We felt more than privileged being invited to work with one of New Zealand’s oldest and most well renowned companies. In fact, so ingrained is this company in our culture and ‘smoko’ habits that we think you would be pretty hard pressed to find any kiwi household without at least one Griffins bikkie in their cupboards. The Griffins Food Company, the company that blessed us with the humble gingernut which forever improved the ‘cuppa’, has been around for 150 years now and shows no signs of slowing down.

Included in this company’s never-ceasing innovation and expansion was a completely new head office for their team in Auckland. One of our most comprehensive office projects yet, we fully utilised everything we have learned so far to create an incredibly effective office space for the Griffins team and play a part in their ongoing history. With such a big team and the fact, they operate within the food sector, food is obviously of great importance to them. The expansive dining facilities we designed is more than a testament to this. With more than enough seating to cater to the whole team and a large beautiful kitchen with all the mod cons, there’s not really a lot you couldn’t prepare on your lunch break.

What was truly unique about this office was a hot desking approach to office organisation the Griffins chose to implement. To facilitate this approach, we implemented zoning to create different work conditions that staff that could pick to work within based on their personal preferences. This included active zones, quiet zones, breakout rooms, meeting rooms and informal meeting areas. In addition to this, we introduced different desk solutions, including versatile desks that could be both seated and standing.

ClientGriffins Food CompanyLocationEllerslie, AucklandYear2017Size1060 m2Staff65ServicesStakeholder Meetings & Consultation • Briefing Workshops • Workplace Strategy • Space Planning • Concept Design • Developed Design • Hard Fit-Out Co-Ordination • Soft Fit-Out Co-Ordination • Tender Review & Analysis • Building Consent Management • Detailed Drawings & Documentation • Project Management • Furniture SolutionsContractorBlack Interiors