Australis Nathan Building Development
Designed by Peddle Thorp Architects, the $40 million refurbishment, headed by Hawkins Construction, is expected to finish in late 2016. Reinstating a number of original features, the work will highlight the character of the buildings, while adding in some much-needed modern amenities, like additional restrooms and a lift block.
When the buildings reopen, luxury jewellery and specialty retailer Tiffany & Co. will occupy the entire ground floor of Australis House, while neighbouring Nathan Building will play host to New Zealand’s first standalone Chanel store. In the four levels above a number of tenants including Duncan Cotterill, OMF and Anderson Lloyd will move into bright, open-plan offices, with views across Takutai Square and beyond.
Adding to the indulgence, a luxury café, new restaurant and discreet underground bar will also open in the Nathan Building.
Blending the best of the past with the now, the Nathan Building and Australis House refurbishments are the most recent undertaking in Cooper and Company’s ongoing redevelopment of the precinct. When the works come to a close at the end of 2016, the buildings will reopen as one, the Australis Nathan Building.