To celebrate and recognise excellence in design and construction this year we launched the inaugural ‘Tauriko Business Estate Design Awards.’
This annual award will recognise and celebrate excellence in industrial design and construction in the built environment at the Tauriko Business Estate and applaud those who demonstrate innovative thinking and value the covenants ensuring quality as much as we do.
The judging panel selected Jenkins Freshpac Systems as the inaugural winner. Judging was based on a five key criteria; Functionality, Aesthetics, Innovation, Longevity and Compliance. The judging panel was made up of Simon Clark from Colliers International, Andrew Collins from Harrison Grierson and Rachel Tabb from Bubble Interiors. The judges said “With the winning entry, the 3 judges were most impressed with the attention to detail throughout. From the bespoke pattern to the exterior concrete slabs and slatted screening on the exterior continued through to the entry and feature slatted timber ceilings in the meeting rooms, to the consideration given to view shafts and panoramic windows from not only the office area, but workshops too.
There was a real functionality to the layout with large glazed areas providing transparency between the office, manufacturing and warehouse areas and helping to promote a “one team” approach to their business. The retractable walls between meeting rooms and the design of the interior wall between the manufacturing and warehouse areas also provide a very flexible work space, now and over time. Great landscaping and the use of graphics and vibrant colours throughout added interest. Overall the building emanated a “feel-good” factor that must make it a lovely place to work.
Jenkins Freshpac Systems Marketing Manager Mel Yates, who worked on the fit out for the building, says they’re naturally delighted with the award. “I think it’s fantastic Tauriko Business Estate has created this annual Design Award. It acknowledges how the Estate is really growing and it was really nice to win. We have a fantastic location at Tauriko Business Estate with a lovely aspect. We really worked hard to make sure, in designing the building, that we utilised the view we have for all to enjoy and to achieve complete transparency throughout the organisation. The open-plan nature means all staff can see all aspects of our operation.”
The Jenkins Freshpac Systems building was built by Tauranga-based CBC Construction, owned by Drew Beekie, and designed by Auckland’s Aqua Architecture.
Congratulations to Jenkins Freshpac Systems, our inaugural winner!