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Brand new FMG building

Skilled workmanship and excellent project management were required to build the largest commercial office space in Palmerston North since the late 80’s. Humphries Construction and Humphries Developments Ltd are proud to have managed this $20 million landmark steel portal beam and frame structure construction. Built to an IL3 -130% of National Building Standards (NBS code), this build included installing piles down to 18 metres, a basement, inground carpark, office space, and onsite cafe.

Specifications & Materials

  • 6000m2 including basement (consisting of 4500m2 office space, 1500m2 carparks (52) and basement)
  • IL3 – 130% of the NBS code
  • Concrete precast
  • Alucabond® aluminium cladding


  • Aluminium Louvre
  • Thermal Double glazing
  • 18m piles
  • On-site cafe
“A celebration of the retro-modernist aesthetic, FMG’s biggest regional office is the largest addition to Palmerston North’s built fabric in 30 years”.
- foster+melville, Architect Wellington

Design statement

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