Three years ago, Britomart was the first property company in New Zealand to sign up to the New Zealand Green Building Council's Green Star Performance Tool, which measures the performance of the buildings in Britomart across nine different criteria. As well as that, we've committed to making our new development projects meet Green Star standards.
The Hotel Britomart
The Hotel Britomart, New Zealand’s first 5 Green Star hotel, opened in October 2020. Click through to read our interviews with Cooper and Company development director Campbell Williamson and sustainability consultant Hayley Koerbin, where they discuss the process of making the building achieve its sustainability aims. You can also read our chat with uniform designer Tamzin Hawkins about how the sustainable ethos was applied right down to the smallest details.
The Barrington Sofrana Buildings
The story of Britomart is also the story of the careful refurbishment of a group of the city’s most important heritage buildings, bringing them up to Green Star standards and opening them up for use by a new generation of occupants. The Barrington and Sofrana Buildings were both constructed around the beginning of the 1900s as warehouses to service the city’s busy port. Now, they’re undergoing a thoughtful refurbishment that not only preserves an important part of Auckland’s built heritage, but brings them into the 21st century by targeting a 5 Green Star rating for its reopening in late 2022.
NEXT / Click through to read our interview with Peddlethorp architect Nicolau Domingues, who's leading the design team on the project.