PlyPlay is based on a sustainably grown plywood panel that has been pre-finished with an environmentally friendly factory-applied UV paint finish. This finish is a VOC-free, hardwearing, scratch-resistant satin or gloss system that gives a natural look. The factory-finished product arrives on site with a protective film ready to install. No plasterers or painters required.
PlyPlay has been used to line the bike store in the recent refurbishment of 82 Wyndham Street. With Auckland City's focus on, and investment in, active transport — more cycle lanes and safer pedestrian crossings — building owners are supporting this behavioural shift by providing better end-of-trip facilities. 82 Wyndham Street is an exemplar of secure bike storage and high-quality bathroom facilities for cyclists and walkers, encouraging more people to use these modes of transport.
Designed by Ignite for Argosy Property Limited, the 1998 interior has been transformed into an energy-efficient office space with a 5 Green Star rating. The upgrade includes replacing HVAC, lighting, surface finishes, and creating new, high-end public lobbies and communal spaces. The end-of-trip (EOT) facility is a very desirable feature for CBD buildings, and it supports the building's green credentials.
Ignite has transformed an under-utilised basement storage space to create the new bike store, locker bay and bathrooms, with a dedicated entrance off Wyndham Street for easy access.
The bike store is secured by a full-height chain-link wall with good visibility from the locker area. There is a total of 40 wall-hung bike parks, and space for four electric bikes with power chargers. Black-stained PlyPlay plywood lines the walls to provide a robust surface finish and to add to the considered design detail. PlyPlay is a low-formaldehyde plywood, and, like material selections throughout the interior, had to meet product sustainability profiles in order for the building to achieve a 5 Green Star rating.
PlyPlay can be purchased from CARTERS.