Office of innovation: MYOB’s new Christchurch office is a triumph of practical design and clever use of space

MYOB’s latest Christchurch office is all about space for promoting collaboration and innovation.


The refurbished building, located at 7 William Pickering Drive Burnside, houses approximately 200 staff, with space for up to 265, predominately working in sales, service and software development for the well-renowned business management software business.
“We’re hugely excited about this space – all 2,700 square meters of it,” MYOB New Zealand General Manager Carolyn Luey says.
“We’re proudly committed to Christchurch and it gives me great satisfaction to see this investment in the community here.”
The new building’s open-plan design contains a wide variety of formal and informal workspaces with comfortable breakout areas and amenities designed to bring people together. “We often talk about the future of work, about how workplace habits and relationships are changing, often through technological transformation. We want this space to be an ‘office of innovation’ to reflect that philosophy.”
The building also houses a co-working space for MYOB’s start-up customers to locate themselves in the crucial first few months of life, giving access to specialised technology and advice to help them grow. Other features include a wellness room, fitness room, library, gaming room, IT Genius Bar and internal training room, while a Microsoft Surface Hub uses the latest collaboration technology.
“Opening up a part of our building to entrepreneurial businesses is an exciting innovation and demonstrates how MYOB is invested in supporting the start-up community here in Christchurch,” Carolyn says.
“We believe our offices should be enjoyable places where our team members can do their best work and have fun in open, friendly environments designed for easy collaboration.”