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Seventh Day Adventist

The Seventh Day Adventist Church Head Office had been sharing premises with another church entity for 11 years.  As tenants, it was difficult to organise the space and make changes to the premises to suit themselves.

The administration office for NZ & the South Pacific needed meeting spaces for larger numbers and wanted the flexibility to accommodate future activities that they might pursue and develop over time.  The design of the old building prohibited them to achieve their strategic goals.  Owning their premises was a good investment.  It allowed them to start with a clean slate and design the right space for their requirements and future needs.

Malcolm & Sumner were responsible for the space planning and contract management of the project including overseeing the fit-out, supervising the base building upgrade and furniture procurement.

Graeme Drinkall, Chief Financial Officer, said as we are a church, we are scrutinised on how much we spend.  No one has commented on spending too much money.  Our budget included investing in the base building services and upgrading the telephony systems.  Both will reduce our running costs and long term overheads."
 
"Having an architect that designed, project managed and saw the project through to completion, gave us peace of mind.  We were comfortable with this approach and the process was seamless and trouble free.  Diane and her contractors provided a good quality job, on time and on budget."

"We haven't heard anybody saying anything negative about the premises.  The design resulted in a fresh, modern work environment with more natural light.  The staff make good use of the meeting rooms and library & storage facilities."

" Now that we have more open plan, rather than separate offices, we are noticing a better cooperative spirit among staff and the teams."

" We are in half the size of our previous location, using the space efficiently and still able to cater for future activities."

"Our new staff room has become a meeting place & a hub for conversation.  As we intended, our meeting spaces are being used by other tenants, church groups and the wider community."

"If you don't have the expertise, bring someone in to help.  To get Diane to overview the entire fit-out project didn't cost the earth.  We got continuity throughout the process and we came in under budget."

Graeme Drinkall, - General Secretary / Chief Financial Officer
Seventh-Day Adventist Church
P: (09) 250 1770
E: g.drinkall@adventist.org
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Auckland
 

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Established in 1991, Malcolm & Sumner’s design team appreciates for most businesses, relocating or refurbishing is a major undertaking and investment. Providing a seamless transition is vital.  We help our clients with creative solutions to transform their space, on time and on budget.

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