28 Mar 2018

Sale of $57 million former Waitakere Council HQ on the cards

5:37 pm on 28 March 2018

The headquarters of the former Waitakere City Council in west Auckland may be sold, reaping tens of millions of dollars.

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The Auckland Council is considering the sale as it restructures its offices around the region, with the 12-year-old complex in central Henderson valued at $57 million.

If agreed, it would be the second of the former council headquarters to be sold since amalgamation in 2010.

The building had been a model for environmentally-friendly design, and parts of it haverecently been mooted as suitable for conversion to apartments or a hotel.

The possible sale will be considered by the council's finance and performance committee next month.

The building houses 350 Auckland Council staff and 45 from its Auckland Transport agency.

A local customer service centre would be relocated if the building was a sold, as part of a re-shuffle of council buildings.

Auckland City's former Civic Administration Building on Aotea Square has been sold and will be converted into an apartment block.