Regeneration of Civic Administration Building to begin
A significant piece of Auckland’s architectural history was given a new lease of life this week as the agreement between Auckland Council and private developer Civic Lane Limited to redevelop the central city Civic Administration Building (The CAB) and surrounding land into homes as part of the Civic Quarter mixed-use precinct was settled.
Mayor Phil Goff said: “This settlement means that an A category heritage building can be restored and refurbished by the private sector, saving ratepayers refurbishment costs of over $80 million. It will also deliver a thriving new area providing hotel and residential accommodation and an exciting new performing arts centre.”
Developer John Love of Civic Lane Limited said: “We’re looking forward to being able to provide new homes and a new community in such a wonderful location in central Auckland so close to everything, including theatres such as the Aotea Centre and the Auckland Town Hall, the Auckland Art Gallery, world-class shopping and dining, and of course the new CRL Aotea train station.