Frucor Beverages Offices – Auckland

  • Client Frucor Beverages,
  • size 20,839 sqft
  • Year 2014
  • Location Auckland, New Zealand,
  • Industry Food / Beverage,
  • Spaceworks has designed a new office environment for Frucor Beverages in Auckland, New Zealand.

    After completing their staff cafe, Frucor Beverages came back to Spaceworks to design and develop their office premises. The brief outlined their desire for a kiwi bach theme, fresh and relaxed, with the integration of their established brand value colours, but in a polished and professional finish.

    Not only did the staff need move into an open plan environment, but there was a great need to create areas for both formal and informal meetings, and spaces where the staff could breakout and collaborate with one another. There are two types of breakout areas; soft seating with a coffee table, while the other is a solid ash timber bar leaner with stools for a more casual chatty scenario. Both of which are used for informal meetings and team catchups, which are a strong Frucor value; team input and feedback needed to be easy.

    The colours were originally sporadic around the building, so for each area a lacquered screen was developed to create a harmonious connection of their core values in a slick and streamlined way. By establishing this piece in each department, it then allowed the freedom to use the value colours as each department wished; as seen in the soft seating. The breakout spaces had to be fun and relaxing, but functional.

    To the glazing are custom photographics, each of which are different Coromandel Beaches. These graphics still allow light to flow into the internal core spaces, while adding a great kiwi outdoor touch.

    This successful design has developed into a roll out, and will be evident throughout their entire South Auckland premises over the next several months.

    Photography: Allen Nicholson