Council’s future leased office block at 90 Devonport Road is set to be the largest mass timber office building in New Zealand.
We have entered into a long-term lease arrangement with Willis Bond, who is leading the building’s development with support from construction partner LT McGuinness.
Construction is already underway, and as of September 2023 the first floor of the building structure is complete. Check out the progress below.
Sustainable and future-focused
The eight-storey high building is using engineered timber in place of more traditional concrete and steel elements, with a view to reducing carbon during the construction process. Also featuring rainwater harvesting technology, electric vehicle charging and extensive end-of-trip facilities to encourage active commuting options, the building will set new standards for sustainability in development and construction in New Zealand, targeting six-star Green Star and five-star NABERS ratings to meet best practice sustainable design and build benchmarks.
This and other sustainable developments in the city centre represent Council’s commitment to leadership for a low carbon, resilient future.