Hill Laboratories28 Duke St, Hamilton

Project Details

  • Project Name: Hill Laboratories
  • Client: Hills Laboratories & KGL Property
  • Location: 28 Duke St, Hamilton
  • Building Size: 7000m2
  • Completed: July 2017
  • Project Budget: $20M
  • Key Tenants: Hills Laboratories
  • Project Partners: Contractor: Foster Construction Limited
    Architect: APG
    Services Engineer: Innerscape
  • Key Veros Team Members: Peter Williams - Property Advisor
    Sunil Hira - Development Manager
    Craig McMichael - Project Manager
  • Services Provided: Lease & Development Agreement Negotiation
    Development Management
    Project Management

Brief

Our brief was to provide a total end-to-end property solution for Hill Laboratories and their business and operational needs. Veros managed the site sourcing and development negotiations through to project management for the delivery of a new $20m future proofed specialist laboratory facility for Hill Laboratories.

Overview

Hill Laboratories are New Zealand’s leading privately owned testing business dealing with the agricultural, environmental, and food industries. In Hamilton, Hill employs over 300 highly talented scientists, specialists and technicians at their national headquarters.

With Hill outgrowing their dated office and laboratory facilities, Veros worked with their executive team to realise their business and growth objectives, through identifying a suitable new site location for their business headquarters. Veros undertook tenant representation to source new premises, lease negotiations, and design coordination which would see the building refurbished and fitout for Hill’s specialist use.

The development agreement was negotiated on the basis that a design and build fixed cost would be provided by Foster Construction for the building upgrades and lab fitout works.

Foster Construction worked closely with Hills, Veros, and the design team to scope and design Hill’s very specific requirements.

Outcomes

The Hill Laboratories headquarters is a highly complex and specialist facility that Veros is proud to have successfully delivered, on time and on budget. An iconic New Zealand brand, Hill Labratories are now in a high quality and modern workplace that has been crafted to meet the current and future needs of their business.