Queens Shed Being Dismantled
The next chapter in the redevelopment of Queens Wharf.
- A start on dismantling Shed 11 is about to start.
- Work on the under wharf repairs started some weeks ago.
- There will be some preparation of the wharf’s surface prior to Christmas, but the main construction works will begin early next year.
Shed 10 will remain on Queens Wharf and will be repaired to ensure it can be used to support activity during the Rugby World Cup.
The repairs, which have also been agreed in consultation with the New Zealand Historic Places Trust, include:
- A new colour steel roof repairs to external cladding refurbishment
- Replacement or cleaning of the roller and sliding doors new power
- Lighting and fire detection systems cleaning and repair of the ground floor where necessary removal of the false ceiling in the ground floor spot repairs to preserve the wooden deck of the first floor
- The installation of a smoke detection system new stairs from the street / cart dock area on the western side of the building to the ground floor.
ARC chair and Auckland councillor Mike Lee says: “The repairs to Shed 10 will ensure the attic area is watertight and remove leak damaged areas. The new roof and repairs to the exterior will ensure the shed looks in good shape for the Rugby World Cup, and preserve its heritage value.
“Shed 11 is being carefully dismantled to preserve its heritage features and to allow its re-assembly at a later date as per the ARC agreement with the New Zealand Historic Places Trust. Specialist heritage architects and engineers have been involved in this process,” says Mr Lee.
Shed 11 will be preserved and stored within Wynyard Quarter until a suitable alternative location has been decided upon. A number of groups have expressed interest in the re-use of Shed 11.
The ARC’s interest in Queens Wharf will be taken up by the new Auckland CCO, Waterfront Development Agency led by former Waitakere mayor, Bob Harvey on November1. The Waterfront Development Agency board has endorsed the plans for Shed 10, and the Government has agreed to allow this work to proceed.
After the lengthy often heated debate about the wharf, the ARC had, under an agreement reached with the Government in August, developed plans for the refurbishment of Shed 10 and the dismantling of Shed 11.