Brookfield Multiplex has delivered New Zealand’s premier commercial property — The Deloitte Centre, situated on Auckland’s Queen Street.
The building, which recently won the Supreme Award for the Registered Master Builders 2010 Commercial Project of the Year, is now — at 21 storeys — a significant addition to the Auckland skyline.
The building spans an entire block, with four street frontages on Fort Street, Shortland Street, Queen Street and the historic Jean Batten Place.
In consideration of this unique structure, the existing Jean Batten Building facade sympathetically integrates into the new architectural structure, creating a welcoming street level presence.
In addition, sculptures commissioned from local and international artists enhance the entrance and lobby.
Regional managing director Tim Pope says Brookfield Multiplex prides itself on delivering certainty and quality for its clients.
“This award showcases to our potential clients, and the property and construction industry as a whole, that Brookfield Multiplex ‘out-performs’,” Mr Pope says.
“Our unique combination of development and construction expertise, financial strength and global knowledge means clients and partners trust us to deliver what we promise.”
As a long time member of Registered Master Builders, Brookfield Multiplex enjoys the benefits that the Association provides, including business networking, industry representation at forums, events, presentations and being part of the annual awards.
“The Commercial Project Awards are well worth entering. The application process is efficient, judging is carried out appropriately and the industry recognition is significant,” Mr Pope says.
Mr Pope says one of the key attributes of winning this award is the recognition of industry peers in the quality of a project that Brookfield Multiplex develops, builds, owns and manages.
The RMB judges said the clever retention of the old facade structure, integrated with a new building, made the project stand out from other entries.
“The construction accuracy of this modern and complex commercial building makes this a very deserving winner of the 2010 Commercial Project of the Year,” judges said. “It is a truly seamless integration between old and new, a magnificent and well-executed high-rise building.”
The Deloitte Centre also won the Retail and Business Project Award.
The Awards are made possible through the support of principal sponsor PlaceMakers, and supporting sponsors James Hardie, Gib Living Solutions®, Pink® Batts® Ultra® (Tasman Insulation), Nulook, the Department of Building and Housing, and Meridian.
Entries are now open in the Registered Master Builders 2011 House of the Year and RMB Commercial Project Awards, in association with PlaceMakers.
For information about the competition, visit the Registered Master Builders web site atwww.masterbuilder.org.nz.