PUTTING NEW ZEALAND ON THE WORLD STAGE
Client

New Zealand International Convention Centre and SKYCITY Entertainment Group

Budget

$700 million

Contract Type

Design & Construct

Completed

Under-construction

Location

Auckland

NZICC and Hobson Street Hotel

The New Zealand International Convention Centre will be New Zealand’s pre-eminent event venue when it opens in 2019, drawing audiences from around the globe to experience this country’s unique culture, unforgettable landscapes and innovative business approach.

We are thrilled to partner with SKYCITY to realise their vision for a truly world-class facility. We will build and complete the design of the 32,000m² NZICC, the five-star, 300-room Hobson Street hotel, the retail laneway linking Nelson and Hobson streets, and 1327 carparks under the NZICC.
 

The new NZICC and Hobson Street hotel will be built together, providing a huge boost to the Auckland construction market and kick-starting a five-year inner city building boom estimated at putting $6 billion* into the local economy Many more jobs will be created across conventions, hospitality, retail, gaming and food and beverage once both the NZICC and the new hotel are operational. ​*National Construction Pipeline report No. 3, July 2015

The NZICC will be the largest purpose-built convention centre in the country, capable of hosting conventions of around 3000 people, or one-off events of up to 4000 people on the exhibition floor. The NZICC’s exhibition hall alone will be five times larger than the current largest exhibition hall in the country – SKYCITY Convention Centre’s New Zealand Room.

By the numbers
32,000m2

Convention centre

5star

300 room hotel

2019

Opening

Virtual tour of the New Zealand International Convention Centre

Project Partners

Name Warren and Mahoney

Role Architect

Name Woods Bagot

Role Architect

Name Moller Architects

Role Architect