PROJECT MANAGEMENT

Project Category
Industrial


Project
DLA Piper Office Fit-out


Client
DLA Piper


Location
Levels 14 & 15, PWC Tower, Commercial Bay, Auckland CBD


Size
2,660 sqm


Case Study DLA Piper


Services Provided
  • Project management
  • Contract administration
  • Engineer to Contract
Challenges
  • Delays to the base build construction required a reorganisation of RDW’s fit out programme in order to mitigate flow-on issues and impacts.
  • A number of clashes with the base build construction (services installed incorrectly) which had to be rectified before the fit out could be completed.
  • Multiple fit outs happening concurrently in a large, new building presented access challenges.
  • Covid-related delays and challenges impacted the later stages of the project.
  • Noise control specifications between office meeting rooms was very high. Base build components and services created unique challenges.
Outcome
  • The project was delivered successfully – completed on time, with exceptional quality and on budget. DLA Piper became one of the founding tenants in the new PWC Tower - a world-class office environment capturing stunning views. The award-winning office space incorporates an organic arrangement of timber-lined spaces and a striking spiral staircase in the centre of the floor plate. Excellent staff amenities provide a truly 21st-century office.
  • Strict attention to health and safety throughout the project resulted in no injuries.
  • Non-integrated with basebuild contractor. Unlike other fit-outs within the building RDW had absolute control of cost and programme.
  • Overcoming access challenges required diplomacy and careful management to ensure continuous access for personnel and materials in what was a very busy site, to enable our programme to progress on time.
  • RDW applied meticulous attention to detail in planning the project to ensure optimal coordination between various teams working on the fit-out.
  • RDW took the decision to procure locally sourced material and furniture where possible to avoid Covid-related delays with offshore supply. This was also to part fulfil the environmental targets that were set.
  • Diplomacy and open communication with the landlord, Precinct, ensured issues were able to be rectified without impacting project timelines.