A six-Green Star commercial office development in central Auckland
Leading New Zealand property developer Mansons TCLM recently opened a contemporary, 6 Green Star-rated commercial office tower development at 136-142 Fanshawe Street in Auckland’s CBD. Providing over 19,000 square metres of modern office space and with a seismic rating of 100 %NBS, the building features a large internal atrium, interconnecting air bridges and the provision for ground floor retail spaces to support the office tenancies.
A key success factor for the project is the building’s ability to attract and retain a variety of A-grade commercial tenants. The building’s design needed to be carefully considered to ensure it provides both large, open spaces and supports a variety of modern working practices.
Given the immense impact of commercial buildings on the environment, a key focus of the project has been to create a building with a high sustainability rating to support Mansons TCLM’s commitment to the environment. Throughout the building’s design, development and construction, Mansons TCLM has concentrated in particular on reducing waste, greenhouse gas emissions and energy consumption levels. The structure of the towers consists of eccentrically braced frames and concrete shear wall structures, reducing construction costs and the number of concrete beams required.