Ngāi Tahu Tourism & Rugby New Zealand

Completion Date

July 2020


NZ Commercial Project Awards 2021 – Silver Award, PlaceMakers Tourism & Leisure category

Naylor Love are simply one of the best contractors I have ever worked with in the world. Their attitude and willingness to help in all areas of this challenging project was commendable.

Phil McGowan

General Manager, All Blacks Experience

A collaborative, high-end fitout for Ngāi Tahu Tourism and Rugby New Zealand.

The All Blacks Experience is a partnership between New Zealand Rugby and Ngāi Tahu Tourism which is designed to showcase the All Blacks and Black Ferns. It is the only rugby attraction of its kind in New Zealand and the only All Blacks attraction in the world.

The project was an internal retrofit within an existing building, covering an area of 4,000 square metres on the fourth floor of the SkyCity Convention Centre on Federal Street. Prior to starting the fitout, we completed services alterations to cater for the new, compartmentalised space for the Experience.

The fitout involved the construction of structural steel sub-frames to create suspended acoustic boxes from the rest of the rooms. These frames created zones which were fitted out to the client’s design, each adding a unique element to the Experience.

The All Blacks Experience is designed to provide a full sensory, interactive and immersive experience, so the acoustic performance of the speakers, programmable lighting, sequenced sliding door operations and room temperature differential played a huge role in tying the build together. We worked in close collaboration with the client’s specialist contractors to achieve their vision.


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