Warren and Mahoney has officially opened a studio in Tauranga – the seventh studio for the practice that has offices across New Zealand and an emerging presence in Australia.
At an event held at the Tauranga Art Gallery, studio leader Les Matthews said the location at 76 Grey Street in the CBD provides an essential base in an area that is moving forward in both a civic and business sense. “Having a local presence allows us to service the current work our practice is undertaking and to support future opportunities in the area,” he said.
Chairman of Warren and Mahoney, John Coop, who also hosted the event, emphasised the importance of the company’s commitment to the region. “The Bay of Plenty and the Waikato are major contributors to New Zealand’s economic growth, and Tauranga and Hamilton are growing and coming of age as significant cities. We are here to support and play our part in helping to achieve this growth.”
Warren and Mahoney has worked on several projects in the area already. They were, in conjunction with landscape architects Landlab and the City Council, responsible for the development of the Waterfront and Tauranga Civic Heart Master Plan. The practice has also completed the ASB Arena, Trustpower and the new Zespri headquarters in Mount Maunganui.
The studio is currently progressing detailed designs for the Harington Street Transport Hub, which is located near the domain, and is a crucial part of the aim to regenerate the city’s civic heart.
Matthews says, “This is the first chance we have had to formally announce our presence. The positivity of working in this environment is addictive and there are so many opportunities in the pipeline, but I’m also looking forward to the day that I can dust off my paddle board and enjoy the unique lifestyle that is so clearly part of why the momentum is here.”