Hawkins and China Construction JV signs up for Park Hyatt Auckland


Hawkins Group and China Construction will be working in a joint venture to deliver Park Hyatt Auckland in Wynyard Quarter, following a contract signing with Fu Wah International Group recently.

The seven-storey hotel has a total floor area of 29,000sq m, 195 rooms, food and beverage outlets, event spaces, a spa, and a fitness centre that includes a 25 metre pool.

Work on the new hotel — to be located on the former Team New Zealand site — is due to commence this month, with completion scheduled for late 2018.

“Hawkins’ experience and understanding of the Auckland waterfront environment, including the challenging ground and climate conditions, will help to successfully guide this project,” Fu Wah New Zealand general manager Richard Aitken says.

“Together with China Construction, they have the resources, experience and skills to deliver an outstanding outcome for Auckland.”

Hawkins is well acquainted with Wynyard Quarter, having built the ANZ Viaduct Events Centre. It is also currently working on the ASB Theatre, streetscaping throughout the Quarter, and the Precinct Properties project in Madden Street.

China Construction is one of the world’s biggest construction businesses, with an annual construction turnover of around $US100 billion. It ranks 37 in the current Fortune Global 500.

The company has a wealth of experience from building landmark projects, including similar luxury hotels around the world.

Auckland Council organisation Panuku Development Auckland is tasked with the regeneration of 18 hectares of Auckland Council-owned land in Wynyard Quarter, including the hotel site.

“The Park Hyatt Auckland is destined to be a landmark building for the area,” chief executive John Dalzell says.

“This appointment by Fu Wah International Group is a testament to the quality of work Hawkins has delivered on a number of Wynyard Quarter projects to date.”

The project will involve meticulous traffic and noise management, advanced Building Information Modelling and input from Auckland-based Bossley Architects, Singapore-based AR+D Studio, and interior designers Conran + Partners.

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