The clever and speedy team at Precast Concrete Manawatu (PCM) erected some exciting looking tilt panels at Humphries Construction new premises at 8 Connolly Place !

Humphries Construction had seen a vast amount of growth while in our old premises at 6 Connolly Place and needed to accommodate for that  whilst also allowing for future growth in the design of our new premises next door at number 8 Connolly Place.   Part of the brief was to show case our skill and diversity in the building industry, especially the uses of carpentry and concrete.  This was a strong directive carried through the design process.

The office brief was a large open plan, multi-use office space, giving careful consideration to natural light and ventilation.  Also, a space that showcased our quality craftsmanship and the diversity of what we do.

While open plan areas can have their drawbacks when it comes to noise and privacy,  instead of a straight open space, we carefully designed and created separate ‘nook’ areas that  work well  for collaborative get-together’s, informal break outs, as well as to offering  privacy for confidential discussion and private meetings.

Our Workshop which is a key part of the Humphries Construction premise, this time was built as a standalone building allowing for noise, movement and dust created by this area.  However, not to be left alone, the Workshop has been very cleverly linked to the main Office by way of a covered walkway through a private courtyard  that’s lined by raised gardens and a built-in BBQ area for staff and clients alike to enjoy.

It’s now more than 12 months since we moved and we can honestly say we are very happy with our new premises and the way it works for us and our clients.  You feel instantly welcomed as soon as you walk through the door by it’s warm friendly surrounding which makes it very comfortable and homely.

If you’d like more information on what we can do, please  contact us at Humphries Construction on 06-952 3584 or Precast Concrete Manawatu on 06-353 6966.

Click here to see a Time Lapse Video of the build at 8 Connolly Place in just 2 minutes!





Project Type

Conn Holdings Ltd

New Commercial Premises for Humphries Construction

8 Connolly Place, Palmerston North

July 2013

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