Commercial Bay

Here the City Began

pre1840s

     A sheltered bay

The stream Wairotiu. Map by Republik, drawn after R.F Jefferson, Auckland-Waikato Historical Journal April 1996

    1840s

The best deep water anchorage

Commercial Bay 1884; Lieutenant T Godfrey. Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki. Gift of Mr Henry Brett, 1916.

1840s

The landing place for all goods

and people

Commercial Bay and Shortland Street, Auckland, 1841 Sir George Grey Special Collections, Auckland Libraries, 4-9089

Sir George Grey Special Collections, Auckland Libraries, 1-W1675

1919 Trade blossomed

Auckland city waterfront area with shipping and tall buildings. Whites Aviation Ltd :Photographs.
Ref: WA-74831-F. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand. http://natlib.govt.nz/records/23104605

1979

The city kept changing

The waterfront is

coming back to life

Auckland Waterfront 2014.

Here The City Begins

This is where we will present our best face to the world, with the stunning harbour as the natural backdrop to stunning real estate. Commercial Bay is where the world steps ashore and begins its love affair with New Zealand.


Where the day begins for thousands of city workers and where the night begins when work is done. Where extraordinary experiences in shopping, entertainment, hospitality and travel begin.


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About Commercial Bay

Commercial Bay is set to become the most transformational project Auckland has ever seen. Never before has a single project brought together the best of everything in one location – a world class commercial space, public transport, international quality retail, public spaces and hospitality environments, as well as striking urban design.

Since the 1800’s the southern shore of the Waitemata Harbour has been an important place of transport, trade and commerce. For this reason, it was named Commercial Bay. This development will again appoint the southern shore of the Waitemata as the heart of the city, re-establishing a hub of transport, commerce and trade for all Aucklanders to meet and enjoy.

Owned and developed by NZX listed Precinct Properties, Commercial Bay completely reshapes the waterfront area bounded by Britomart, the Viaduct and the CBD, and resurrects the location’s original name. It embraces the best of the existing buildings and links them together creating a working population of 10,000 people.

At the heart of Commercial Bay will be a stunning new 39 level office tower that will transform Auckland’s skyline. It will be anchored by PwC and be known as the PwC Tower. At the base of the tower sits a three level retail precinct unlike anything Auckland has seen before. The laneway design will redefine retail in Auckland, with global flagship brands, diverse food and beverage and the highest concentration of quality retailers in one central, easily accessible location. This will be an inspiring place to relax, meet and of course work and shop. The rooftop bars and restaurants will provide exciting new hospitality experiences while maximising the stunning views over the Waitemata. Lower Queen Street is also due for a redesign and will become an inviting and activated public space. All of these amenities will involve and engage people, drawing them to the precinct.

Businesses will have access to a pivotal location with remarkable views, modern working environments, exceptional public transport access and a vibrant lifestyle to help attract and retain talent. A lobby level will be created that links all buildings allowing an integrated and seamless environment that increases client engagement and fosters business collaboration.

Commercial Bay’s world-class retail environment is due to open in late 2018 and the landmark office tower will be completed in 2019. A 39,000sqm office tower and 18,000sqm of retail will set Commercial Bay as the largest mixed use development in Auckland for decades. This $681M project will be owned and managed by Precinct Properties, a listed property company largely owned by NZ shareholders.

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Exciting announcements for Commercial Bay

Precinct secures flagship H&M store as Commercial Bay gathers momentum

Newsfeed

There is a lot happening within Commercial Bay, to keep up to date with the latest news about the development and the surrounding area keep checking in to this page. There will also be the opportunity to comment and ask questions on certain topics, and we’ll ask you what you think through our regular questions.

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Building a D Wall

Innovative construction at Commercial Bay

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Exciting announcements for Commercial Bay

​Precinct secures flagship H&M store as Commercial Bay gathers momentum​

What brings you to the City?

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What brings you to the City?

  • Work 178
  • Shopping 220
  • Socialising 69

Auckland City's transformation

Great insight into the impact that Commercial Bay and Wynyard Quarter will have on the Auckland Waterfront from our dedicated architect Blair Johnston.

Change on the way for Albert Street

See how Albert Street in Auckland’s city centre is going to be transformed with exciting new projects including the City Rail Link and new public space at the foot of Commercial Bay.

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The Team Behind Commercial Bay

Find out more about those involved in this exciting project

History of Commercial Bay

This precinct was pivotal in shaping Auckland

Commercial Bay Video

Take a look at the retail and dining experience on its way to Auckland City

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What are you most excited about?

We're keen to hear what you think

What are you most excited about?

  • Shopping 279
  • A New Urban Design 176
  • Rooftop Bars & Restaurants 217
  • Working there 143

Commercial Bay Design Statement

These are the guiding principles and core opportunities and ‘insights’ into the project.

What's happening in the Commercial Bay neighbourhood?

This feature is on the new cycle-way.

Media Release

Read the latest Commercial Bay media release here.

Timing and Program

The Commercial Bay development is due to be completed in 2019. For more detail about timing click here.

Working alongside the City Rail Link

​As part of the Development Agreement between Auckland Council and Auckland Transport and Precinct, Precinct along with Fletchers are responsible for the construction of the tunnels for the CRL that sit under our site. For more information on the CRL watch this video​

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Leasing

Redefining retail in Auckland

Commercial Bay is a three level retail precinct unlike Auckland has seen before.
The 24/7 laneways will redefine retail in Auckland with global flagship brands, diverse food and beverage and the highest concentration of quality retailers in one central location, right on the water’s edge.


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