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Sustainability & Value Wins at Commercial Project Awards

Celebrating eight wins across four projects    

Arup, Dentons, Harbour Cancer, HW Richardson, and the Unispace New Zealand project teams celebrated eight award wins at the recent New Zealand Commercial Project Awards

The annual Commercial Project Awards, operated by the Registered Master Builders Association, sets the benchmark for commercial construction in New Zealand, recognizing teamwork and innovation across the building industry. 

Arup's Auckland workplace was the highest achiever on the night, receiving five awards, including the coveted Supreme Award; presented to the most outstanding entries of the competition. In addition, demonstrating the true value of the Unispace model, Arup also received the Value Award ($1m-3m).

Wellbeing, value, and community were key themes throughout the winning projects, each project a testament to the expertise, dedication, and collaboration of the project teams, clients, partners, and sub-contractors. 

Congratulations to all the 2024 winners and a big thank you to the judges, the New Zealand Commercial Project Awards, and to our clients and partners for their support and dedication. 

Arup, Auckland

Supreme Award, under $10m 

Value Award, $1m-$3m 

Environmental and Sustainability Award

National Category Winner, Commercial Fit-out 

Commercial Fit Out, Gold 

With a goal to be the most sustainable workplace in Aotearoa New Zealand, Arup’s Auckland workplace is targeting the ambitious Living Building Challenge, a globally recognized sustainability certification from the International Living Futures Institute. Inclusivity, well-being, and sustainability are at the heart of this workplace and Arup have had immense success with the workplace, consistently experiencing utilization of 95%. Read more here. 

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Dentons, Wellington

Commercial Fit Out, Silver

A beacon for emerging and established talent, Denton’s new Wellington workplace redefines the ‘traditional’ legal office. Uniting staff on one open-floorplan, the environment fosters an inclusive and collaborative work style. The result is a timeless and sophisticated workplace that reflects Dentons’ commitment to quality, innovation, and client experience, as the world’s largest law firm. Read more here

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HW Richardson, Invercargill

Commercial Fit Out, Silver

Built on family legacy, HW Richardson is one of New Zealand’s largest privately-owned transport companies with over 2,500 employees across New Zealand and Australia. Based in Invercargill, the HW Richardson Tower marks a new chapter for Invercargill’s central business district, contributing to the city’s broader rejuvenation. The design and delivery of HW Richardson’s Head Office fit-out significantly boosted the local economy through use of local trades and suppliers. Reflecting HW Richardson's 85-year-old, family-owned history, the workplace creates a sense of home for their staff.

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Harbour Cancer, Auckland

Healthcare, Silver

Harbour Cancer’s new treatment and wellness center prioritizes patient comfort and wellbeing. Colors and materials were thoughtfully chosen to evoke feelings of calm, warmth and welcome through oak, soft pastels and pinks. The treatment facility and wellness/rehabilitation area are intentionally split via two separate entrances, helping patients feel like they have moved into a different stage of their journey.

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