In recent times Spicers Paper moved to greener pastures, where their new premises provided proof of the company's commitment to the environment and sustainability. The new office space is located in Highbrook office park in East Tamaki, just south of Auckland city.
The building was developed by the Goodman Group, whom together with Woodhams Meikle Zhan Architects incorporated sustainable features wherever feasible, "Spicers said they wanted a fit-out, using sustainable products and finishes," says senior Woodhams Meikle Zhan interior designer Lorraine O'Rourke.
The building is comprised of an array of sustainable features that reflect Spicers dedication and ongoing commitment to leading the way in sustainability, these "Thinking Green" features include:
- Recycled pine timber panelling used on staircase.
- Carpet tiles are 50% recycled by weight.
- Feature carpet is comprised of 80% goat's hair.
- Work stations:recycled components imported from Italy.
- Native trees planted in the garden including Pohutakawa and Cabbage trees.
- Energy efficiencies: low water flow fittings, low-flush toilets, exterior fitted with stainless steel louvers, tinted windows and wind lobby to assist in regulating temperatures preventing unnecessary use of air conditioning.
- Recycling - allocating sufficient space for recycle stations.
The new offices have proven to be a huge success since the move, with all staff and customers recognising that Spicers put the environment and sustainability first.