Orewa Optics – Petra & Angela
We would like to say we have LOVE the outcome of the shop. Spaceworks has been fantastic from start to finish. Spaceworks have truely done an incredible job. Your translation of our ideas, the design, planning and execution have been spot on. Being able to trade through this whole refit and having the premises fully operational throughout would not have been possible without Spaceworks project managing the whole thing.
We would also like to mention that all your trades people and contractors have been very friendly and conscientious at all times. We absolutely love the end result! We are so proud of it and know that it is one of the best optical fit-outs in New Zealand.
Stephen Hunter – Barrister
When I started working for myself I moved from a large open-plan space to a single office. I had an idea of how the office should look and I engaged Spaceworks to come up with a design and implement the fit-out. Lizzi and Briana developed a design that refined and improved on my idea but – most importantly – delivered the look that I wanted. They managed the fit-out with no fuss while I was overseas and I was able to return to start work in a fantastic new space. The whole process went smoothly and I am very happy with the finished product.
I have really enjoyed working with Spaceworks. The store is looking excellent and if I were to build another I will certainly be coming back to see if Spaceworks would like to help me once again. Also another big thumbs up to Practec who have been really great to work with too. Overall 4.5 starts out of 5.
SkyCity Hotel – Colin McClean
In mid 2015 I contacted Spaceworks to create a fresh new concept for our hotel lobby. I explained the general direction we would like to head and what the end product might feel like. I was impressed with the first meeting I had with the Spaceworks team. Their questions indicated a genuine desire to get to the root of what we wanted. In fact, they enabled me to drill down on our core requirements and reach a level of understanding that I doubt I would have achieved without their guidance. Their design ticked all the boxes and the professionalism they displayed left me with a reassuring sense that the end result will be spot on.
Novotel Wellington – Philip Hilton
Kerry and the Spaceworks team have been a pleasure to deal with throughout our journey to upgrade the hotel lobby and public areas. From design to procurement to installation their focus has always been on delivering a high quality product and result, which they have achieved without question. The feedback we have received to date from our guests has been extremely positive and I would not hesitate to use them again for future projects.
Spark – Greg Clark (Head of Consumer Sales)
In Spaceworks we found a fantastic partner that really quickly understood what it was that we were trying to achieve and brought some excellent ideas to the table. Creatively they weren’t precious when we wanted to change something but also held really firm on the things that they knew would make a difference. On top of that the whole way through they have just been really responsive, proactive, positive and easy to deal with. We are really happy with how well the trial stores at Sylvia Park & Albany have come to life so closely to the initial concepts, we are currently tracking performance against our five key objectives to feed into a broader national roll-out & the early signs are really positive.
My Food Bag – Carlos Bagrie
Our office is anything but typical, at the heart is a huge test kitchen that produces incredible food that brings all of our staff together. It’s often around the lunch table that some of our best ideas are cooked and shared. Lizzi and her team at Spaceworks quickly got this about our culture and managed to design, build and transform a space we all truly love. Our entire team is incredibly proud of our funky yet perfectly practical office.
Light Plan – Haydn Mellor
Since our moving into newly designed showroom / location in late October 2014, foot traffic has increased by 400%, the feedback from customers has been very impressive. This move has made a huge difference to the business and we very happy with Spaceworks and their team for helping us get to where we are now.
Promapp – Richard Holmes
A big thank you to the team at Spaceworks. You were quick to get a feel for our company culture and the things that are important to us and your design worked out even better than we had imagined. Everyone loves the new space – lots of light, well thought out spaces and some special touches all within a reasonable budget. Great communication throughout and always quick to step in and solve the usual design conundrums as the build progressed. Thanks you Chantel, Lizzie and the excellent team at Spaceworks.
LG Electronics Australia Pty Ltd – Paul Oudicho
We recently engaged Spaceworks to carry out the design and fit out of our new office in East Tamaki, Auckland. I am happy to say that our experience with Spaceworks has been excellent from start to end. Spaceworks understood what our needs and goals were, and have designed an office which exceeded our expectations. The Spaceworks’ team was very thorough and professional and delivered a high level of workmanship. The communication was excellent throughout the build and I was provided with regular reports on how the progress of the project. This was a big plus as I was managing the project remotely from Sydney (with periodic visits to Auckland).
