Forming the cornerstone of the commercial building is the historic seven-story Jean Batten Building, which was built in the modern style in 1942. The Jean Batten Building serves as one of the corners of the podium, which houses seven levels of commercial office space, high end retail and a cafe on top of four levels of underground parking. From the podium rises the main office tower and the headquarters of the Bank of New Zealand, which is marked by a striking double ventilated glass façade.
Inside, the building was designed with the employees as well as the environment in mind, making certain that the office environment was conducive for productive work. Nine in ten employees agree that they enjoy working in the new headquarters, 83% support the ongoing green initiatives and 73% of them actually understand all the green features.