As one of the largest inner-city regeneration projects New Zealand has ever seen, Wynyard Quarter is rapidly changing. Currently in a period of intense development and abuzz with construction, it is well on its way to becoming a functioning, high amenity neighbourhood. The area not only enjoys front-row harbour views, it is served by many eating and hospitality venues. When complete, Wynyard Quarter will be home to around 25,000 workers and 3000 residents.
At the heart of Wynyard Quarter lies the Innovation Precinct, developed and managed by Precinct Properties and planned by architects Warren & Mahoney. On completion, the Innovation Precinct will consist of 48,000m² of quality, sustainable office space within the Wynyard Quarter block bounded by Halsey, Pakenham, Madden and Daldy Streets.
Destined to be home to a wide range of businesses, from start-ups to corporates, the precinct is specifically designed to facilitate creativity, spur innovation and make it easier for businesses to respond to change both through building design and through proximity to like-minded business.
The Precinct Properties' development agreement with Panuku Development Auckland will see Precinct develop five commercial buildings over the coming years. Two already complete Mason Bros at 139 Pakenham Street and 12 Madden Street have both been awarded Green Building Council 5 Green Star ratings.