Contemporary office fit-out for legal firm by Gaze Commercial

Law offices split over two buildings featuring glass walls, a board room with operable panels, and clean, crisp aesthetic

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In the fit-out of law firm Tavendale and Partners, the staff café, in the same building as the lawyers main offices, includes a semi-private break-out space at the end.

When many of your clients are rural based, it's an added service if you can provide them with a location for meetings and temporary office space when in the city. This fit-out responds to just such a scenario catering to the needs of prominent law firm Tavendale and Partners, and its clients.

Interior architecture and design consultancy Gaze Commercial was asked 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, says Gaze's South Island executive director Michael Harris.

"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."


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The logo for lawyers Tavendale and Partners is etched on the operable glass walls of the companys boardroom.

The lawyers' main offices and staff cafe 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 law 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 or vacant."

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.

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New offices for law firm Tarendale and Partners are split over two adjacent buildings. The fit-out by Gaze Commercial has a clean, crisp aesthetic. The main law office, client centre and café are situated on the larger of the two floors.

"Compensating for some initial building supply issues, we were able to come on board early and work simultaneously with the base build keeping the project to time and on budget," says Harris.

To contact Gaze Commercial in Auckland, Wellington, or Christchurch, phone 0800 57 56 57, email: info@gaze.co.nz, web: www.gaze.co.nz

May 10, 2016
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