Earlier this year the Zespri Headquarters was officially opened in Mount Maunganui. This was a project the Impact Tiling team spent over 12 months working on and in this blog we look at some of the details of this unique project.
Having outgrown their 1970’s office after a period of extensive growth, Mount Maunganui based Zespri required a state of the art new Headquarters that better reflected the companies values and ambitions.
Officially opened in early 2020 this state of the art building is fast becoming the hub of the Kiwifruit industry. The massive 5264m2 building brings together fellow industry organisations such as New Zealand Kiwifruit Growers and Kiwifruit Vine Health, who are both now based out of the building, as well as offering meeting spaces for the wider industry to utilise.
With its modern design and commitment to sustainability, the $40 million building and furnishings include smart exterior facades which help reduce the need for temperature control, energy-efficient occupant sensor lighting and solar panels on the roof, rainwater collection technology and water-efficient plumbing fittings.
Working in stages, the Impact Tiling team spent over 12 months tiling all common areas, including the kitchen, bathrooms, and the expansive reception area.
In sticking with the sustainability theme of the build, porcelain tiles were chosen. As a man-made product, they’re an eco-friendly option to produce, with a minimal negative impact on the environment. Porcelain tiles are a great sustainable option as they are extremely durable, easy to clean and maintain and will last a lifetime.
Robbie says he and the Impact Tiling team really enjoyed working on this project as it was something unique and had a point of difference.
“The project as a whole was very unique and really enjoyable to work on. There was a lot of variation in the tiling in itself, with lots of different colour textures of the tiles and pillars. It was a great project to work on.”