Smales Farm Building B:Hive

Client: Smales Farm
Timeframe: Due March 2017
Total value: Confidential

Components: A family owned development that has transformed from a functioning farm to an office park catering to large corporates

Project description:

Smales Farm is a family owned development that has transformed from a functioning farm to an office park catering to large corporates on the North Shore. The new vision for Smales Farm focuses on place, space and community to lead the next stage of growth – from technology office park to diverse urban community.

Building B:HIVE will use four 2,000m2 NLA floors to house a mix of large commercial and medium size tenants in flexible zones that can be continuously adjusted to suit the needs of any customer as operators grow and change.

Internally, the building form will take its character from organic void and stair shapes while the façade will contribute to site wide sustainability initiatives with its integration into the buildings operations systems.

The B:HIVE ground floor and greenhouse will see a number of retail and hospitality outfits create a new mixed use space for consumers inside and outside the farm.

 

Our role

Xigo are providing project management through all phases including feasibility, urban design development, documentation, procurement and construction.  Xigo provided high level strategy planning for the project to mitigate the risks associated with working within a CBD site with ongoing commercial and public activities needing to take place throughout the project.

Xigo is currently managing the design and consent phase of B5 having developed an aggressive programme that ties together staged building consents and design deliverables that can be incorporated into a main contractor procurement strategy prior to administering the contract.

Main challenges

  • Resource consent and urban design requirements
  • Extensive consultation with multiple stakeholders public and private
  • Mixed use development.