Giltrap Group opens $40m showroom
The Giltrap Group has opened its new headquarters in Auckland, and Michael Giltrap says Warren and Mahoney's design of the new building at 119 Great North Road was way beyond what they had ever anticipated. You’d hope so, as the new showroom came with a price tag of $40 million. "Warren and Mahoney have produced a design which perfectly showcases some of the world's most beautiful cars. At the same time, it is the most technologically impressive and environmentally friendly building of its type in the country," Giltrap said, referring to the new building’s 5-star Green Star design rating. "The showroom was conceived as three jewellery boxes with glazing that wraps around on the sides," the leader of the Warren and Mahoney team Jonathan Hewlett said. Giltrap Group has significant land holdings on both sides of Great North Rd near the Ponsonby Rd intersection, due to the foresight of founder Sir Colin Giltrap. The new building has been named 119 GNR, after its Great North Rd address.