​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.

Project summary 

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.

Building tuning.

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