Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 


ANZ to invest $170 million upgrading

Media Release

For release: 3 December 2012

ANZ to invest $170 million upgrading Auckland, Wellington and Tauranga offices

ANZ today announced it would invest $170 million upgrading its offices in Auckland, Wellington, Tauranga and regional centres over the next four years.

The investment is on top of the $100 million that ANZ will spend over the next two years on its branch network including expansion into 15 new communities throughout the country.

“ANZ has more people in more places throughout NZ than any other bank. This investment signals our commitment to communities throughout the country and to growing the new ANZ,” said Craig Sims, Chief Operating Officer of ANZ New Zealand.

“In addition to new leases in these main centres, we’ll undertake significant improvements and take on naming rights in a number of high profile properties.” New property investments include:

Auckland

ANZ Centre on Albert Street continues its major refurbishment in close collaboration with Precinct Properties NZ Ltd. By October next year ANZ staff currently working across three CBD buildings will be co-located in the newly fitted ANZ Centre.

Wellington

ANZ will be consolidating its Wellington properties from nine buildings into four. It has signed a new lease for 171 Featherston St, formerly HP Tower. This building will be branded ANZ Centre Wellington with a new fit-out and signage taking place between mid 2014 and 2015.

ANZ has also committed to a new lease on Tory Street. From January to April next year we’ll be bringing together around 1,200 support service staff including our contact centre, collections, recoveries, banking operations and EFTPOS New Zealand teams.

National Bank House, which will revert to its street name 170 Featherston Street and our Vivian Street site will also be refreshed over the next two years.

Tauranga

ANZ has entered a new location at 247 Cameron Road in Tauranga. The new building, which officially opened on 31 October, carries the ANZ name. Staff will move into the new space next March.

In addition to investing in Auckland, Wellington and Tauranga, ANZ will be progressively upgrading its property portfolio in other centres over the next four years. Details of further regional investments have yet to be finalised.

ANZ’s investment in its corporate offices is designed to compliment the expansion of the branch network. Over the past year new branches have been opened in Glenfield Mall, Royal Oak, Manukau, The Base, Grey Lynn, Takanini, and Silverdale. Another new branch will open in Rotorua next April.

“As the new ANZ our goal is to have the largest and most convenient branch network in New Zealand,” Mr Sims said.

“Over the next two years, we'll increase our branch presence from 75% of where New Zealanders live to almost 90% - with 15 new communities getting new branches.”

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Balance Of Trade: NZ Posts Trade Deficit In October On Falling Dairy Exports

New Zealand’s posted its largest monthly trade deficit for October in six years, while narrowing the shortfall from September, led by a fall in dairy exports to China while all main imports into the country rose. More>>

ALSO:

Gigatown Winner: Plenty Of Positives For Dunedin

Although the city has taken the Gigatown title, along with new ultrafast 1Gbps broadband and funding for $700,000 worth of UFB-related initiatives across the community, Mr Cull says Dunedin has gained so much more through its involvement. More>>

ALSO:

R18: The Warehouse Group Praised For Removing Games

The decision by New Zealand’s largest retailer The Warehouse Group (TW Group), to withdraw stocks of the latest version of Grand Theft Auto V (GTA V) and other R18 games, has been praised by advocacy group Stop Demand Foundation. More>>

ALSO:

Air NZ Wine Awards: Victory For Villa Maria As Pinot Noir Thrills

It was a night to remember as Villa Maria Estate picked up one of the highest accolades of the evening, the O-I New Zealand Reserve Wine of the Show Trophy, at the 28th Air New Zealand Wine Awards. The Villa Maria Single Vineyard Southern Clays Marlborough ... More>>

ALSO:

Future Brighter Money: RBNZ Releases New Bank Note Designs

New Zealand’s banknotes are getting brighter and better, with the Reserve Bank today unveiling more vibrant and secure banknote designs which will progressively enter circulation later next year. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
Standards New Zealand

Standards New Zealand
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Business
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news