Architect: Architex New Zealand
The O'Connell Street offices is an extensive commercial fit out project located in a character building in inner city Auckland. Comprised of a four storey and a three storey block, Eagle & Franich were tasked with sealing the access between the blocks, effectively dividing the building in two, then completely refurbishing all the floors above ground level.
In the three storey section of the building, Eagle & Franich undertook a significant amount of interior demolition due to being badly fire damaged. The base building exterior walls and ceilings were lined and finished ready for tenants to commence their own fitouts. New services and facilities were installed, including new toilets, sprinkler system, electrical systems and common area lighting.
In the four storey section of the building, Eagle & Franich completed the interior fit out for a hairdressing salon on the first floor and a corporate media events room on the second floor. On the top floor, the open plan office space features sandblasted brick walls, exposed and painted timber roof trusses, plus a roof terrace accessible through new french doors. Freestanding cabinetry forms contain new bathroom and kitchenette facilities.