PROJECT MANAGEMENT

Project Category
Office


Project
New Zealand Corporate Head Office for Mercury Energy


Project Manager
Alec Dunn


Client
Mercury Energy


Location
Newmarket, Auckland


Size
7,800 sqm.


Services Provided
  • Initial Agreement to Lease / Development Agreement advisory services.
  • Negotiations with basebuild developer.
  • Project management of fit out works.
  • Contract administration.
  • Engineer to contract.
Challenges
  • Delayed commencement creating contractual issues and programme pressure.
  • Close coordination with the basebuild contractor / developer was needed to prevent unnecessary costs and construction programming impacts.
  • Ensuring high quality of delivery in terms of the three KPIs; cost, programme and quality.
  • Incorporating tenant fit out requirements into the basebuild.
  • Integration of extensive IT and AV requirements into the delivery programme.
  • Managing staged handovers of the construction works.
Outcome
  • RDW provided a turnkey service from initial Agreement to Lease / Development Agreement negotiations to project handover.
  • The end result achieved the client brief and exceeded the client and their employees’ expectations.
  • Completed on time and within budget.
  • Modern and energy efficient accommodation and services/features.

Client Testimonial

‘Rebbeck Dunn Watters (RDW) was appointed by Mercury to assist in securing new office premises to consolidate four offices into one. The scope of that contract included providing industry guidance on commercial and contractual negotiations, initial budget scoping and general project management. It resulted in the confirmation of our new site and Development Agreement with Mansons TCLM Ltd.

RDW’s guidance in the appointment of the wider Mercury consulting team was critical and contributed to the success of the project. The scope was defined in the project, but on many occasions, RDW went above and beyond that scope to progress the project. Their broad expertise allowed the early identification and subsequent resolution of issues as they arose.

Our business does not have particular expertise in commercial property, and RDW very capably filled that gap and provided sound professional advice to Mercury throughout. The project was completed on time, within 5% of the budget and at a level of quality that has been achieving high praise, including a nomination for the Interior Awards.

I would have no hesitation in engaging RDW for any subsequent projects or recommending them to others.’

Duncan Annandale
Property Manager
Mercury