Key Wynyard Marine Site Up For Grabs


There has been strong interest in a key marine site in Wynyard Quarter, which is currently open for expressions of interest.

The concept plans include a 12 storey building with apartments on the upper levels, workshops with showrooms, a sail loft and a roof-top rig yard, a 600 tonne boat lift, and new berthage.

Several parties, mostly local, have already confirmed their interest and are working on development ideas for the 2.8ha land and water space at the corner of Jellicoe and Beaumont streets.

The Auckland Regional Holdings-owned site currently being marketed is on the western edge of Wynyard Quarter, and is part of a marine precinct that includes 100 other marine-related businesses.

Expressions of interest are currently open for the purchase of the leasehold interest in the marine site. Once this first stage of the process closes on May 17, short-listed parties will be invited to submit detailed offers, probably in September.

Wynyard Quarter is being transformed over a 20 to 25-year period into a mixed use, harbour-side community with parks and plazas, apartments, shops and offices alongside the traditional marine and fishing industries.  Work is already well underway on the first stage of the waterfront axis along Jellicoe Street, which is planned to be largely complete by the Rugby World Cup next year.

John Dalzell, Chief Executive and Project Director of Sea+City Projects Ltd, the company involved in the revitalisation of Wynyard Quarter at the western end of Auckland’s waterfront, says it has worked hard with the New Zealand Marine Industry Association to make sure the site provides all the facilities they need to grow.

New Zealand Marine Industry Association Executive Director, Peter Busfield, says that expansion of our current superyacht refit facilities will send a reassuring message to skippers and owners of superyachts around the world.




  1. max says:

    The one questions is of course: will the residential and office mesh well with the marine industry? And what will the Council do if they don’t, or the developers don’t want to follow Council’s plans? I like the whole idea, but my experience is that developers have their own ideas, which aren’t necessarily all about creativity or an integrated vision. They want to create something which sells/makes money.


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