Catalyst is a New Zealand success story, founded in 1999 with over 24 years of experience delivering commercial property solutions throughout the country.
Our purpose is to provide fast, commercially viable solutions that enable people and businesses to thrive. We offer true end-to-end design and build services to achieve this goal.
We have principal offices located in Auckland, Wellington, and Christchurch, as well as satellite locations in key provincial centers throughout New Zealand. This allows us to provide commercial property design and/or build services for projects of varying scales.
Our team comprises of over 60 experienced architects, designers, project and construction managers who collaborate with you to design, manage, and construct your project while aligning with your specific goals.
Catalyst's core values, including "People at Heart," "Take Ownership," "Respect," and "Collaboration". These are more than just a brand promise - they're the driving force behind Catalyst's continued success.
People at Heart
At Catalyst, sustainability is more than just a service we offer. It's the cornerstone of our business, woven into every aspect of what we do, from initial design concepts through to final delivery. As proud members of the New Zealand Green Building Council (NZGBC) and a Green Star company, we're committed to creating healthy and sustainable building environments that help people thrive and a better future for generations to come.
We have trained in-house team members including certified Green Star architects, designers and contracts managers. We work alongside our clients using globally recognised NZGBC tools to assist them through the certification process, enabling them to establish and achieve their environmental performance targets.
Recyclable and Recycling
Some clients specifically request environmental efficiencies, which we assess based on existing services, available time, and budget. We've developed a range of sustainability initiatives such as rainwater harvesting, solar collection, thermal reduction techniques, grey water re-usage, double glazing, low e-glass exterior, and more. These initiatives are designed to reduce energy waste and maximise sustainable opportunities.
Health & Safety
Catalyst has an extremely robust health and safety policy which underpins our exemplary construction site record. The constuction team are fully trained and undertake regular renewals to ensure they are across all new industry developments and initiatives. Catalyst is proud to have previously been nominated and a finalist for the Wellington Gold Awards- ACC Injury prevention as well finalist for Site Safe Leaders in Safety award demonstrating strong procedures for keeping our value chain healthy and safe. “Safe and healthy today, and tomorrow” is our Catalyst safety mantra.
Health and Safety Considerations in Awarding Contracts
Health & Safety Compliance Checklist
JSA/Method Statement and Hazard Identification
On-site Oversight and Inspection
Site Hazard Register
The construction industry loses nearly one person to suicide every week, which is a shocking and tragic statistic. At Catalyst, we are committed to making a positive difference by learning, investing, and supporting suicide prevention initiatives in the industry. We believe that addressing this issue requires a collective effort, as the Maori proverb says, "Ehara taku toa i te toa takitahi engari i te toa takitini" - my strength is not that of a single warrior, but that of many. By partnering with organisations like Mates in Construction, we can collaborate and work towards continuous improvement in our efforts to support suicide prevention.
Care for the Community
At Catalyst, we believe in giving back to the communities we serve. As a design and build organisation, we strive to listen, guide, and inspire our teams to deliver seamless construction projects for our clients.
Proud sponsors of Upper Hutt City Football
Catalyst is a true home-grown success story, so investing back in the communities that have helped us grow and where our staff live is our way of saying thank you to the Wellington community. As avid football fans, we hope through this partnership that we can help young footballers realise their goals and create their own home-grown success story.
Proud sponsors of the Mainland Eagles
This sponsorship enables us to not only give back to our South Island community but also to help inspire young people to understand who they are and how to be their best individual selves.
Proud to support Mates in Construction
Proud to Support Auckland Westpac Rescue Helicopter
Proud to support the Auckland City Mission
Proud to support Pink Ribbon New Zealand
Proud to support Whau River Catchment Trust
Innovation & Technology
At Catalyst, technology is a key component of our success. That's why we prioritise investing in cutting-edge, industry-leading technology to enhance our efficiencies, privacy, and security, and ensure auditable quality control for complete transparency in innovation. We continuously research and improve our technology solutions to stay ahead of the game and design projects to Green Star ratings whenever possible.
Diversity & Inclusion
Catalyst is dedicated to promoting and supporting an ethnically diverse workforce. Our team includes individuals from 15 different cultures, which brings innovation and diversity to our designs and delivery. We take pride in our commitment to building relationships with inclusive companies that prioritise and support inclusion and accessibility.
Catalyst (Waka Kotahi), travelling together recognises the value of teamwork in promoting an understanding of the protection of traditional cultural values. As members of Ngati Whatua o Orakei Marae, the team has been welcomed with open arms by the iwi, who have generously provided hospitality and education on the marae's history and future journey. This experience has highlighted the significance of effective communication in fostering collaboration and sharing knowledge to ensure high-quality outcomes for all parties involved.
It's not just about buildings; it's about building relationships - between our team and yours, as well as your people and the spaces in which they work. Contact us to learn more.