22 News – February

We’ve hit the year running with a busy schedule of work, two additional people and all shoulders to the wheel!

A number of last years’ projects have now been built. We’ll highlight a couple. The NZMA (New Zealand Management Academies) building in Carbine Rd, Mt Wellington, is a diverse multi-purpose training and administration space.  An office/warehouse conversion,  it now houses: separate commercial kitchens, a functioning bar and café with barista training facilities, classrooms, computer suites and commercial offices. It’s now operational and offering students a truly hands on experience.

A second building is also of note because the whole 22 Degrees team is enjoying the completed project, each week!  17 Maidstone Street Grey Lynn is the new home of ASC Architects who designed the building conversion. They share the building with Bodyneed, a massage physiotherapy and Pilates sports clinic which has moved in  downstairs. Each Monday morning at the crack of dawn, the 22 Degrees team kicks off the day with a Pilates class. So while we’re stretching, bending and sucking in those core muscles, we can admire our work.

Two new people have come on board this year. Josh Le Mon joined the electrical team in January and is already proving a great asset. He brings with him over a decade of experience as an electrician, before completing his Bachelor of Engineering. This brings the electrical team to three, so we’re well-resourced for  strong growth in electrical work.

Susanne McKay joined us in February. She was most recently assistant to the MD at engineering consultancyTonkin & Taylor and has a wealth of administration experience which we’ve put to full use already. She will be working with Rhonda Roberts our Office Manager.

If you’re visiting our premises, you’ll see some additions. We’ve added a green wall designed to make the office prettier and healthier – all that extra oxygen! Thanks to Andrew Roberts for putting it together. We’ve also created our own home brew – 22Brew inspired by all the keen craft beer enthusiasts in the office. Robert kindly bought us a home brewing kit for Christmas and it’s now in full production. If you pop in late on a Friday afternoon you will likely be offered a drop. It’s not half bad!

The team is in full training for their upcoming cycling adventure down south. In April we’re off to ride the Otago rail trail. Ryan is our resident cycling expert and will be  contributing a blog on how the adventure unfolded, once we’re all back in one piece.

Jennifer Austin