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Old May 9th, 2006, 12:44 AM   #1
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AUCKLAND - A summary of the city's new Big Boys

An update of the "biggies" - UNDER CONSTRUCTION IN GREATER AUCKLAND


SENTINEL:



THE STANLEY:



PRECINCT:



THE ANTIPODEAN


THE CHANCERY




* NUFFIELD STREET PRECINCT - NEWMARKET
* WESTFILED 277 UPGRADE AND EXPANSION PROJECT - NEWMARKET
* SYLVIA PARK - NZ's LARGEST SHOPPING CENTRE
* VICTORIA PARK VILLAGE
* BRITOMART PRECINCT
* ALBANY CITY
* SOHO SQUARE - PONSONBY
* QUAY PARK - CITY CENTRE




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* NELSON QUARTER DEPOT SITE
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Old May 9th, 2006, 12:58 AM   #2
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Not bad, The Stanley looks pretty nice.
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Old May 9th, 2006, 09:16 PM   #3
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Nice projects. I think Auckland could soon rival Sydney.
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Old May 10th, 2006, 02:59 AM   #4
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I think that is really pushing it.....but Auckland has some really nice buildings
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Old May 10th, 2006, 06:05 PM   #5
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I have to say, THE CHANCERY looks VERY cool! maybe add about 200m to that height...
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Old July 13th, 2006, 05:07 AM   #6
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Is the Chancery project part of the existing Chancery or are they gonna tear down the existing one?

And they are upgrading 277 again??!?!?! WOW
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Old July 13th, 2006, 08:48 AM   #7
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Is the Chancery project part of the existing Chancery or are they gonna tear down the existing one?

And they are upgrading 277 again??!?!?! WOW
Two Auckland threads - talk about over-kill .. The Chancery will be built above the parking house (across the road from The Chancery) .... They are upgrading 277 and it will expand. A new shopping precinct is currently under construction across the road from 277 - it is called Nuffield Street and will only house boutiques and upmarket bistros (it has already been nicknamed "Auckland's Little Paris")
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Old July 13th, 2006, 05:08 PM   #8
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I'm loving the Sentinel.
I think this building will change Takapuna,
Not just its skyline but socially as well.
I love the North Shore.
Go Taka!!!
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Old July 13th, 2006, 08:26 PM   #9
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The Sentinel looks like a smaller version of Trump Tower Toronto, sans some height and some setbacks. I also like the Chancery. Great designs for Auckland!
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Old July 14th, 2006, 12:57 AM   #10
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I have updated the other thread, I may as well do this one -

These are approved ....


BNZ Tower - 21 storeys (93m):




Stamford on Albert - 22 storeys (88m):




The Sentinel - 30 storeys (140m)




The Stanley - 27 storeys (152m including spire)




The Chancery - 33 storeys (150m)




The Antipodean - 36 storeys (120m )





HUGE MIXED-USE PROJECTS AND TOWN CENTRE PROJECTS:

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VICTORIA PARK VILLAGE (Approved):
Originally built for the Auckland City Council between 1902 and 1918, the buildings at Victoria Park contained the first refuse destructor and power station for the city. Kitchener Group purchased the property in 2004 and is developing it into residential apartments and a modern boutique shopping centre. The apartments will be of premium quality, and specialty stores will include emerging New Zealand fashion, gifts, homewares, health and beauty, and quality arts, crafts and souvenirs.


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SOHO SQUARE (Approved):
1.3 hectares of commercial, retail and residential - 5 new buildings will be built.






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NELSON QUARTER DEPOT SITE (Awaiting Approval):
3 hectares of new apartments, hotels, parking, offices and retail - all in all - 20 new buildings will be built (with the possibility of a couple of hi-rises)




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BRITOMART PRECINCT (Under Construction)
5.2 hectares of new lofts / apartments, retail, public spaces and offices. 17 Heritage buildings will be restored and 6 new buildings will be built.

















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THE MASSEY TOWN CENTRE PROJECT (Awaiting Approval):
15 hectares of new apartments, public spaces/parks, retail, hotels and offices.




