A towering addition to the skyline
As winner of both the CBRE Commercial Office Property Award and the Rider Levett Bucknall Supreme Award, Commercial Bay’s PwC Tower is an outstanding mixed-use development that is a jewel in the crown of Auckland’s waterfront.
Commercial Bay is a city-defining project occupying an entire CBD block on Auckland’s harbour. It sits at the point where the historic ‘mercantile axis’ meets the emergent ‘waterfront axis’, so it’s a place that connects Aucklanders and visitors to the Waitemata- Harbour, as well as reviving a rich history as a base of trade and commerce. At the heart of this mixed-use development is the striking 39-level PwC Tower. The $1b project extends to 97,500sqm of built form and encompasses the city centre block from One Queen Street. The brief was to create Auckland’s most desirable commercial address – a world-class workplace supported by unparalleled occupant amenities, best-in-class retail and food, and superb connection to transport. That has translated into a building accommodating 120 retailers and hospitality venues, and three levels of basement car parking. Built by Fletcher Construction, the highly complex and challenging build saw Precinct Properties entering into a development agreement with City Rail Link (CRL). As a result, Precinct constructed the tunnels running beneath Commercial Bay. These amalgamate bus, rail and ferry infrastructure through a series of new public lanes.