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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."

“With multiple things going on at once it can be quite a challenge to move.  Diane understood the spatial & technical aspects involved and advised the trades our requirements on phone & data, security & cabling."

"Our new premises provide us an environment conducive for working well.  We like the views and the fresh, clean atmosphere of the new offices."

"Our staff have very positive comments about their work area.  We tried to make the experience of shifting as pleasant as possible for them."

"We are in a good location.  Our customers and potential clients can find us easily.  We also now have another source of income - we are able to rent out our training rooms to other associations."

"Its false economy to think you can do it yourself.  We were able to concentrate on the business at hand and know that it wouldn't cost our time & money to fix things later.  Malcolm & Sumner dealt with our landlord to ensure that our requests were properly implemented."

Ruth Davy - Branch Manager
Diabetes NZ - Auckland Branch
P: (09) 622 0551
E: ruthd@diabetesauckland.org.nz
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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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