Tainui Group Holdings appoints Hawkins for ACC office hub


The four-storey building will be located on the corner of Collingwood and Tristam streets.

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The four-storey building will be located on the corner of Collingwood and Tristam streets.

Tainui Group Holdings has appointed construction company Hawkins to build the ACC office complex in Hamilton’s CBD.

The 10,000 square metre offices will house 650 ACC staff across three four-storey buildings.

TGH chief executive Chris Joblin said construction will begin from October this year.

The $50 million development will be a “real boost to economic recovery” post Covid-19, Joblin said in a statement.

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Tainui Group Holdings chief executive Chris Joblin and ACC Chief Executive Scott Pickering at their announcement of the offices in February.

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Tainui Group Holdings chief executive Chris Joblin and ACC Chief Executive Scott Pickering at their announcement of the offices in February.

TGH chose Hawkins after a competitive tender process, Joblin said.

“We are delighted to have the experience of Hawkins on board as we get under way on this exciting project, which is a key addition to the commercial portfolio of our Waikato-Tainui iwi.”

Hawkins executive general manager Murray Robertson said staff were excited to be part of a striking new development.

“Hawkins has a long history in the Waikato, having been founded in Hamilton 74 years ago.

“It’s great to see the redevelopment of Hamilton’s CBD gathering pace.”

The four-storey buildings will house 650 staff and be located on the corner of Collingwood and Tristam streets.

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The four-storey buildings will house 650 staff and be located on the corner of Collingwood and Tristam streets.

The environmentally-friendly design means the offices have a high energy efficiency target as well as charging stations for electric cars, bikes and scooters.

The offices are due to open in Hamilton from October 2022.