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Cities of the Future: Auckland’s Britomart continues to grow

28 October 2018, by Rob Campbell

Auckland has transformed itself over the last 10 years and can now happily sit amongst some of the world most vibrant cities as a five-star hub for business, tourism and hospitality.

The urban redevelopment of key spaces, such as Britomart has seen the city develop into a world-class destination - and it’s showing no signs of slowing.

Cooper and Company, the ‘architects’ behind the Britomart precinct have recently started construction on The Hotel Britomart, a new 10-level development designed by Cheshire Architects.   

 

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We had to take a moment to say, “we saw this coming!,” says TwentyTwo’s Rob Campbell.

In Campbell's last feature article on Auckland's urban renewal, he highlighted how the upgrade of Britomart has been key to Auckland’s success, the journey of how it got there and where it might be heading in the future.

“Britomart is a signature Auckland space and adding The Hotel Britomart to its urban blanket makes absolute sense, I even hinted and hoped for it back in April,” says Campbell.

Matthew Cockram, CEO of Cooper and Company says, “It allows us to take the appeal and vibrancy of Britomart as the heart of the CBD neighborhood to a more intense and concentrated level by having people to stay.”

The hotel is being built at the corner of Gore and Galway Streets, with the development extending to include the refurbishment and restoration of the adjoining Masonic and Buckland heritage buildings.   

The new hotel will have 99 rooms and in addition to the lobby, The Hotel Britomart’s ground floor will be occupied by retail outlets and food and beverage offerings. 

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About the author

Aucklander, born in Glasgow. Biker. Photographer. Home renovation addict. Whiskey.

As TwentyTwo's Auckland business leader, Rob is known for his innovation, obsessive customer service and for delivering complex property solutions. He provides occupiers with advice on premises procurement, major transactions, projects, and strategy to ensure their properties align with business direction. He has served in a variety of roles which have involved managing large commercial property portfolios, acquiring new sites, delivering projects, and managing the corporate real estate. Rob builds internal support, gets to the real issues, and reaches practical recommendations to support business decisions.

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