Published on the 09/02/2017 | Written by Newsdesk
One of Wellington’s first ICT companies kicks off a new chapter in its 15-year growth…
With a move into the historic new Press Hall development, formerly the site of The Evening Post’s original printing hall opened in 1923, Microsoft solutions provider Intergen is heralding a new chapter.
Itself a part of the city’s history from start-up in 2001 to international provider with 400 staff across New Zealand, Intergen has moved it 220-strong Wellington based team into the Printers Yard development at 80 Willis Street.
The move comes after 10 years at its Lambton Quay/Terrace Intergen House site and a year after moving its Auckland team into the CBD’s innovation hub last year. The company has further plans to move its Christchurch office back into the CBD in 2017.
CEO Simon Bright said Wellington is undergoing a building renaissance. “For Intergen, a company born here and committed for the long-term, we are delighted to be part of bringing new life into a strong part of Wellington’s history in Press Hall.”
As is Intergen’s wont, it has gone all in for the move, as Bright explains: “We’ve embraced the building’s press printing history in our design, redefining our working environment and extending into the future by creating a modern and dynamic business and social hub in the heart of our CBD.”
Intergen’s new office layout and workspace code system centres around the client experience. Multiple work spaces designed for different needs mean people can come together in client-centric teams to share ideas, solve problems and deliver solutions. Clients are invited to become active team members, and are given access to the workspaces and systems.
“It’s a new and dynamic working style that lets people choose the working space that optimises their client focus, whether that’s at a standard desk setup, or at work walls, in booths, at café-style tables and more,” Bright said.
He added that Printers Yard itself has served as inspiration for the company’s creation of a contemporary, activity-based environment ‘very much in keeping with Intergen’s hallmarks of creativity and innovation’. “It marks Intergen’s next chapter of development and growth and now we’re here we are looking forward to bringing this exciting new space to our people, our clients and the Wellington community.”