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Britomart Precinct

The Britomart Precinct in downtown Auckland is home to many of Auckland’s remaining heritage office and warehouse buildings.

Salmond Reed Architects headed a team of five heritage professional groups including architects, historians and archaeologists, to prepare conservation plans for eighteen of these heritage buildings. The project was formulated as part of the overall redevelopment of two city blocks that incorporated the underground Britomart transport terminal and the former Post Office Building.

Work was carried out within a tight time-frame to meet Council’s requirements for the ongoing redevelopment of the site and this involved close collaborative co-ordination on a project involving a large consultant team seeking to balance the interests of infrastructure, urban design and commercial development.

Condition assessments formed the basis of ongoing work to conserve and adapt the buildings for new uses and formed the basis of sell and purchase agreements for the development proposal. Salmond Reed was specifically responsible for the preparation of Conservation Plans for both the former Chief Post Office and the Levy Building and for providing ongoing general heritage and technical conservation advice throughout the duration of the project.

Work continues in the Precinct; during the preparation for Rugby World Cup 2011 a number of new retail, commercial and hospitality developments were launched, resulting in further design awards to add to those already received for the initial development.

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