Barfoot & Thompson is now one of New Zealand’s largest privately-owned real estate agencies.
Gaze was appointed to transform an existing five-storey building into Barfoot & Thompson’s new head office. This included the complete refurbishment, multiple structural and service upgrades and the full interior fitout. The office space covered approximately 2,000 square metres, housing 100+ staff members and designed to provide for future growth.
One of the key elements of this design was the voids in the floor. These were cut and filled with frosted glass insets to establish a bridge-type effect, creating multi-floor views, capturing more natural light within the building. An in-house auction room was also included in the design, with moveable walls providing flexibility to accommodate varying crowd sizes.