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Intergen – a standout in our high-tech capital

18 May 2017, by Chris Ware

Wellington has an international reputation as a technology hotbed – and for being home to some of the leading innovators in this growing sector. Right at the heart of this innovation is locally grown business Intergen, now thriving as a global business on the international stage.

We’ve worked with Intergen for a number of years and, in that time, seen their business grow and prosper.

Having helped Intergen transition to a new workplace in Auckland in 2016, we’re delighted to have been involved with their new HQ in Wellington. After going to the market in mid-2015, Intergen recently moved into the very contemporary and quirky ‘Press Hall’ (as it’s known) at 80 Willis Street.

Developer Maurice Clark has done his usual thing – taken an old derelict building with no street frontage and turned a sow’s ear into a striking, contemporary workplace. The development is part of a wider redevelopment of the former Dominion Post site, with the remainder of the site soon to become home to Transpower’s new head office.

As part of the process, we added value by guiding Intergen on the journey. We had plenty of lead time to consider options and once this potential option was identified, we worked closely with Maurice and his team to come up with an exciting and innovative solution, negotiated a smart, commercial deal and oversaw the delivery of the building and fitout end-to-end.

Most importantly, Press Hall allows Intergen to make an emphatic statement as an organisation – ‘we are here and we’re grown up’ – as well as creating a world-class workplace for their staff through a light and bright, contemporary, industrial-style workspace. Read more about the space in this Stuff article.

Following the procurement and negotiation phase, TwentyTwo’s Senior Adviser Chris Ware has continued to work alongside Intergen on all aspects of the relocation – from advice around consultant procurement to value management sessions, overseeing the timeframes and managing the exit of the previous site.

We’re proud to have worked with Intergen to deliver successful solutions in Auckland and now Wellington and look forward to completing the trifecta with the procurement of new office space in Christchurch currently underway. We also look forward to watching Intergen’s next chapter of growth.


About the author

Two boys and a wife. Runs, bikes, lifts stuff. Wannabe chippie. Renovates. Played right back. Too many headers.

Chris has worked across tenant and landlord representative roles and consultancy and client-side roles since 2008, most recently for the Ministry of Health. Since joining TwentyTwo in early 2014, Chris has specialised in tenant representation, leasing/premises procurement, negotiation and project leadership. He holds a Bachelor of Business Studies in Management.

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