Xigo Projects Win at 2019 Auckland Architecture Awards

The New Zealand Institute of Architects‘ (NZIA) Auckland branch announced 44 winning projects at their local awards on 1 May at the ASB Waterfront Theatre. Amongst the winners were three recently completed Xigo projects:

Commercial Architecture Category Winner – Plant and Food Research, Hamilton Building
On the exterior of this seven-storey laboratory/office block, horizontal spandrels that carried the service ducting were ripped off, to be replaced with a lovely green glazed facade, while retaining the projecting corbels as a nod to the original, and introducing a big new “saddlebag” that now contains the services and hangs over one side of the building. Read the full story here.

Heritage Architecture Category Winner – Plant and Food Research, Cunningham Building
The Cunningham is a model of restoration: a charming, fully functional and future-proofed mid-century building that staff, clearly, love to hang out in. Read the full story here.

Interior Architecture Category Winner – B:Hive
The B:Hive is a five-storey building housing 800 people working for 100 different companies. The grand unifying factor is the central staircase, a sweeping, curving, magnificently inspirational bright orange ribbon that connects the floors and – at least as important – challenges the building’s occupants every day to be their best creative selves. Read the full story here.

Our Partner across the Tasman, TSA, appointed on Major Australian Roads Project

As part of the TSA Management Group, we are delighted to announce that TSA has been appointed to the major roads project, WestConnex, in Sydney, Australia.

A partnership between HKA and TSA Management has been appointed by Roads and Maritime Services to provide contract management services for WestConnex Rozelle Interchange.

The AU$3.9 billion project is the final part of WestConnex, Australia’s largest road project, and is part of an integrated transport plan to keep Sydney moving; easing congestion, creating jobs and connecting communities. The Rozelle Interchange is a new underground motorway interchange, connecting the M4 and M5 to Anzac Bridge, City West Link and Victoria Road at Iron Cove, and also a connection to the future Western Harbour Tunnel.

TSA and HKA will lead the provision of contract management and project management services to Roads and Maritime in managing the activities performed by the D&C Contractor.

Andrew Wilson, CEO at TSA Management notes, “We’re very pleased to be working with HKA and RMS on this important part of the NSW State Infrastructure Plan. The complementary skills that TSA and HKA brought to the project were always apparent to us and we’re very pleased that RMS recognised the skills and experience that our team will bring to the WestConnex Rozelle Interchange. We’re looking forward to this collaboration.”

Those who have worked with us and TSA in the past will be familiar with our ‘best for project’ leadership approach, by fostering a collaborative environment, delivering excellence and superior outcomes, and acting with absolute integrity. We believe that our clients benefit from the kind of expertise we get access to working as part of the wider TSA group. With the addition of the WestConnex project to our collective roads experience we are well positioned to offer major roads and infrastructure project management services across Australia and New Zealand.

Get to Know our People and Their Stories – Scott Bracey

At Xigo, we celebrate our successes, especially when it comes to our people. Our people are essential to who we are and why we do what we do. Scott Bracey is one of our talented Project Managers, and his path to project management has been quite an interesting and super one!

Scott graduated from UNITEC with a Bachelor of Applied Technology, majoring in Marine Engineering. From there, Scott began his career in Marine Design with Auckland-based Manson Anchors, Bowmaster and Manson Marine. Some of the boats he has worked on are certainly impressive, from speed boats to superyachts. Scott spent three years leading design teams working on significant marine projects before transitioning into a project management role for the above companies.
Scott’s calm and collected with a great sense of humour. His capable demeanour puts clients and suppliers at ease. He’s a bit of a star on our 7-a-side footy team. We interviewed Scott to find a bit more about his work and what drives him. (more…)

TSA Continues its Expansion across the East Coast

SYDNEY, 5 December 2018 – TSA Management’s (TSA) growth trajectory continues with further expansion, this time in Australia. In its second acquisition for the year, TSA will see Canberra based project management organisation Xact, join the business this month.

Xact is a successful independently owned project management business, delivering ’client-side’ project and program management services, through every aspect of planning and delivery of capital works projects. (more…)

Meet the 2018 Keystone Xigo Scholarship Winner

The annual Keystone Awards evening was held on 25 October 2018 at Generator @ GridAKL. The evening was a wonderful celebration of the achievements of all the winning students with Katrina Jordan being named the proud recipient of the 2018 Keystone Xigo Scholarship.

