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The Wynyard Quarter Innovation Precinct is all about facilitating creativity and innovation, and making life easy for businesses – and the area is already buzzing

New opportunities in Auckland's Innovation Precinct for go-ahead start-ups and corporates


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.

The next building is 10 Madden Street, which is planned to open in late 2019 and which Precinct is currently leasing.


Designed by architects Warren and Mahoney, the building provides an ideal home to a range of occupiers, across a range of sizes. This is in part due to placing the services in a distinctive side core, resulting in large, open and flexible floor plates that are suitable for a variety of configurations.

This address provides an opportunity to reap the benefits of being a part of Auckland's most innovative work environment.

Companies can leverage off like-minded businesses, located within a community that's specifically designed to foster innovation. Being close to the source for emergent trends and technologies will help businesses remain relevant and boost the pace of innovation. At the same time, this increases the ability of companies to attract and retain the right staff, because their people are connected and engaged with a thriving innovation community.

Businesses in the Precinct also have access to two purpose-built facilities – a 300-person event space and a more intimate 100-person space.

As well as the buildings themselves, there is the lively spirit of the neighbourhood. Interconnecting laneways between buildings boasting hospitality and retail venues will create a lively urban environment.

And the architecturally-designed precinct is literally a breath of fresh air, with several green park spaces dotted within and around the environment.

For more about the Wynyard Quarter Innovation Precinct or opportunities available at 10 Madden Street, go

First published date: 21 June 2017

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