Kapiti Coast District Council is currently planning to transform Paraparaumu to be the heart of the district and the primary focus for retail, commercial, cultural and civic activity. The site situated on what will be effectively “Main Street” in the future was a perfect location for the development of a contemporary styled office building.
The land on the northern boundary features an open stormwater culvert and a large open field. The road is on the eastern side therefore the northern and eastern aspects of the building are prominent and were required to have significant architectural merit.
Large windows bring plenty of natural light into the office environment, enabling the occupants to enjoy the outlook and, along with the Euroline cladding provide strong exterior façade features.
The organisation that was leasing the upper level is a computer based company that employs mainly younger people therefore they required open plan work areas for hot desking, communication and socialising. The environment had to be relaxing, vibrant, flexible and totally up to the specification required for a state of the art, modern, computer based office.
Access to and around the building was also very important to all prospective tenants and the owner as this would enable flexibility on many levels for now and the future.
“ Before building my recent commercial property at 129 Rimu Road, I had never experienced a new build before, either commercially or residentially. I had heard many stories from others so I knew the importance of getting things right, especially from the beginning. When looking for an architect I asked local people and the name ADarchitecture kept being recommended to me.
The commercial property market can be very competitive so I needed a building that not only stood out from the ordinary, but would also be as future proof as possible, while meeting all safety and building standards, and within an acceptable budget. Jon Ambler and his team at ADarchitecture met, and often surpassed these requirements. Jon and his team would often arrange meetings with the builder, tenants and myself so that mutually we could find solutions so that we all achieved a successful outcome.
Now the building is complete, all the tenants, builder and myself are very proud of 129 Rimu Road and are grateful for the professionalism of Jon Ambler and the team of ADarchitecture. ”
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