Colliers Auckland HQ - Automation Associates | ArchiPro NZ

Colliers Auckland HQ

Colliers. 188 Quay St, Auckland City

Colliers is a global leader in commercial real estate services and investment management with more than 600 staff in 23 locations throughout NZ.

This mid-sized office technology fit-out in the iconic Quay St building, HSBC Tower in the heart of Auckland City encompasses office technology to allow for large group presentations, video conferencing capability throughout the offices and a roving receptionist with global visibility over room availability.

Two large video conferencing rooms can be opened into one large space ideal for busy auctions. Two drop down 86” displays were specified over traditional projector screens. These screens are installed on droppers that can be automatically lifted when not in use so full enjoyment is made of the expansive, million-dollar views of Auckland harbour.

This beautiful space also encompasses a 110” video wall, and high-definition audio allowing for both music and public address.

Covering one and a half floors of the Tower, Crestron Flex delivers Microsoft Teams rooms for video conferencing, booths for wireless and wired content sharing, signal selection to switch between MS Teams, client presentations and digital splash screens for marketing and aesthetics.

6 client rooms and 11 staff meeting rooms feature video conferencing capability – perfect for country-wide presentations, connecting with staff and clients all over New Zealand and the other 61 other countries in which Colliers operate.

Control of displays, audio and signal selection comes via both table-top and on-wall room controllers, with booking panels allowing staff to know, at a glance, when rooms are available or booked for use.

A collaboration space is kitted out with a mobile trolley featuring a Sharp interactive screen and Microsoft Teams video conferencing capability for on-the-fly presentations, and can be roamed around the office wherever it is needed.

Additionally, two south side rooms have been pre-wired only, allowing for future tech upgrades.

Automation Associates designed and installed a simple-to-use system with an interface familiar to users, negating the need for a large amount of system training. Post install support was made available to the staff but was largely unutilised as staff enjoyed a new system that was intuitive and reliable.

Client Outcome

“Colliers New Zealand appointed Automation Associates to deliver an AV solution for their new head office at 188 Quay St. Automation Associates were chosen based on their understanding of the brief and their ability to deliver a bespoke solution that catered for Colliers specific needs. However, it was more than this; Frank, Rupert, Carlo and the install teams’ design and implementation was a success due to their positive, can-do approach and their understanding and inclusion within the full delivery team, being the client, consultants and head contractor. They understood and believed in what Colliers were trying to achieve and the results are outstanding. In fact, not only did they deliver on Colliers requested ‘simple’ solution, they delivered solutions we hadn’t asked for or even thought about, but that we use every day.”

Kerry Woods

Director, Project Leaders

Project at a Glance:

• Combinable spaces including pendant speakers, presenter camera and wireless microphone access points.

• 86" displays mounted to a ceiling dropper, PTZ camera, Shure ceiling microphone, Microsoft Teams room system, additional wall mounted touch panel to control room functionality, wired and wireless content sharing inputs and a Room Booking panel to display room availability.

• Upgrade meeting rooms to enable user-friendly video conferencing functionality

• Pre-wire rooms to allow for future VC outcomes.

• Create Presentation-Only open spaces with 43" displays and on-table HDMI input.

• Digital signage displays with wall-mounted 55" displays, Crestron AV-over-IP decoder and digital signage players provided by Colliers.

• Interactive mobile trolley incorporating Sharp 85" interactive Panel with wireless content sharing capabilities and a Salamander Electric Lift Mobile Stand.

• Comms room with a Crestron Control Processor, Audio DSP, Network Switches for AV hardware and an amplifier for combinable spaces.

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