Tauriko Business Estate names Sims Distributing winner of annual building design award

Posted By CBC / 14 October 2015 / News / No Comments


For the second year running Tauriko Business Estate has recognised excellence in design with their annual excellence in design awards and this year Sims Distributing has picked up the award for their warehouse and office complex at Tauriko Business Estate.

The 6,250m2 warehouse, 1,100m2 office and 7,800m2 yard (comprising a full site area of 13,145m2) was built by CBC Construction and designed by Wingate Farquhar.

CBC Construction managing director Drew Beekie says “To say we are pleased to receive this accolade is an understatement. We acknowledge the time and effort that goes into the judging process by a panel of industry experts, and to win this award two years in a row is outstanding for us. The CBC Construction team has a collaborative approach to deliver nothing less than excellence for our clients and is essential for everybody involved in our building projects, from beginning to end. We achieved that with construction of the SIMS building.”

Sims Distributing Managing Director Chris Currie says “We are extremely pleased with the completed building. We set out to create a modern and capable building to support the growing needs of our business. The design went through a few early concepts before tracking down the current layout and finish but this was well worth the time as we have future proofed ourselves in a building that reflects our company ethos.”

Tauriko Business Estate Commercial Manager Rachel Emerson says the award process showcases innovation, design and construction. “The collaboration of these three aspects contribute to the vibrant, high quality environment we have come to expect at Tauriko Business Estate. For the second year running we were impressed with the high standard of entries. The Sims Distributing building complex is an outstanding example of design excellence.

The independent judging panel made up of Simon Clark from Colliers International, Andrew Collins from Harrison Grierson and Rachel Tabb from Bubble Interiors. Rachel Tabb says the SIMS building was a worthy winner. “The use of natural materiality – glass balustrades, polished concrete floors and stunning oak panelling - leading visitors up the open stairwell to the offices, gives the public spaces an understated classic feel. We loved the light-filled atrium at entry and felt the spacious open office and showroom areas were well designed to capture natural light. We also noted that both office/showroom areas and the warehouse were well designed for efficiencies and to allow for flexibility and growth.”

Described as the most sought after business location, Tauriko Business Estate continues to go from strength to strength. Rachel says “There has been in excess of a dozen buildings under construction at any one time consistently across the year establishing the Tauriko Business Estate as the largest area of concentrated commercial construction in the region. The complete lack of vacancy and options for lease at Tauriko has seen the speculative developers remerge securing positions in prominent locations. We are thrilled with the level of activity, which is a combination of land sales, turn-key design build projects and tenants”. And with more and more businesses moving in Tauriko Business Estate it’s expected the calibre and competition for the annual Design Awards will continue to set a high benchmark for excellence in design.