36-44 Sel Peacock Drive

Location: Henderson

The site that would became the regional head office for the government Social Welfare Department began as grazing paddocks with no road frontage or services.

This 3-level, 5000m2 office building and 100 vehicle basement car park was the result of several months of negotiation and a two year construction programme.

Severe unforeseen issues along the way included the discovery of buried Maori remains, union strikes, and the share market and property market crash of 1987. These issues were tackled and overcome, and the resulting building has stood the test of time. With robust construction and considered design, it looks as good today as it did on completion almost 30 years ago.

“Having known Fraser for many years, I can unreservedly say that honesty and professionalism are the hallmarks of his work.”

Chris Taylor