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It’s not every day that we work on a project with colleagues in the UK and fixture parts from Italy, but this was exactly the case for the latest Le Creuset flagship store in Newmarket. As the first Le Creuset store in New Zealand in a...

This February, we celebrate nine years since I first set out on my own and launched Datum Projects. What was initially a project management fit-out company has since grown into a full-scale fit-out provider and joinery manufacturer.  I’m immensely proud of so much of what we’ve...

We’ve once again had the privilege of working with Sylvia Park in Mount Wellington on their Galleria extension, a project four years in the making. Mall owners Kiwi Property collaborated with architects and project managers Naylor Love on the development that, at 250 stores, makes Sylvia...

At the start of this year we moved into our awesome new premises – and although the entry and main offices were nice, we felt like the vanilla boardroom was seriously letting us down. We didn’t worry too much about it – but then COVID-19...

One of the newest – and possibly most exciting – additions to the Auckland retail space this year has been Commercial Bay. We were chuffed to be a part of the groundbreaking new shopping centre in the heart of downtown Auckland. All in all, Datum...

For Kathmandu, entrusting someone to create two new stores at once is a big deal. When it came time to develop their Christchurch and Newmarket concept stores, they needed shopfitters who would become an extension of their own team and work hard to capture the...

When Australian based Laser Clinics decided to venture into the New Zealand market, they needed a shop fitter who could cope with their sometimes challenging briefs. Testing the waters in a new country is an intimidating process, but Datum Project’s innovative designs, quick thinking and...

It’s always a great feeling to work alongside a client through several different projects and establish a level of trust and reliability. We've created a longstanding relationship with Glassons and have been helping them to bring their stores to life across New Zealand for five...

For the first of their men’s shops in New Zealand, and only the 4th men’s store across Australasia, Sportscraft (and their parent company, APG & Co.) knew they needed a team they could trust to fit it out. “As we were preparing to build our first...

When Datum first signed on to fitout one of Colette’s stores, Colette was feeling a little wary… After not having the best experiences in New Zealand, they based the decision on price – but were needing to be impressed with quality and service. After dealing...

There’s nothing we love more than becoming one of a retailer’s preferred shopfitters, and that’s just what we’ve become in our work with Spark. With six stores delivered since May 2017, Spark continue to choose to work with us on account of the “high quality...

When it comes to a well-known brand like Kathmandu, getting the store fitout right can be tricky. Working on our first project for them in Silverdale was an exciting mix of bringing an existing vision to life and solving problems as they arose. Find out...

Datum's been hard at work on the Auckland Airport refurbishments recently, with Icebreaker, Kiwi Discovery, Hayama, and Relay all crafted by Datum teams. As one of the few nominated shopfitters working regularly at Auckland Airport for the past five years, and with the whole departure area...

Karl Noyer, our Contracts Administrator recently represented New Zealand at the biennial Basketball 3X3 World Championships in Moscow. They enjoyed a few wins against Japan, Turkey and Brazil but after close losses to Estonia and Romania, were knocked out from the final 16. However, their awesome efforts...

Datum Projects are spending plenty of time air side at Auckland International Airport at the moment. Having recently completed the manufacture and installation of Hayama Sushi and Noodle kiosk airside, we were invited to submit a competitive tender for a neighbouring juice bar for HMS Host. We were delighted to...