Commercial Bay Tower
12 August 2019
Photo credit: Precinct Properties
The Commercial Bay Tower is a 39 level office tower currently under construction. It is located in the Auckland CBD at the previous site of the Downtown Shopping Centre site which has been demolished. The Commercial Bay Tower will have 3 levels of basement car parking (separate title) and a multi-level Retail Centre. The site is within the area bounded by Quay Street, Lower Albert Street, Customs Street West and Lower Queen Street.
The lobby, podium and basement back of house areas beneath the Tower are interconnected with the basement car park and Retail Centre.
Location: Corner of Lower Albert Street/ Customs Street West
Rating achieved: 5 Green Star NZ - Office Design 2009
Building owner: Precinct Properties Downtown Limited
Architect: Warren and Mahoney
Building services engineer: Norman Disney and Young
Structural engineer: Holmes Group
Project manager: Fletcher Construction
Main contractor: Fletcher Construction
GSAP: Kimberley Whynn, Norman Disney and Young
Key sustainable features
Variable primary outside air, heat recovery chillers, optimised cooling towers.
High efficiency LED lighting with lighting control systems.
Water, gas and electrical metering.
Low impact materials selections and water efficient sanitary fittings.
Construction waste management.
End of trip cycling facilities
Innovation points awarded
Chiller optimisation software and water cooler heat recovery chillers – 1 point awarded for the combined initiative
Variable primary outside air – 1 point awarded
Lighting colour rendering – 1 point awarded as a pre-approved Innovation