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SYLVIA PARK (Under Construction)
24 hectares - new Shopping Centre (NZ's largest but it will be displaced by The Westfield - Albany shopping Centre by mid 2007) and offices.














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THE TANK FARM WATERFRONT PROJECT (Awaiting Approval):
35 hectares of new apartments, public spaces/parks, retail, hotels and offices. There could be up to 4 new hi-rises here.

www.tankfarm.co.nz


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HIGHBROOK PROJECT (Under Construction):
107 hectares of new apartments, public spaces/parks, retail, hotels and offices. There could be up to 5 new skyscrapers here.










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ST JOHNS (Approved)
110 hectares located in the heart of Auckland, next to the established eastern suburbs of Ellerslie, Meadowbank and St Johns. A master planned community will encompass 2,500 dwellings, a vibrant town centre, school / child care facilities and a convenience retail centre.

AREA TO BE DEVELOPED:



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THE ALBANY CITY PROJECT (Under Construction):
130 hectares of new apartments, public spaces/parks, retail, hotels and offices. There could be up to 5 new skyscrapers here.






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FLATBUSH CITY PROJECT (Under Construction):
1700 hectares of new apartments, public spaces/parks, retail, hotels and offices.








Summary -
Some of the key projects and proposals to be completed over the next 10 years:



* Spaghetti Junction.
Six new motorway-to-motorway links are being built, new on & off ramps created and the motorway widened for increased efficiency and capacity.






* Harbour Bridge to city.
Widening the southern motorway through Victoria Park and St Mary's Bay to a total of 10 lanes, ensuring motorists get the full benefit of improvements to Spaghetti Junction.

* CBD traffic.
A raft of measures, including more bus lanes, free loop buses and high-frequency buses along the "central transit corridor" linking Queen Street, the university, hospital and Newmarket will be introduced. A street grading system will be implemented, with buses taking priority on some.

* Rail.
An underground rail link connecting Britomart with the western line at Mt Eden, with stations on Albert Street near the Aotea Centre and at Karangahape Road.

MANUREWA STATION UPGRADE:



* Eastern transport corridor.
A $1.2 billion corridor has been proposed, linking Auckland and Manakau cities using the existing Mt Wellington Highway and Waipuna Road and crossing Hobson Bay with a two lane highway. A final decision is still to be made.

* Waiouru peninsula highway.
Work a new direct link between East Tamaki and the Southern Motorway will start before the end of the year. The project involves building a new road across the Waiouru peninsula on the southern bank of the Tamaki Estuary, the join SH1 at a new interchange near Wymondley. As part of the project the Otahuhu interchange will be upgraded.

* Newmarket viaduct widening and upgrade.
A strategic lifeline in and out of the city, Newmarket Viaduct carries six lanes of traffic up to 28 metres above ground. Transit New Zealand will increase southbound capacity, with construction planned for 2008.

* Northern Busway.
The busway will run alongside SH1 from Constellation Drive to the Auckland Harbour Bridge and provide a fast, efficient alternative to private transport. It will feature five PARK & RIDE bus stations.

ABANY BUS STATION:


CONSTELLATION BUS STATION:


SUNNYNOOK BUS STATION:


WESTLAKE BUS STATION:


AKORANGA BUS STATION:



* New Auckland harbour crossing to city.
As Auckland grows, it will eventually need an additional Waitemata Harbour crossing. A number of different options are being considered, including another bridge or an immersed-tube tunnel running under the harbour from the northern motorway to Wynyard Wharf.

* Northern motorway extension.
A 7.5 kilometre extension to the Northern Motorway between Orewa and Puhoi will ease congestion and become Auckland's first toll road.



TUNNELS:


OTANERUA ECO-VIADUCT:



* Hobsonville deviation.
Starting at the western end of the Upper Harbour Bridge, the Hobsonville section will extend five kilometres to the Northwestern Motorway.




* Western ring route.
This enables north/south traffic to completely bypass Auckland city and the Auckland Harbour Bridge, easing congestion through the city. The southernmost section is the Manukau extension linking SH1 at Manukau City to SH20 at the Puhinui interchange. Also included are the SH20 Mt Roskill extension, the Greenhithe deviation and the Upper Harbour Bridge duplication.

