Kiwibank is bolstering its presence in Auckland with new corporate premises at 155 Fanshawe Street, in the Wynyard Quarter.
The building, designed by innovative property developers Mansons, will be ready for occupation in late 2020 and will mean increased floorspace for the New Zealand owned bank, which is expected to grow its Auckland presence substantially over the next few years.
Kiwibank CEO Steve Jurkovich says: “This new building gives us the opportunity to boost our presence and offering in Auckland – for both personal and business customers. As New Zealand’s largest Kiwi owned bank we have been under represented in Auckland. This investment in a world-class facility matches our Wellington presence and steps up our Auckland footprint.
“Auckland provides further options for people to join Kiwibank as a team member. Our location will also position us near other leading New Zealand companies and at the centre of the largest innovation and technology hub in New Zealand,” he said.
Mr Jurkovich says the prospects Auckland presents are too good to pass up.
“Kiwibank’s new corporate site is about maximising opportunities. The Auckland market is large, the talent pool is rich, and Kiwibank is in a growth phase. We are thinking ahead, and this makes a lot of sense.”
Kiwibank has naming rights to the six-green star rated building, which will help to meet its sustainability targets, particularly around energy usage. In keeping with Auckland’s move towards better public transport, including more cycling and scooting, there will be 12 carparks, and 116 cycle parks, changing facilities and 10 showers.
The 2,429 square metre floorspace gives the bank approximate 25 percent more floorspace than in the present location at 151 Victoria Street West and the fitout will see staff working in an agile and flexible environment that supports activity-based work settings.
Mr Jurkovich adds that Kiwibank did a lot of learning after the Kaikoura earthquake and has been very deliberate in creating a better spread of corporate centre and support roles across the wider Wellington region as well as Hawke’s Bay and Auckland.
“More space in Auckland means we can spread our senior leader presence and reduce risk from a business continuity planning perspective,” he concluded.
Media enquiries contact: Kara Tait, Kiwibank External Communications Manager - 027 475 3521