Precinct Properties


$425 million

Contract Type

Design & Construct


Jun 2020



Commercial Bay

The Commercial Bay development for Precinct Properties has delivered a world-class retail, commercial and dining precinct and a striking 39-storey tower - drawing workers, shoppers and diners to its stunning waterfront location and providing Auckland with the downtown hub it has long craved.

Built on the former Downtown Shopping Centre site at the foot of Queen Street, Commercial Bay’s foundations were constructed alongside the first section of City Rail Link’s underground rail tunnels, which travel underneath Commercial Bay on the way to and from the neighbouring Britomart Station.

At the base of the tower sits a three-level retail precinct unlike anything Auckland has seen before. Here, the traditional closed-in “mall” design has been replaced with a collection of buildings that open outward – creating the laneways for which Melbourne is renowned.

The laneway design redefines retail in Auckland – with global flagship brands, diverse food and beverage offerings and the highest concentration of quality retailers in one central, easily-accessible location.

Commercial Bay is both an icon and a destination - an inspiring place to relax, meet, work and shop. Its rooftop bars and restaurants provide exciting hospitality experiences that maximise the stunning views over the Waitemata Harbour, while its eye-catching urban design creates stronger connections between Queen Street and the waterfront.
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NZ's tallest crane at Commercial Bay

Project Partners

Name Warren and Mahoney

Role Architect

Name Holmes Group

Role Structural design

Name Norman Disney & Young