"We have an opportunity," says Mansons TCLM director Culum Manson, "with the revitalisation of this quarter of the city, to create not just campus-style buildings, but an entire campus precinct centred around increased pedestrian access and businesses that are engaged at a street level."
Situated across the road from Telecom Place, 162VIC, the company's next development, continues this theme.
"With this new venture, we've taken the concept we began with Telecom Place and applied it to a single-building development," says Manson.
"Large, efficient floor plates make use of open sightlines to foster interdepartmental communication a key component of the Telecom design."
Sustainability, too, plays a crucial role, with Telecom Place taking a leading role.
"Almost all new large office developments have some element of green, but I think Telecom Place goes beyond this to embrace sustainability in a very innovative and progressive way," says Townsend. "The building's location, water consumption features, lighting, temperature and electricity consumption, as well as interior fit-out, were all exhaustively scrutinised to ensure that Telecom Place exceeded expectation. This approach earned the development a coveted, and well-deserved, 5 Green Star Office Design rating from the New Zealand Green Building Council."