​Christchurch CBD return next as Intergen makes Wellington move

​Christchurch CBD return next as Intergen makes Wellington move

Leading Microsoft solutions service provider kicks off new chapter in its 15-year growth.

Intergen has moved into the historic new Press Hall development in Wellington, with the IT solutions provider now targeting a return to Christchurch CBD by the end of 2017.

A leading Microsoft solutions service partner - itself a part of the city’s history from start-up in 2001 to international provider with 400 staff across New Zealand - the company has moved it 220-strong Wellington based team into the Printers Yard development at 80 Willis Street.

Kicking off a fresh chapter in its 15-year growth, the new office is located on the site of The Evening Post’s original printing hall opened in 1923.

The move comes after 10 years at its Lambton Quay/Terrace Intergen House site and a year after moving its Auckland team into the CBD’s innovation hub last year – with plans to move its Christchurch office back into the CBD in 2017.

“Wellington is undergoing a building renaissance and for Intergen, a company born here and committed for the long-term, we are delighted to be part of bringing new life into a strong part of Wellington’s history in Press Hall,” Intergen CEO, Simon Bright, said.

“We’ve embraced the building’s press printing history in our design, redefining our working environment and extending into the future by creating a modern and dynamic business and social hub in the heart of our CBD.”

Bright said Intergen’s new office layout and workspace code system centres around the client experience.

Simon Bright - CEO, Intergen
Simon Bright - CEO, Intergen

Multiple work spaces designed for different needs mean people can come together in client-centric teams to share ideas, solve problems and deliver solutions – with clients invited to become active team members given access to the workspaces and system.

“It’s a new and dynamic working style that lets people choose the working space that optimises their client focus, whether that’s at a standard desk set up or at work walls, in booths, at café-style tables and more,” he added.

“Printers Yard has inspired this, a dynamic, contemporary, activity-based environment very much in keeping with Intergen’s hallmarks of creativity and innovation.

“It marks Intergen’s next chapter of development and growth and now we’re here we are looking forward to bringing this exciting new space to our people, our clients and the Wellington community.”

As one of Wellington’s first established ICT companies, formed in Wellington in 2001, Intergen has grown into a major New Zealand IT services provider, one of the only full-service, end-to-end Microsoft solutions providers across the country.

Acquired by ASX-listed Empired in October 2014, Intergen has a team of 400 across New Zealand and the United States, with a further 500 Empired employees across all major Australian centres.

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