Cubro building a clear winner for CBC Construction

Posted By CBC Construction / 31 October 2016 / News / No Comments

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Tauriko Business Estate recently held its annual design awards for 2016 naming the Cubro building as its supreme winner and resulting in a third consecutive win for construction company CBC Construction.

The Excellence in Building Design Awards are an annual feature of the Tauranga-based business estate neighbourhood, showcasing the best in innovation, design and construction.

CBC Construction director Drew Beekie says contributing to the vibrant, high quality environment for Estate clients is nothing less than what they can expect.

“We are ecstatic to win this award for the construction of the Cubro building.  To have this received this accolade for the third year-in-a-row is indicative of the high calibre of people involved in our projects, who consistently deliver excellence from the early concept stage through to turning the key,” says Drew.

Designed to house over 6,000m2 of warehouse, showrooms and office space plus   5,000m2 distribution yard, the development successfully achieves the challenging functional requirements of a large storage and distribution building, as well as creating a vibrant and enjoyable open office space.  In short, this building is nothing short of an architectural masterpiece that would hold its own on the international commercial stage.

As a leading rehabilitation, medical and healthcare equipment solutions provider, it is unsurprising that Cubro pride themselves on the values of teamwork, integrity, compassion, family and innovation.  So, a great deal of emphasis was put on caring for the team when designing and building their new head office.

“Our client had diverse needs and wanted its company values to resound throughout the building, which are clearly reflected both inside and outside. 

“There's a sense of peace and openness with acoustics being an essential key to its success.  The wellbeing of Cubro staff has been the driver of this building's layout and choice of materials, which has been achieved on so many levels - this building is an absolute pleasure to visit," says Drew.

The interior is centered around mobility; mobile office, mobile staff and enabling mobility in people through their products. Curves were used abundantly to soften harsh corners and aid movement. A range of meeting rooms are equipped with the latest technology, communal meeting areas with special acoustics, and intimate focus hubs. Meeting pods have a hard, white protective shell and feature teak coloured wooden slats inside, which give an ageless appearance.

Cubro's high-spec detail takes it to a level that showcases the capabilities of the CBC team, architects, interior designers and contractors.  The base-building architect for this award-winning building was Wingate Farquhar and the interior design was completed by global leaders in commercial interior design Unispace.

“We are extremely proud of everyone involved who has ensured this building is a prominent and unique identity within Tauriko Business Park and the wider Bay of Plenty,” says Drew.

The judging panel was made up of:  Simon Clark, Colliers International, Director, Industrial; Andrew Collins, current branch President Property Council of New Zealand (Bay of Plenty) Branch and Director of Harrison Grierson; and Rachel Tabb, Director of Bubble Interiors, Architect.

High scores were given especially for aesthetics and innovation.  Judges recognised the emphasis put into the activity-based learning (ABL) environment as well as quality furniture and furnishings.  Plus, the extensive use of technology to create a fusion between staff, the staff café and gym.

Previous recognition of excellence in design and construction by Tauriko Business Estate to CBC Construction was in 2014 for the flagship headquarters for Jenkins Freshpac Systems, a specialist label manufacturing plant; and again, in 2015 for the warehouse and office complex for SIMS Distributing, which is a retail product supplier.

With three awards now in its back pocket one could be forgiven for thinking CBC has had its fair share of the award pie and could understandably sit on the laurels of its success.  But no, not this company.

According to Drew, this is not just a winning streak: “Our ongoing success propels the team forward to continue striving for excellence across all projects,” he says.

CBC Construction has an office in Auckland with its head office based in Tauranga.