A new tower in Auckland's Central Business District will contain 226 apartments and a 233 room hotel

An artist's impression (above) of how the new building will look on Auckland's skyline and (below) how it will look at street level.

Australian apartment development company ICD is planning to build a 48 level apartment block and hotel just a few metres from Auckland's Sky Tower.

The building is planned for the corner of Federal and Kingston Streets in Auckland's CBD, putting it midway between the Sky City casino and St Patrick's Cathedral.

The site is across the road from Rydges Hotel and is currently occupied by a multi-level parking building.

It will be 180 metres high and incorporate 226 apartments and a 233 room, five star hotel.

The ground floor will contain a vendor market with bars and eateries. 

ICD held an architecture competition with five architecture firms submitting designs for the building.

The winning design (pictured) was submitted by Melbourne-based architects Wood Bagot in conjunction with local firm Peddle Thorp.

The project is expected to cost $200 million and ICD expects to complete the project in 2022.

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12 Comments

Good luck to the developer.......

I hope it can find the tradespeople needed to build the skyscraper.

TTP

There are a few looking for work. Whether they would get involved with commercial work is another thing.

It may be a challenge to source tradesmen but seems quite doable with the relaxation of visa rules around the construction workers.
What I am more concerned with is a "Gulf-style" exploitation of migrant workers on these large-scale projects, given that the government intends to keep INZ and its Labour inspectors conveniently underfunded till 2021/22.

https://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/368299/most-serious-immigration-...

Yep. It's a convenient problem to have, this.
One just has to look at all the cases that have been investigated recently to understand how rampant worker exploitation is.

How many hotel rooms are in development at the moment?

Every couple of months we hear of a new hotel coming up in Auckland which will have 100+ rooms .....

Hi Trapped Millennial,

Probably much fewer than we think.

Many proposed hotel/apartments developments are launched with a fanfare of trumpets - but nothing further is ever heard.

TTP

I really hope that this project eventuates. Mainly because the more buildings put up which are taller and overshadow the horrible toilet seat Vero centre building, the better.

Hi Uninterested,

Agree - oversize toilet seats have no place in the Auckland CBD.

My position is clear - I won't get bogged down arguing the matter with anyone.

TTP

Sexy building. Hope it happens

Isn't this like the third announcement for this site in the last fifteen years?

https://www.nzherald.co.nz/property/news/article.cfm?c_id=8&objectid=120...

Set on a substantial 1641sq m freehold site with Business City Centre zoning, the property comprises a purpose-built, 11,487sq m car parking building with 427 spaces over seven levels.

Replacing 427 car parks with 226 apartments and 233 hotel rooms.....

Hmmm, did the one where the bungy cord thingy is (cnr Albert St) ever get started?