Nuffield Street Redevelopment

  • Client : Westfield New Zealand
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  • Location : Newmarket Auckland
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  • Status : Completed 2006
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  • Award : Property Council of New Zealand Awards 2007

The rejuvenation of this fringe area of Newmarket, in conjunction with Westfield Design, involved the upgrading of two very different buildings and a tired through-road.  The resulting streetscape is now a vibrant shopping precinct reminiscent of Chapel Street in Melbourne. The impressive Mercury Energy building, with its heritage listed curved façades, was converted into high-end office space with its ground floor housing high-end fashion and homewares tenants.  The building's stately staircases were revived and its lobby was revamped to suit its commercial tenants, Watercare and Sony. The previously rundown semi-industrial Nuffield building was seismically strengthened and extensively rebuilt behind its original façade – catering for restaurant tenancies and more high-end fashion retailers.