WMZs long association with Progressive Enterprises has involved the upgrading of their Head Offices at Favona Road in Mangere, Auckland. The first part of the project was the design and construction of a new 2 level office building sitting next to and linked with an existing 1980s era office building. The design intent for the new building has been to carry through the proportions and spandrel lines of the existing building into the new building, but with a contemporary palette of cladding materials and high performance glazing with solar control louvers. The building interior is predominantly open plan to allow for ongoing flexibility in terms of the various departments within Progressives head office corporate structure.
The second part of the project was to completely gut and redesign the existing interior to match the new building interior. This needed to be done whilst the staff remained on-site, thus presenting the project team the task of designing and staging work to allow Progressives staff and departments to carry out their day to day work. This was done with the co-operation of all those involved in the project.