Health service provider, Diabetes NZ Auckland, had previously owned and occupied an historic building in Mt. Eden. They decided to sell the building as they couldn't raise the funds to upgrade the building to meet the new earthquake standards. They had to work smarter and put the resources, they had, to better use.
They decided to relocate to a more affordable building and position themselves closer to high-need communities that they help. This tenancy, with some alterations allowed them to organise their teams better, re-design their retail shop, add extra storage, training facilities and vehicle parking for their vans.
Malcolm & Sumner were responsible for the space planning and contract management of the project including overseeing technical trades, liaising with the building manager, furniture procurement and coordinating the move.
Ruth Davy, Branch Manager, said we wanted to create an environment that would allow us to grow in the future. We made better use of the space for our staff and volunteers. We now have better functionality amongst the teams by providing them with meeting areas and break out rooms."
" I couldn't have organised the shift without Malcolm & Sumner's help to sort the details out. Having someone on board to assess our existing furniture and planning the layout of the new office assured us that our three teams would have enough space and work more efficiently."
Ruth Davy - Branch Manager
Diabetes NZ - Auckland Branch
P: (09) 622 0551