Building in the Administrative Offices Building in Auckland’s capital city, Auckland, is about to get a facelift.
Auckland City Council has announced that it will be opening the building’s lobby and administrative office to the public in a phased rollout beginning in March 2018.
It has been previously estimated that there would be about 200 offices in this building alone.
The building has been closed since 2010 and is expected to be fully redeveloped by 2021.
“We want to give people the opportunity to come and have a look at what we’re up to,” Auckland Council said.
“So it’s really important that people have a chance to have a glimpse of what’s going on, see how it’s progressing and then to have the opportunity of working on their own projects in that building.”
The council has previously revealed that it had received more than $200 million worth of business investment to improve the lobby.
The lobby is one of several buildings on Auckland’s administrative office block that are undergoing a facilitation project.
Council chief executive officer Dave Cunliffe said it would also allow the council to expand its services to the area and ensure the office space was accessible to staff.
“It’s not just a new building, it’s actually a new business opportunity for us,” Cunriffe said.
The Auckland Council lobby is expected be the first of a number of offices on the block that will be opened up.
A total of five new offices will be planned, with the rest of the block to be redeveloped in the next six years.