Builders of a new building at Auckland’s central business district are preparing to start work next week.
Ak-Builder has submitted a new application to build a new office building on the site of the old A-buildings.
The company will operate a “super high-rise” with a capacity of about 1,000 people at the site, the Auckland City Council’s Building Development Division said in a statement on Wednesday.
The building would be on a site previously occupied by the Kinko’s Pizza restaurant and restaurant.
It will include a “shared courtyard” that could house up to 200 people, with the capacity to accommodate up to 2,000.
The council said the project would cost about $500,000, which it estimated was about 40 per cent less than the project’s original price tag.
“It’s important that we get it off the ground so that we can get on with the project to a successful conclusion,” it said.
The Auckland City and District Council’s Construction Development Group said the application was “the first of its kind in Auckland”.
Ak-Builders is one of a handful of developers planning new office buildings in Auckland.
Other projects include a new high-tech office tower at the new World Trade Centre, an apartment building in the CBD and a “small office park” in the city’s North Shore.