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Documented Progress for Wynyard Quarter

North Wall

Documented Progress for Wynyard Quarter

Another building is about to come down as momentum builds in the project to revitalise Auckland’s Wynyard Quarter.

Work has just begun on the demolition of a former workshop/storage building and office block at the seaward end of Halsey St to allow repair work to be carried out on the North Wall of the reclamation.

Sea+City Projects Ltd Director John Dalzell said the building is coming down to allow the start of repair work on the North Wall and sub structure of the wharf that will allow the planned redevelopment in the area.

“We’re bringing them up to meet the current seismic codes and standards to allow public use and access,” said Mr Dalzell. “That means new piles and pre-cast panels to further strengthen the wall and the structures underneath the beginning of the wharf area.

“The current tenant is taking down the building and then the site will be handed over to us in late April so the wall and wharf works can get started in early May.

Sea+City Projects Ltd manage the revitalisation project for Auckland Regional Holdings, in conjunction with the Auckland City and Auckland Regional Councils. The area from Pakenham St to the waterfront is the largest urban renewal currently underway in New Zealand.

The majority of land within the Sea+City project area is owned by Auckland Regional Holdings, a statutory investment management entity and part of the ARC Group.

“With the BP Lubricants Auckland Production Centre site also being cleared we are seeing real progress in the area and that progress is being recorded for us as well.”

Mr Dalzell said the long-term revitalisation project was being photographically documented by UNITEC photography students.

“Students from the school are involved in a long-term project to document changes in the area from set locations so we can document progress and have a visual record of the project.

“We’ve agreed on several photographic themes including heritage and sustainability together with documenting the presence of different industries in the area including fishing, transport and marine businesses.”

Mr Dalzell said work on the North Wall and Wharf project was expected to take up to 18 months to complete.


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