The project had a tight deadline however Spaceworks assured us that we would be in the new office as per project plan, which did happen! Not only did they deliver the project on time but also on budget. LG are pleased to have had Spaceworks carry out our project and greatly appreciate their willingness to go the extra mile. I have no hesitation using their services again for future projects.
Clash – Nick Paulsen
I had a dream to create a retail space that was completely different and unique to any other in New Zealand. If it wasn’t for Spaceworks that dream would never have become a reality. They developed my idea into something that would become an award winning store. Their creativity, eye for detail and complete professionalism is something that sets them apart. I completely recommend Spaceworks as being the design team you use for any project, both big or small.
MeanFeet Ltd – Fraser McComb
I would highly recommend the team at Spaceworks. From my initial phone call to Spaceworks, Lizzi was more than happy to spend the time understanding our project & strategy, our budget, and given our limited (zero) experience in retail fit outs was a great source of advice and direction. The team was on site that same week, and got the project rolling immediately – knowing how time pressed we were to begin trading. Christy was an absolute star through out the fit out process, and it felt like she was working for us throughout the whole project. We had a tight budget, and Christy worked tirelessly to ensure we were able to reach a premium finish, within the budget we had available. We will not hesitate to use Spaceworks for our future projects.
Leading Edge – Graham Van Der Linde
Spaceworks have been nothing but supremely helpful through our entire relocation journey. We had the mighty task of moving two separate offices into one. It required us to maximize the space in the office so that the layout worked in both the feeling of space but also making sure we could get all the staff into the building. The process Spaceworks undertakes make sure the client is involved at every aspect of the project and you never feel left out or in the dark. Our project turned out to be a slightly different one as, due to a very tight budget, the interior design and furniture purchases were undertake by myself. Chantel Dykstra was a fantastic partner in this process, taking the concepts I had and applying them to the project. No task was to big or small and the result is one which we as a company are very proud of. The building speaks volumes about who we are and how we operate as a business. We would happily work with Spaceworks again should the need arise and highly recommend them to anyone looking for new, unique way to make your office feel like a home away from home.
The Saint Bar, Flax Restaurant & The Ferguson – Andrew Waite
I’m writing to say a huge thank you to Spaceworks for their patience, understanding, and ability in deciphering my vision for The Ferguson. I have worked in the hospitality industry for 15 years and have been involved in numerous projects and I’m happy to say Spaceworks delivered and surpassed my expectations from design to build. I was particularly impressed with their ability to navigate the Resource / Building Consent process and deliver on a very tight deadline. In the last 2 years The Ferguson bar has withstood the rigours of a student clientele and still looks better than many bars in the city that where built on much bigger budgets. I have and will continue to recommend Spaceworks to other operators in the industry.
Avokado – Jonny
Quite simply, I thought you did a fantastic job in the creation of our new store. I really appreciate the way in which you did so much more than just put together a set of plans to build from. Right from the first contact I made, I found you and the rest of your team to be enthusiastic, open-minded, and knowledgeable to work with, a refreshing change from dealing with designers that have “their way”” of doing things which must be followed. Not only do I think your concept and design of our store was brilliant, but the input you had throughout the project, especially when things didn’t go quite to plan, was invaluable and appreciated. In difficult retailing times, I genuinely think you and Spaceworks offer great value for money, a professional service that goes the extra mile to achieve a great outcome for their client. Thanks again for everything.
