Council shrinks office footprint

Auckland Council is moving and reducing offices in a bid to save millions of dollars and increase productivity. 

It's chopping the number of buildings it occupies in the city from seven to three and is in the process of moving into a newly purchased space at the ASB Tower at Albert St. 

The Tower cost $104m but council forecasted the move would save them $100m over the next 20 years, believing it was the most cost effective of all its options which included staying in its existing offices, constructing a new building or purchasing an alternative space.

Staff productivity was expected to improve due to reduced travel time between offices and a more close knit environment, council said.