The ugly duckling that was a hideous old building on Victoria Street West is transforming into a graceful swan. Telecom's new HQ [TELECOM PLACE] is rising fast and promises to be both contemporary and eco-friendly where 2500 staff will work and play. The construction site is currently New Zealand's biggest city office platform at 7800sq m.
Each of the four buildings is slightly different:
consists of 7 levels and located on the northwest Dock Street side of the site.
neighbours Building A and consists of 8 levels, located on the northern front of Hardinge Street - city side.
is behind them and flanks Victoria Street West. The 6 level building is located on the western side.
is 7 levels and located on the eastern edge - city side.
In between these buildings, a quadrangle has been created which is a central atrium area. Its most distinguishing feature is a large internal flight of stairs about 12m wide, under which the Telecom auditorium or theatre space is housed. We love the fact that the developer took into consideration the fact that there is an opportunity to get this building near city transport hubs such as Britomart and the ferry terminals so that people can leave their cars at home. Hopefully we will see more and more of this kind of thinking in car-centric Auckland. We look forward to the opening of this new office complex.