Apr 04 2017
Two streets and a re-purposed historical building open in the same week
The length of Pakenham and Halsey streets in Wynyard Quarter re-opened to vehicles and pedestrians this week. Both streets received a facelift – transforming them into beautiful streetscapes that are pedestrian and cyclist friendly places with street furniture and paving alongside lots of lush planting.
Much of the work carried out on both streets happened below ground. New piping and landscape design improve the stormwater before it flows into the harbour, and essential service infrastructure such as the sewer network received an upgrade so it can support the current and future population of Wynyard Quarter.
The work on Pakenham Street was carried out by Panuku Development Auckland and the upgrade to Halsey Street was an Auckland Transport project. The milestones were marked by a small celebratory opening for surrounding businesses and residents on Tuesday morning.
Another milestone was reached on the same day – with the official opening of the Mason Bros. building. In partnership with Panuku Development Auckland, Precinct Properties led the re-development of the former industrial warehouse into a three-level office space with the end result being an architecturally stunning space whilst retaining some of its heritage. The first tenant Warren & Mahoney moved into the building late last year.