Canon New Zealand – Lee Fairbairn
Given the task of relocating 120 Auckland based staff from 3 floors to 2 floors of our building I had my doubts as to whether it would actually be possible. After having my first meeting with Spaceworks the impossible appeared easily achievable. The team at Spaceworks were always very accommodating and very patient throughout the project. With me moving the goal posts significantly several times, timeline changes, floor plan revisions and ensuring the business remained operational through the 3 months of the refit I always felt confident in knowing Spaceworks would be visiting regularly and was always available by phone if required. Spaceworks also played a key role in ensuring our sub lease partner received their floor space in exactly the way they required it. Spaceworks kept me fully up to date with progress, changes to plans and solutions to challenges we faced along the way. Spaceworks were very professional in working with our staff through the making significant changes to their working environment and I can confidently say that all our staff are very happy with our new, more functional work space. If I required these types of services again I wouldn’t hesitate to give Lizzi and the team a call and would definitely recommend them to anyone requiring design, fit out and project management. I would also have no hesitation in having Spaceworks project manage for me, no matter how big or small the task. Well done Spaceworks and thank you for breathing new life into our days spent in the office.
Caci Micromode – David Smith
I would just like to say, thank you very much for a job well done. You both made the transition from rented premises to our own building a pleasant one. We had been told many times by family and business associates that it won´t happen on time and it won´t happen to budget. Well, you proved them wrong on both accounts. The building team was courteous, hard working and nothing seemed too much trouble and more importantly they got us in our office on time. As to the budget, we did go over, by about 3%, but it was our own choice and they were variations we agreed with you before any money was spent. You are transparent in terms of process and cost, efficient and prepared to go that extra mile for your customers. We have now been in the building about 3 months and have had many complements about the look and feel of the office space. I would have no problems recommending you to another company, and would use you again, if the opportunity arises again.
Quintiles Pty Ltd (Adelaide Office) – Sarahjane McIntyre
I am delighted to say that our experience working with Spaceworks for our office relocation was very positive. Spaceworks were very thorough in their research to understand the needs and culture of our company, and designed a stylish, professional, and practical new office for us.Their guidance throughout the whole office move process was much appreciated they often offered tips regarding the move which were beyond the office design and build they were happy to help in all areas. Spaceworks were very understanding of our budget, and worked closely with us to ensure that our budget was met, but without compromising on quality. We have now moved into our new office and are delighted with the finished product! The personal attention and care taken really shines through. I would highly recommend Spaceworks to other companies, and would certainly use them again if we ever have to move!
Estate Constructions of Australia Pty Ltd – Scott Cluness
Estate Property Group (NZ) Pty Ltd engaged spaceworks to carry out the fitout of our office in Auckland City. Our contact was Lizzi Whaley and we were impressed with her willingness to get involved from start to finish and her “can do” attitude. The project progressed without any major issues and the final result is comparable with the very best of our offices in Australia and Asia. We recommend Lizzi and the Spaceworks team to any Company looking for a professional team to provide innovative and creative design ideas and project management of their office refurbishment.
Following the great feedback we received from both staff and suppliers about our Spacework´s designed showroom, we asked Spaceworks back to guide and assist us in refurbishing the remainder of our Penrose premises. Our requirement for our three floors to take on a more dynamic flavour was complicated by the need to capture different identities for various parts of the business. If it wasn’t for the excellent, economical ideas of the Spaceworks team and clear direction on what would and wouldn’t work (as well as their extreme patience!) we may never have finalised how we wanted to achieve our goals. Excellent project management skills saw contractors and suppliers working to a tight schedule as the three floors were completed consecutively, leaving me to focus on keeping staff happy during the four office moves. They were always very easy to get hold of and very quick to solve any minor issues that arose, saving us from any disasters that could easily derail a project of this scale. Spaceworks’ attention to detail ensured the finishing touches were not forgotten and that we received maximum value from contractors and suppliers. The final design provided bold, fresh and spacious office spaces that we are proud to show visitors around. The kitchen has proven to be a huge hit as a funky environment for staff to meet and entertain in given the disparate nature of our Penrose premises. We would not have qualms about recommending Spaceworks to anyone contemplating this sort of project.
Call Plus / Slingshot – Kim Ellis
When planning the daunting task of moving a 150 people telecommunications business was first tabled the task appeared to be a difficult one. Once Spaceworks came on board the task was then far easier and the project management by Spaceworks was brilliant. There were a number of interested parties involved in this project and required the ability to be both creative and proactive to ensure that nothing was left to chance. The design layout has worked out well and the staff are happy in their new work environment, with the fun “chillout” area a favourite for staff. We would have no hesitation in recommending Spaceworks for anyone to use.
