Priority One’s year in review: City Centre Rejuvenation

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Tauranga Moana’s city centre is undergoing a significant transformation and will help position the sub-region as the ideal place to live, work and study.

CBD Blueprint Rooftop Event Series

As Tauranga’s city centre continues to transform, Priority One are pleased to bring you our new rooftop event series offering the opportunity to see and experience the changing cityscape from above.

Join us for an update on Priority One’s CBD Blueprint developments, to connect with others and experience the incredible views atop upper-level and rooftop locations throughout the city. Spaces are limited for each event, so get in quickly to secure your spot.  Learn more about the events and register to attend to one of the CBD Blueprint Rooftop Event series, below.

  • January | Copeland Ashcroft
  • February | Beca
  • March | Sharp Tudhope
  • April | University of Waikato
  • May | SwipedOn

Transforming Tauranga – A year of progress for the Tauranga CBD Blueprint

It has been more than a year since the launch of the Tauranga CBD Blueprint, highlighting more than $1.5b worth of investments over 20 major catalyst developments that are committed to transforming the city before 2030. With a vision of a thriving and vibrant city centre, Priority One’s Tauranga CBD Blueprint Update, brought to light the instrumental changes happening behind the scenes.

As a part of the update, a drone flyover, captured the progress of 8 key developments
In order of appearance:

  1. Thirty Eight Elizabeth: The jewel in the crown of the re-emergence of Tauranga CBD. New Zealand’s first development to offer an architecturally designed modern mix of retail, residential and dining in one prime location.
  2. 90 Devonport Road: Tauranga City Council’s new office administration block will be the largest mass timber office building in New Zealand, targeting a six-star Green Star rating once built.
  3. 2 Devonport Road: Craigs Investment Partners future ‘world office’, situated inside a modern and stylish seven-story office building, with ground-floor retail and hospitality.
  4. The Northern Quarter: Tauranga’s first privately funded 6-star Greenstar rated building, with confirmed lead tenant, Holland Beckett Law. Stage one, which would include a mix of office, commercial, and hospitality space, planned to be finished by mid-2024.
  5. 35 Hamilton Street: Inner city parking facility comprising of 7 levels of carparking, combined with a modern 200 room 4-star plus hotel.
  6. Te Manawataki o Te Papa: Tauranga’s most significant investment in community facilities, The Civic Precinct will include a library and community hub, civic whare (public meeting house), exhibition gallery and museum.
  7. 93 Cameron Road: A new home for Manawa Energy’s future head office and the New Zealand Blood Service Donor Centre for Tauranga.
  8. Vantage: A bespoke development which combines designer retail, office and commercial on the ground floor and residential above, positioned along the rapidly developing Cameron Road Corridor.

Northern Quarter: Pioneering Progress in the Heart of the City

The Northern Quarter stands out as Tauranga’s first privately funded 6-star Greenstar rated building, set for completion by mid-2024. As a part of the Tauranga CBD Blueprint Update, an interview with the project manager and construction team behind the development has given insight into the future of the project and some interesting archaeological finds during excavations.


Revive & Reimagine: The Refurbishment of Tauranga’s CBD

Discover how Tauranga’s CBD is undergoing a refreshing revival even on the smaller scale of refurbishments! Join Ash Gee, Chair of Mainstreet Tauranga, Sam and Nicki from Edwards White Architects, and Bevan Botha from The Building Intelligence Group as they share their stories of repurposing underutilised spaces in the heart of the city. Get a glimpse into some of the exciting projects shaping the future of Tauranga’s downtown.


From Blueprint to Beauty: The Power of Interior Design in Tauranga’s CBD Revitalisation

93 Cameron Road is set to be the new home for Manawa Energy’s future headquarters and the New Zealand Blood Service Donor Centre for Tauranga. Wingates Senior Interior Designer for the Manawa Energy offices, Sarah Bryant, discusses the art of revitalising urban spaces through interior design. Explore their innovative approach to enhancing well-being and sustainability in the workplace, all while embracing Tauranga’s vibrant changes and discover how their projects are breathing life into the heart of the city.