St Kevin’s Arcade, a 90 year old stylistic medley of Neo-Greek, Art Deco and Arts and Crafts. Treasured by all walks of life, the Arcade is K’ Road’s temple of creativity. Patrons can drink coffee while gazing through ornate windows onto Auckland’s modern skyline, they can browse though intricate stores that once stocked fur coats and pianos. The arcade provides a link between the bustling street of K’ Road and the quiet respite of Myers Park.
Greenstone Group services provided:
- Tenancy Coordination.
- Project Management of arcade refurbishment & services upgrade.
- Project Management to new tenants including Building Consent guidance.
- Retail Design Management.
- Contracts Administration.
- Site & Contractor Coordination.
St. Kevins Arcade is a 3,138m2 heritage building located on a large 1,250m2 freehold site comprised of a mix of food, retail and office tenancies overlooking Myers Park. Running through the arcade is a public access way from Karangahape Road through to Myers Park, which coupled with its unique Heritage, makes St. Kevins Arcade an important public asset.
At time of purchase, St. Kevins Arcade was run-down and in need of restoration; rental returns per square metre were below average and there was a great deal of potential to create a unified vision for tenancies whilst restoring the beautiful heritage building for generations to come. Lauded by Architectural Historian Edward Bennett as a project he wishes other developers would replicate, this restoration project sets a benchmark for historic arcades, multi-use buildings and shared spaces alike.
The vision was to build a thriving community of interdependent tenants that would establish a new brand identity for the arcade and the experience it offers the public. The project team had an agreed vision for St. Kevins Arcade that was central to all decisions and provided continued guidance throughout the project.
Put simply, the vision was to return St. Kevins Arcade to its former glory with authentic brands and personalities celebrated in a beautiful historic setting.