Introducing a Fresh Face on Auckland’s Harbour

May 20 2022

Harbour Grounds is a reimagined destination and working precinct in the heart of Auckland – a new place for our valued customers and wider community to work, indulge and play.
A new working and lifestyle precinct

Set between Victoria Park, Wynyard Quarter and the Viaduct Waterfront, Harbour Grounds is much more than a business precinct. Comprising seven office buildings and home to some of New Zealand’s most innovative national and global brands, Harbour Grounds is a working precinct that offers people the very best of work and lifestyle.

An upgrade to the precinct’s main plaza and adjacent building, 22 Viaduct Harbour Ave (scheduled for completion in Q4 2022), provided 151 Property the opportunity to refresh the precincts existing brand and visual identity to further position it as a fresh and vibrant place to work and visit.  It also reaffirmed 151 Property’s commitment to creating great places to work. The Harbour Grounds brand draws on the area’s rich shipping heritage, the visual identity referencing the nautical alphabet.


Delivering the critical elements of the future way of working

Today’s workplace has evolved. More than ever, there is a need for open workspaces that promote collaboration, spaces that promote wellbeing and spaces to relax and unwind outside of the office. Partnering with world renowned architects Warren and Mahoney, Harbour Grounds delivers these elements of the future way of working, offering a way of working centred on work-life balance.

As part of the redevelopment, 22 Viaduct Harbour Ave will feature a new arrival experience, refurbished floors (levels 1-3), new End-of-Trip facilities, a corporate lounge experience and a new food & beverage destination, which will provide additional spaces to meet, work and unwind. The new plaza design will feature multiple green spaces to encourage collaboration, connectivity and engagement and offer a central meeting point for customers and the wider community.

All new indoor and outdoor spaces have been designed with people in mind; offering spaces for people to enjoy fresh air, meet with clients and engage with other businesses, as well as enable precinct activations and activities, which make up the community ethos of Harbour Grounds.


A precinct with community and sustainability at its core

Harbour Grounds is not just about beautiful spaces. It’s about promoting a place of community and individual wellbeing.  Monthly activations held on-site, such as free fitness and yoga classes, e-bike test rides, live music, markets and giveaways, help foster a sense of community and healthy minds & bodies amongst Harbour Grounds occupiers.

We believe that every small step counts in helping to reduce our  environmental footprint – that’s why Harbour Grounds is proud to partner with urban beekeepers, Bees Up Top, housing 250,000 rescue bees on top of our Air New Zealand building. The sweetener to this sustainability initiative……approximately 140kgs of sweet, delicious honey is produced from the hives each year!

But we’re not just promoting sustainability high in the sky. Our newly established Worm Farm within 22 Viaduct Harbour Ave is helping to combat food waste by turning leftover lunches into nutritious compost and nitrogen-rich fertilizer to put back into the green spaces our people enjoy at Harbour Grounds.

In the world of commercial property, wellbeing, community, and sustainability are often talked about; at Harbour Grounds, they’re lived!