Remax New Zealand – Ian Johnstone
We are very, very happy with the layout and the fitout of our new offices. We have an office that is both very practical and at the same time striking in appearance. Everyone who works here is happy to do so and only too happy to show visitors around. We found from the original conception that it was a real pleasure to deal with Jane and Lizzi of Spaceworks and even since our completion, any other matters have been dealt with, with friendly efficiency. Spaceworks have our sincere recommendation and we would welcome any prospective clients of theirs.
Yeomans Survey Solutions – Neale Faulkner and Kathryn Clarke
We are a small surveying consultancy that has recently relocated to new premises. The original building had been renovated to shell stage only and was requiring a complete fitout. This enabled us to design the layout to suit our needs. We visited a number of other surveying firms of similar size with purpose built premises including Wood and Partners who recommended Spaceworks as being able to produce what we wanted economically and with minimal input from ourselves. From the first visit we were impressed with their professionalism, they listened to what we were saying and we quickly established a good working relationship. As a result, their initial design fulfilled most of our requirements and very few changes were made to the office layout thereafter. During the fitout we were impressed with how they worked with other contractors and they were able to resolve problems quickly and efficiently with little involvement from us if we did encounter any difficulties, they were only a phone call away. Spaceworks has produced a fantastic new environment that works well for us and has also impressed many other clients and visitors that have called in to our new offices. Special features include the detailed design on the glass film which incorporates our company logo, a funky reception desk and meeting room table and a tasteful appealing colour scheme. We would have no hesitation in recommending Spaceworks as an interior designer.
Metrix – Allan Borcoski
Spaceworks were referred to us by another satisfied customer. We looked at the Spaceworks website portfolio and found that the designs were contemporary, fresh and well aligned with the brand values of each company. The Spaceworks team were responsive, easy to work with and took the time to understand what was important to us in terms of image and function. Spaceworks design was bold, innovatively dealing with some architectural challenges and seamlessly coordinating the construction teams and equipment providers. Spaceworks delivered us a multi functional space that everybody enjoys using with its inspiring design and up to date presentation technology. We have since asked Spaceworks to work with us to enhance some other workspaces.
O’Halloran – Michael Wood
Spaceworks provided outstanding service to us during our recent office relocation and fitout. Having been in the same premises for twenty years, this process was new to us and we appreciated the imaginative ideas and enthusiasm of the Spaceworks team. They listened to our needs and came up with a number of very innovative ideas to ensure that our new office met our requirements both now and into the future. We have an office that not only looks good but is extremely pleasant to work in and is flexible enough to allow the changes that we may need in the future. Spaceworks put in an exceptional effort into the design and continued to assist us through the move and settling in process, making the transition as easy as possible. They were always available when we needed them and their attention to detail was extremely impressive. We would certainly use them again in the future and would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone considering an office relocation or fitout.
Bayleys Real Estate – Ian McHardy
We have worked closely with Jane EylesBennent for a number of years using her undoubted space planning skills. More recently she has taken on the additional role of Project Manager. During our association we have found Jane to be very professional in both her attitude and work, meeting the requirements of our brief both in design and cost. We have no hesitation in recommending Jane and her Spaceworks company.
The Ultimate Recruitment Company – Jo Wilson
I used the services of Spaceworks to design and manage the fit out of our fabulous offices in Parnell. I was really impressed with their ability to translate my vision for Ultimate into an office space that reflects who we are we are not a starchy ‘corporate’ recruitment company and I wanted to get that across to our clients and candidates as soon as they walk in our door. Spaceworks made the whole process easy and enjoyable, when these projects can easily turn into a nightmare! We get compliments on our office design all the time, and people always comment that our environment looks and feels relaxed and friendly, while still maintaining an atmosphere of professionalism. I continue to be delighted with our space every day, and, as we are still growing at a rapid pace, I won´t hesitate to use Spaceworks in the future when we require even bigger premises!