The Strand has undergone a substantial transformation from old warehouse space to character showroom/retail. Vantage Group has completed a redesign on a large warehouse, positioned alongside the long-standing flagship store Matisse Furniture. This transformation has created a large retail complex of 1,300m² with an additional 345m² in a more modern tilt slab building. Both buildings will look to accommodate retail/showroom/homeware tenancies. With new glazing and a piazza at the rear, the building’s occupants will enjoy an abundance of natural light and easy access. Additional car parking will also be to the rear of the property providing a total of 30 carparks. The property is minutes away from motorway access and has a number of public transport options nearby making it a desirable location.
Working with award-winning architects, Cheshire Architects, Vantage Group has redesigned 56 Parnell Rd into a sophisticated office building, providing onsite food and beverage amenities. Already onsite is the successful 46 & York bar, which has been joined by a new onsite café Eight Thirty Coffee nestled within the newly refurbished exterior courtyard. The main lobby area has undergone a significant rejuvenation, lined with travertine floors and walls giving a sophisticated flare to the building common areas. The ground floor (ex Westpac) now accommodates My Food Bag's development kitchen. With its extensive glazing opening up onto the rejuvenated gardens and courtyard, the premises are ideal for a retail showroom.
Retail Hospitality & Office Conversion
Early in 2008 Vantage Group purchased the shell for our new offices on Drake Street in Freemans Bay. As we were working with a blank canvas, we were able to create a fit-out to meet our exact requirements. Working in conjunction with Fearon Hay Architects, we have created a fantastic work environment - relaxed yet formal. This project was completed in December 2008.
Bespoke Office Fit-Out
Vantage Group purchased 9 Nelson Street in 2008. The building had been left derelict for six years, but has now been rejuvenated, creating stunning character offices over two levels with onsite car parking. With sandblasted exposed timber trusses and beautiful concrete insitu walls with steel-framed glazing and quality fittings, this space has truly been transformed into one of Auckland’s most striking workplaces. Located at the base of Nelson Street and within walking distance of the Viaduct Harbour, it is certainly in a desirable location.
Industrial Office Conversion
Purchased at the start of 2007 this property consists of three self-contained units featuring an open truss roof, polished floors and concrete walls. This working environment sets itself apart from the rest. With both levels containing approximately 350m², a modern, functional office space with character appeal was created. Working closely with the Fearon Hay Architects and the Engineer, Vantage Group worked to give this property a new lease on life as well as addressing a seismic upgrade of the structure to ensure the end product can be enjoyed for years to come.
Boutique Retail & Office
This property was purchased in late 2006 as a true redevelopment project. Initial architectural concepts included additional floors and conversion of the building into a modern office/retail structure. Mindful of the character appeal of the building, value was added to the property by implementing tenancy relocation and conducting an era-sensitive interior and exterior refurbishment programme to bring the building back to its former glory. Special attention was made to accentuate the kauri, exposed brick and other character features that the structure possessed.
Character CBD Office & Retail Rejuvenation
326 New North Road was constructed in the 1930s, originally for a shoe manufacturing business. When Vantage Group purchased this historic property in October 2008 we immediately commenced demolition and intensive renovations. These works were fully completed in April 2009 and the property now provides our tenants with high spec, upmarket offices ranging in size from 120m² to 540m² over two levels. The property has high ceilings with exposed timber trusses, polished timber floors, designer kitchens and light fittings, and stoned tiled bathrooms, all accentuating its original character features. It now also has a piazza-style courtyard for all to enjoy. This property has been retained as a long-term investment.
Character Office Conversion
A complex of 1970s derelict workshops located in Takapuna was a project too good to refuse. Purchased in 2006, the vision was clear in creating an office/showroom studio complex for small trendy businesses. The completion of this project in mid 2007 saw this vision fulfilled, creating six upmarket studios of 80m² - 460m² which have been extensively modernised without sacrificing any of the yesteryear appeal. This complex has been retained as a long-term investment.
Vantage Group acquired The Grove as part of a portfolio of properties in Hamilton in December 2010. The complex is located a short distance from the centre of town and consists of 46 two-bedroom townhouses which currently offer short and long-term accommodation. Each two-bedroom house is beautifully presented and fully furnished with internal garaging. Major landscaping works were undertaken, creating park-like grounds with an abundance of magnolia, citrus and olive trees. On completion, all 46 units were sold individually to owner/occupiers and investors who were offered a guaranteed return with the peace of mind that their property will be managed by a professional property management company.