Katrina is in her first year of a Bachelor of Urban Planning (Hons) degree at the University of Auckland. Her chosen degree reflects her passion for the relationship between people and their environment and her desire to address current local and global cultural and environmental issues. (more…)

Join With Us As We Enter a New Phase

We are excited to announce Xigo and TSA have teamed up! Two of Australasia’s most forward thinking and ambitious project management firms have joined forces to create a business with significant international reach and exceptional capability.

TSA Management is a specialist, independently owned project management company, with 200 project managers across the East Coast of Australia. Like Xigo, they specialise in providing independent project-based services to private sector and government clients undertaking capital works projects across a range of sectors including infrastructure, education, healthcare and aged care. (more…)

Xigo Campaign Goes Live

If you have seen some of our little adverts popping up around the place, and have clicked through to our website then welcome to Xigo!

We just wanted to let you know who we are, and what we do as a company. We’re a switched on collection of project management professionals who guide clients through the required processes for the delivery of construction, building and infrastructure projects. From the start to the finish. So have a look around and if you think we are ‘Best for your Project’ then give us a call. We’ll be delighted to talk!

Xigo Appoint New Directors

Xigo are delighted and excited to announce the appointment of Andrew McDonald and John Pengelly as two new Directors to the Business. These appointments not only recognise the considerable contributions Andrew and John have made to Xigo’s business, but also signal exciting times in Xigo’s growth and succession planning.

We take this opportunity to congratulate Andrew and John and welcome them to the board.

Andrew joined the Xigo team in January 2013. He has a strong background in project management procedures and processes and is experienced across a range of industries including design, construction and IT. He has also delivered projects using best practice methodologies for a range of multinational and local clients as well as a strong theoretical grounding from his PMP qualification. He has the ability to build and develop relationships with all involved parties and possesses excellent communication skills. Notable major projects during his time at Xigo include Northwest Shopping Centre, Pullman Auckland Airport Hotel, Datacom new head office and the Auckland City Mission – HomeGround project.

John’s Xigo career started a month after Andrew in February 2013, initially as Christchurch and Wellington Manager focusing on Christchurch post the earthquakes. A construction professional with over 25 years’ experience in the New Zealand and the United Kingdom.  John has hands on experience in the delivery of large scale design build projects.  He is strong in the project definition and strategic phases linking Client’s business metrics to project outcomes.  John recognises the big picture on complex projects, engages with all stake holders to map out drivers, dependencies and risks to provide value-based solutions that are “best for project”.  Some of John’s notable projects include Xero’s head office, the redevelopment of the entry and ground floor of the Beehive, and currently the New Zealand Defence Force HQ and the redevelopment of Wakefield Hospital Campus.

We look forward to Andrew and John bringing another dimension to the Xigo board and adding to our strength and depth.

From ‘Strength to Strength’

At Xigo we know that good project management is not all about speed, but that’s exactly what it was about on the  24th March when 25 Xigo employees and partners took part in the Dual multisport event on Motutapu Island. Xigo participants were represented in almost every event on offer, including running the half marathon, the 42K mountain bike race, and the hardy that did the triathlon. The profits from the Dual go towards protecting Motutapu and keeping it predator free, so it’s all in a good cause too.

It’s been a very busy last six months at Xigo (what’s new there?), and with demand for our services ever increasing we have been on something of a recruitment drive. This has worked out incredibly well and we have some fantastic new hires. New additions to the Auckland office so far this year are Dean, Grant, Hamish, Rachel and Theo. Our Wellington business continues to go from ‘strength to strength’ and we have just signed the lease to increase our floor area into the East wing of level 7 Customhouse Quay, to facilitate more meeting space, break out areas and room for our local team, which is now 15 people strong. This includes new hires Gareth, Zolna and Jarryd.

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Quality Aged Care Facilities Require Quality Project Managers

As the demand for quality aged-care facilities increases, so does demand for project managers with a proven track record in this sector. In tune with this, the portfolio of care home projects for Xigo’s Wellington office continues to grow, with two new developments currently in the pipeline. Xigo are providing full project management services to client Presbyterian Support Central (PSC), including consultant engagement, design management, procurement and eventually construction contract management. Both developments are based in Wellington.

“Xigo have been working with the PSC over the past twelve months, providing project advisory services and project management on some of their exciting new developments and we have a very good working relationship with them. We also respect what they are doing, providing elderly people with high quality accommodation and facilities appropriate to their needs. Our expertise in this area is growing apace, but we always enjoy the challenges that come with new projects,” says Xigo Director Andy Mallard.