Rural insurer FMG has launched its new premises at Palmerston North’s largest new-build.
FMG signed a long-term lease on the premises and completed its move to the new building late last month. On Thursday, Palmerston North Mayor Grant Smith headed the tape-cutting ceremony on 292 Church Street at FMG House.
“This has been a considerable project for us and for the Manawatu community and we’re rapt with the final build—it looks fantastic,” Paul Humphries, managing director of Humphries Developments Limited (HDL) said. “The building is a credit to everyone who has been involved, particularly FMG for commissioning it and continuing its already strong investment in the community.”
FMG are tenants on three and a half of the four floors, with space for another tenant still available on the top floor. There is also a café on the ground floor, which is open to the public.
The firm said the move is the next step in meeting the needs of its growing business.
“HDL has done an outstanding job and FMG’s Palmerston North-based team are excited to be in the new office,” FMG CEO Chris Black said. “People should enjoy coming to work and your physical environment plays a huge part in that. The new building gives our teams more space, has more areas for collaborative work and importantly is safe at 130% of the NBS code.”
In marking the opening, Mayor Smith said the overall development and commitment by FMG to the community needs to be commended.
“FMG has had a long relationship with the region and it’s heartening to see that continue,” he said. “With their largest office in Palmerston North and an Agri-Business centre in Feilding they’re showing that the region is open for business, and that nationally-run organisations can operate from the provinces.”
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