New technology is revolutionising the world of newspaper publishing, and for Independent Newspapers (now owned by Fairfax Media), transforming its business and operating environment.

Publisher of Wellington’s daily newspaper, The Dominion Post, the company decided in 2002 to relocate staff from its existing four Wellington buildings to two redeveloped premises in Boulcott Street.

Impact was appointed to select the project team and manage the design and construction process for the construction and fit-out of both buildings. This involved a complex staging programme in a commercially sensitive, secure environment where a rotating staff roster meant the buildings were empty for only six hours a day. 

As a result of careful planning and close consultation with the client, the project was completed within the required timeframe.

Since 2002 Impact has built on its relationship with Fairfax, having completed the redevelopment of the Manawatu Standard offices, refurbished two floors in Fairfax’s key editorial department at The Dominion Post and managed the extension of the company’s printing plant in Petone.

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“Impact have come to understand our business and always make it a priority to work closely with us as the client to achieve the best and most cost-effective results with minimal disruption to the production of a daily newspaper.”

- Paul Elenio, General Manager Fairfax Central Regio