The upcycling of heritage buildings to create a thriving brand, mixed use destination and workplaces

HB Central

HB Central sets a new standard for adaptive reuse, converting two of Auckland’s oldest buildings into a thriving, high-performing and sustainable mixed-use development.
A thoughtful design supporting an effective programme, the repositioning of two historic linked structures results in desirable turnkey boutique commercial spaces that contribute to the much-needed revitalisation of Midtown. 
New Zealand Institute of Architects Jury Citation
These century-old buildings set a benchmark in achieving a 5-star Green Star rating, demonstrating the viability, cultural and commercial value of repurposing significant buildings in Auckland’s CBD.
New Zealand Institute of Architects Jury Citation
From the moment you walk into HB Central you feel good. One tenant said they want to live here and that sums up the ethos of the project – that people really want to be here in this authentic environment.
Sam Winstone - Morton Property Portfolio Manager

Collective Effort

Collective Effort

Michael Mason
Blair Johnston
Executive Team, Head of Design, Principal
2024 Property Council NZ Awards - Commercial Property Award - Excellence 2024 Property Council NZ Awards - Heritage & Adaptive Re-uses Property Award - Excellence 2024 NZ Commercial Project Award - Gold Award – Heritage & Restoration New Zealand Institute of Architects Awards - Auckland - Commercial Architecture DINZ Best Awards - Repurposed Spaces/Adaptive Re-use over 150m2 - Gold Pin DINZ Best Awards - Business Communication - Silver Pin DINZ Best Awards - Spatial Design Communication - Silver Pin