercial refurbishment of the Shortland and Fort in Auckland’s CBD.

The project comprised end-of-trip facilities, multiple lift lobbies and shafts, cladding, doors, and active and passive fire protection.

An upgraded emergency path egress, gymnasium, restaurant, cafe and dining areas completed the transformation.

The project was carried out efficiently, with consultants working proactively together to deliver a space that connects people, fosters creativity and collaboration, and enhances human health, productivity and performance.

Rider Levett Bucknall Director Steve Gracey said, “Upgrades delivered in separate packages can be more complicated than you’d expect. It is testament to the project team that the project was seamless in its execution. Unlike a typical retro fitout, it involved significant building services, including new lifts, and cladding replacement as well as an extensive internal fitout.”

Hosted by Property Council New Zealand with the support of Principal Sponsor Rider Levett Bucknall, the Property Industry Awards is the most prestigious property awards programme in New Zealand, celebrating excellence in design and innovation in the built environment for over 20 years.

Rider Levett Bucknall in Auckland Managing Director Steve Gracey said, “It has been RLB’s great privilege to play a role honouring the extraordinary achievements of our industry’s true gamechangers. Congratulations to the 2023 winners for being part of a world-class showcase of purpose-driven spaces.”

Whakamihi to all the winners
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