* Western railway line double tracking.
A $23 million first-stage project is creating a double-rail passage from Mt Eden to New Lynn, to reduce hold-ups from trains having to give way to each other on the line's single track.

* Baby Britomart, Henderson.
The Waitakere City Council's ambitious plan to build a $29 million transport interchange and civic centre at Henderson in a "baby Britomart" development.

* Ferries.
New terminals and services to the east, west and the north of the city centre are planned in multimillion dollar proposals. New routes and wharves are at West Harbour, Hobsonville, Beach Haven, Island Bay, Browns Bay, Takapuna, Te Atatu, St Heliers and Howick.

BAYSWATER WHARF UPGRADE:




More news on the underground rail network ...

An underground railway through the heart of Auckland's central business district (CBD) is back on the drawing board. The Auckland City Council says its 18-month investigation shows the link is a genuine engineering and economic possibility. The idea has been discussed several times in the past four years. But the council says new studies prove for the first time that an underground rail tunnel is feasible.

The 3 km tunnel would extend the rail network westward from Britomart and connect with the Western Line near Mount Eden Station. The project would be put in the same timeframe as the proposed Waitemata Harbour crossing, 16 to 20 years. It is estimated to cost $500 million. The link would allow trains to pass through Britomart and create the possibility of an inner-city loop. Three additional stations would be built – near Aotea Square, Karangahape Road and the top of Symonds Street – bringing most of the CBD within a short walk of a station.

The study has also recommended a preferred route for the connection, via Albert Street, Mayoral Drive, Vincent Street, Pitt Street, under the central motorway junction to Exmouth Street and the Western Line. This would also leave open the possibility of connecting the CBD with the North Shore, via a rail tunnel under the Waitemata Harbour.

The project would transform Britomart from a terminus to a gateway to the region, and provide more direct connections for passengers travelling to and from both Waitakere and Manukau cities. Britomart has been built at a depth that allows for this underground option for a high-speed, high-capacity rail link through the CBD.

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Auckland Airport Upgrade
http://www.auckland-airport.co.nz/M...lan/summary.php
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To meet an estimated 24 million passengers per annum by 2025
15 million international ; 9 million domestic




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Gulf Harbour
http://www.gulfcorp.co.nz/
$750 million new development










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Smales Farm Office Park
http://www.smalesfarm.co.nz
$300 million new development
Workplace for 7,000 people
Other Facilities include:
Childcare Centers, Restaurants, Gymnasium, Service Shops, Hotel and Conference facilities, Satellite Offices providing specialist services.




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Auckland Art Gallery Upgrade
http://www.aucklandartgallery.govt.nz
$90 million redevelopment




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Auckland War Memorial Museum Upgrade
http://www.aucklandmuseum.com/?t=198
$64.5 million redevelopment
Will increase space by over 60%




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Vector Arena
http://www.vectorarena.co.nz/
$80 million new development
12,200 seat capacity






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Eden Park Upgrade
http://www.edenpark.co.nz/news/redevelopment.html
Forum Thread
$320 million redevelopment
60,000 seat rugby capacity
50,000 seat cricket capacity








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Old July 14th, 2006, 12:42 PM   #11
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Wow there are a lot of good projects happening in Auckland at the moment... nice to see Auckland is finally beginning to take shape in a lot of positive directions
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Old July 15th, 2006, 05:41 AM   #12
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i like the buildings but where are the "big boys"?
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Old July 15th, 2006, 06:16 AM   #13
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So far we have a big observation tower and a big bridge, now all we need is an awesomly origional operah house and people will mistake auckland for sydney

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i like the buildings but where are the "big boys"?
LOL - this is a censored forum
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Old July 15th, 2006, 09:57 AM   #15
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So far we have a big observation tower and a big bridge, now all we need is an awesomly origional operah house and people will mistake auckland for sydney

Too true ..... I will drink to that
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Old July 15th, 2006, 12:12 PM   #16
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Nice projects, especially the Sentinel
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