One Queen Street is a premium mixed-use development in the heart of Auckland’s CBD. Located on the waterfront, extending from Commercial Bay it is comprised of 14,300sqm of commercial office space and a five-star 139-room InterContinental Hotel. It will also boasts premium retail tenancies, a basement bar and a rooftop bar seated next to a native green roof on level 21.
Built in 1966, the original structure has been stripped back to its concrete frame and rebuilt. The floorplate has been extended and a further storey built on top. The reuse of the frame has helped the development in its goal of achieving a 6 Green Star rating.
Similar to Commercial Bay, RCP has been engaged from concept through design and into construction and delivery. New market conditions imposed by COVID sparked a redesign. Led by RCP this shifted the development’s weighting – it increased the office space while reducing the scope of the hotel to suit. The result is two new levels devoted to premium office space, which will become home to Bell Gully and anchor tenant Deloitte.
Challenges faced by the team include cost and programme pressures spawned from COVID lockdowns, Auckland flooding and ongoing market pressures. RCP continue to monitor construction progress, revisiting programme sequencing and exploring accelerated options to ensure the project is completed within the required timeframe.
The completed building will feature extensive Māori artworks developed through an iwi engagement process managed by RCP.