Tavendale and Partners Offices – Christchurch

  • Client Tavendale & Partners,
  • size 10,527 sqft
  • Year 2016
  • Location Christchurch, New Zealand,
  • Industry Law Firm / Legal Services,
  • Gaze Commercial has developed the new offices of law firm Tavendale and Partners located in Christchurch, New Zealand.

    Gaze Commercial was invited to fit-out the new offices, located on the top floor of two adjacent buildings, connected by an airbridge. Both volumes are open and light-filled and the fit-out accentuated those key values.

    Meeting rooms, the cafeteria, collaborative spaces and general work stations are all pushed to the outer areas, optimising natural light and views. The services, stairs and lifts are set at the core. The lawyer’s main offices and staff café occupy the larger of the two spaces. Custom workstations here respond to particular functions – for example, litigators have their own break-out rooms for case work. Soft and hard partitions define areas of use.

    Across the airbridge, the sleek business centre is comprised of several meeting rooms – all of which can be booked by the firm’s clients. The boardroom’s glass walls slide back so it can open up to the wider space for functions. An advanced booking system lets staff know at a glance when it is booked.

    The entire fit-out reflects a focus on sustainable materials and features the go-ahead law company’s distinctive livery of grey, black, yellow and white.

    Design: Gaze Commercial
    Photography: Damon McPhail – Building Image Photography