Space for rent in Viaduct's nucleus

5:00 AM Saturday February 18, 2017 Colin Taylor

The six-level office building for lease at 4 Viaduct Harbour. Photo / Supplied

The six-level office building which formerly served as Bayleys' head office on a high-profile corner in Auckland's Viaduct Harbour, is now for lease through Colliers International.

Space has become vacant in 4 Viaduct Harbour following Bayley's move this week into the newly-completed Bayley House at 30 Gaunt Street, in the Wynyard Quarter. 

The lower four levels are available for lease now, and the top two levels will become free in December, says Rob Bird, of Colliers, who is seeking tenants for the property with fellowleasing directorPaul Dyson.

Bird says Auckland Transport has a temporary lease over the top floors and will vacate them following the completion of Goodman's extensive refurbishment of its building on the corner of Fanshawe St and Halsey St. Completion is scheduled for November. Now known as Vodafone House, it has been rebranded as the VXV20 building, and will serve as Auckland Transport's main office. Vodafone is relocating to Smales Farm in Takapuna.

The Viaduct Harbour building, which is also being rebranded as Nucleus Viaduct,contains 6920.7sq m of space over six levels, including two sunny decks. The building overall offers good natural light and views over the Waitemata Harbour.

Sited on the corner of Fanshawe Street and Customs Street West it has a large and welcoming entrance area with a 'dramatic' internal staircase leading up to the first floor. The building is also serviced by three elevators.

“The foyer could be used as a traditional reception area, or converted to a mixed-use lobby, cafe and casual working space,” Bird says.

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 The building has excellent views over Viaduct Harbour. Photo / Supplied

“The afternoon sun pours onto the large decks on the second and fifth floors, providing excellent space for staff to socialise or entertain clients.”

The property has 68 covered car parks in a secure basement, and parking is also available inadjacent parking buildings.

Bird says the building has been constructed to 90 per cent of the earthquake code.

Dyson says the availability of 4 Viaduct Harbour is a good opportunity to occupy and name an entire CBD office building.

It is a local landmark thanks to its distinctive clock tower, its corner site and its Fanshawe Street prominence, which will give new tenanta boost in profile,” he says.

“It's a modern building in a great location with barsrestaurants, shops and leisure amenities all within a short stroll.”

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A distinctive clock tower is a feature of the building facing Fanshawe St. Photo / Supplied

Dyson says the area has long been known for its hospitality, entertainment and waterfront living, but the Viaduct is also becoming attractive to commercial and corporate tenants as the CBD continues to expand westward to Wynyard Quarter and the Victoria precinct.

Other notable tenants in the area include KPMG, Microsoft and Hewlett Packard; with IBM also about to relocate to the neighbourhood. Nearby tenants in the emerging Victoria precinct include Grant Thornton, Spark and BDO, which shares a building with media company NZME and law firm Meredith Connell.

The bordering Wynyard Quarter is home to the offices of Fonterra, Mayne Wetherell, Datacom, Air New Zealand, Mott MacDonald, and Warren and Mahoney.

Dyson says the location offers easy access to motorways and is situated to the west of Albert St so it avoids most of the City Rail Link project street disruption.

It is close to major bus routes, and within walking distance to ferries and trains.

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Rob Bird and Paul Dyson, Colliers International