The Aurora Centre

The Aurora Centre is a mainstay accommodation option for the New Zealand Government with all the office space leased to the Ministry of Social Development until 2034. A comprehensive refurbishment and seismic strengthening project completed in 2016.

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key features

100% leased

The Ministry of Social Development began an 18-year lease in August 2016 over 100% of the office accommodation.

bigger floorplates

the refurbished office space has expanded, efficient floorplates of over 1,800 sqm for the lower levels.

great location

easy walking distance to Wellington's Beehive building, the core of the parliamentary district.

key facts

ownership interest (%) 100
building grade a-grade campus
date acquired (constructed 1968) Apr-04
last refurbished/redeveloped 2014-2016
net lettable area (sqm) 24,503
typical floorplate (sqm) upper: 1,100 / lower: 1,800
carparks (no.) 308
net operating income ($m) 8.8
occupancy (%) 100.0
weighted average lease expiry (years) 15.2
valuation ($m) 159.5
capitalisation rate (%) 6.13
10-year internal rate of return (%) 8.4

Unless otherwise stated, all statistics are for the six months ended/as at 30 September 2018.


The Aurora Centre

56 The Terrace
Thorndon Quay
Wellington 6011

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who's at The Aurora Centre?

The Aurora Centre has undergone a major redevelopment and is occupied by the Ministry of Social Development on an 18-year lease.




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our asset manager

To speak to our Asset Manager, please contact:

Warwick Shaw
Commercial Asset Manager

+64 9 359 4045
+64 21 633 967

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We do not have office space available at The Aurora Centre. If you are looking for great office space at any of our other properties, contact our leasing team today.

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