Supreme Winner: PwC Tower, Commercial Bay

It is with great pleasure we announce this year’s winner of both the RCP Commercial Office Property Award and the Rider Levett Bucknall Supreme Award; PwC Tower, Commercial Bay, Auckland, submitted by Precinct Properties New Zealand.

Commercial Bay is a city-defining project occupying an entire CBD block on Auckland’s waterfront. At the heart of this mixed-use development is the striking 39 level PwC Tower. The tower is integrated with 120 retailers and hospitality venues, 3 levels of basement car parking and subterranean rail tunnels. The $1b project extends to 97,500 sqm of built form. The PwC Tower redefines the way in which the occupants work. They have access to an unsurpassed level of amenity. The End of Trip facilities, landscaped Sky Terrace, publicly accessible Sky Lobby, adjoining retail and hospitality make this a world-class, commercial environment in New Zealand.

The project also took home the Rider Levett Bucknall Supreme Award, with judges describing the property as a premium development occupying a gateway position on Auckland’s waterfront, saying “Commercial Bay not only provides an iconic focal point, but it also seamlessly connects multiple public access points along the evolving waterfront.” 

“At the heart of this mixed-use development is the striking 39 level PwC Tower. This complex mega project extends to 97,500 sqm of built form, with construction involving extensive demolition of the former Downtown Shopping Centre, deep excavation below sea level and the construction of City Rail Link tunnels, alongside construction of the tower and retail and hospitality in three distinct buildings.”

Owner / Developer: Precinct Properties New Zealand Limited
Construction: The Fletcher Construction Company Ltd
Architects: Warren and Mahoney in partnership with Woods Bagot
Service & Mechanical Engineer: Norman Disney Young
Structural Engineer: Holmes Consulting
Quantity Surveyor: Rider Levett Bucknall
Project Manager: RCP
Landscape Architect: LandLab
Planning Consultant: Barker & Associates

Other winners in the RCP Commercial Office category

  • Foodstuffs North Island, submitted by Auckland Airport
  • Scion Innovation Hub “Te Whare Nui o Tuteata”, submitted by RTA Studio, Irving Smith Architects, RDT Pacific, Dunning Thornton Consultants
  • 100 Cuba Street, submitted by Willis Bond
  • 55 Corinthian Drive, submitted by APEC Property Development, RDT Pacific, Ignite Architects, Macrennie Commercial Construction
  • CIAL AgriExport Precinct, submitted by Christchurch International Airport Limited
  • Fisher & Paykel Healthcare, submitted by Warren and Mahoney
  • Fourteen Tamariki Ave, submitted by Woodview Construction Ltd
  • MediaWorks Radio Broadcasting HQ, submitted by AECOM
  • Spark Square Christchurch, submitted by Naylor Love Canterbury, Nexus Point, Spark NZ, Sheppard + Rout, Cequent Projects

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