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 Horizon Hotel

The New Zealand International Convention Centre (NZICC) will be New Zealand’s pre-eminent event venue. Once complete, it will draw 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. Fletcher Construction is designing and building the 32,500m2 NZICC, the five-star, 300-room Horizon Hotel, the retail laneway linking Nelson and Hobson Streets, and the accompanying 1327 carparks.

The NZICC will be the largest purpose-built convention centre in the country, capable of hosting conventions of around 3,000 people or one-off events of up to 4,000 people on the exhibition floor.

The project is already providing a huge boost to the Auckland construction market. Once complete, the NZICC and Horizon Hotel will contribute many more jobs across conventions, hospitality, retail and food and beverage.

The NZICC’s exterior will feature the two largest pieces of public art ever created in this country. The works, by New Zealand artists Sara Hughes and Peata Larkin, will span a total of 5,760sqm once fully installed. They comprise of Sarah Hughes’ 550 painted glass panels that wrap around the top level, and Peata Larkin’s 13,500 terracotta tiles that form a 31-metre-high perimeter wall alongside the laneway shared with Horizon Hotel.

Fit-out of the neighbouring Horizon Hotel is underway, and a 30-metre-long airbridge connects it to SkyCity on the opposite side of Hobson Street. In future, this will create an undercover link across 3 city blocks to Aotea Station on Albert Street.

The new NZICC and Horizon hotel will be built together, providing a huge boost to the Auckland construction market and kick-starting a five-year inner city building boom. 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.

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

2,850 seats

New Zealand's largest theatre

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