Palmerston North Development Centre Awarded 2021 NZ Commercial Projects Awards Silver Medal

The state of the art commercial fit out provides an enticing foundation for collaboration and innovation

At Objective, we invest in an environment where our team will thrive and love to work. We can’t underestimate the value and importance of an inspiring, central collaboration hub.

Palmerston North is becoming known as a tech hub and Objective seized the opportunity to build a world-class development centre. The Palmerston North Development Centre was developed as a central location with state of the art facilities. It opened its doors last year and despite the pandemic, Objective became the largest tech employer in the Palmy North region.

Objective designed the Palmerston North Development Centre as an enticing place, full of the best tech, where people would love to go and collaborate. The result: the team love it and the centre became a Silver Medalist in the 2021 New Zealand Commercial Projects Awards!

Congratulations to our partners:

  • Our architect/designer - Catalyst-Group
  • Our construction company – W &W Construction 2010 Limited

There were many considerations behind this award. The Objective office was designed with a fit-out specific to the requirements of Objective to cater to open sharing areas and intimate workspaces. Noise control, aesthetics, and the use of colour were used to create a visually engaging atmosphere. However, there were challenges presented to the build. Due to existing tenants and COVID-19, construction needed careful planning and programming for a consistent execution throughout. Protocols were developed and the development centre we know and love today was successfully brought into fruition.

"At Objective we create inspiring environments for people to work in, providing the best foundation for innovation and collaboration. The Palmerston North fit-out does exactly that - delivering a space where the team can create outstanding digital government software to help our customers drive stronger communities," Tony Walls, CEO Objective.

At Objective we create inspiring environments for people to work in, providing the best foundation for innovation and collaboration. The Palmerston North fit-out does exactly that - delivering a space where the team can create outstanding digital government software to help our customers drive stronger communities.

Tony Walls

CEO, Objective

The prestigious New Zealand Commercial Projects Awards programme sets the benchmark for commercial construction in New Zealand and celebrates collaboration and innovation across the building industry. What sets these awards apart is that they recognise the contribution of the whole project team, the people who brought these amazing projects to life, rather than just the building itself.

Watch our Palmerston North Development Centre video to learn more.