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Beca move to Hastings HIVE shared space

Updated: Jul 8, 2023

Great to see one of our recent serviced office customers featuring in the latest issue of Hawke’s Bay business magazine The Profit. Originally from the Bay, here's what Matt Sanders, Beca Hawke’s Bay market leader had to say:

"It’s awesome to be able to return to the Bay and have a positive impact within the community and strengthen Beca’s involvement across a wide range of construction and infrastructure projects."

Beca Hawke's Bay team enjoy the benefits of shared office space
Some of the Beca Hawke's Bay team enjoying the view

Matt heads up a Hawke’s Bay team of eight engineering consultants. Most of the team will be based at Hastings HIVE, a shared business hub in Queen Street, Hastings.

The decision to establish a greater physical presence in Hawke’s Bay was based on a strong record of project delivery over many years, a robust local economy with a good pipeline of public and private projects, and well-established relationships with local clients and contractor partners.

Matt says Beca will focus on markets and areas that will make an impact on people and communities throughout Hawke’s Bay – with a particular focus, at least initially, on roading, ports and transport infrastructure, alongside land development, housing, water and food and beverage facility projects.

New Napier port dock under construction

“Our clients in Hawke’s Bay do incredible things every day. They are transforming our community and changing lives, and we are right there alongside them.” At a national level, investment in three-waters infrastructure (drinking, waste- and stormwater), as well as Government reform, is underway across New Zealand – with Hawke’s Bay at the forefront.

Matt Sanders, regional manager at Beca, in Hastings HIVE shared office and coworking space
Matt's interview with Damon Harvey for the Profit, in a favourite HIVE spot!

Asked about Hastings HIVE, Matt says the HIVE has proven to be the perfect solution for establishing a permanent presence in the region. The HIVE is a mix of individual office suites and an open plan shared workspace, that creates a vibrant business community under one roof. “We’ve been able to set up really quickly, it’s pretty much been walk in, plug in our computers and hit the ground running.

“It’s got some great facilities such as meeting rooms, a concierge area (Editor's note, we call this our Karamu Lounge) and café/kitchen area, as well as ultra-fast fibre and IT server capacity that we can utilise as we grow, or add new services such as 3D modelling which uses larger data capacity.

Prompted for his favourite HIVE space "The concierge area is a fantastic space to have breakout meetings, meet with clients and the team. Comfortable chairs and plenty of space means that we can have quick discussions in a great space that doesn’t interrupt those working around us."

“We’re really excited and positive about being involved in a wide range of exciting projects that will come up over the next few years. Hawke’s Bay is certainly on a roll – COVID has had an impact in other regions but so far the Bay has been relatively protected, due to the buoyant primary sector as well as local and central government investment in major infrastructure projects.”

Abridged article with the kind permission of Profit Magazine.

Click here for the full Profit article

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