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Drivers of business location in the Auckland CBD

Gravitas | Auckland Council
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Auckland Council has commissioned research to understand business location decisions in the downtown area of the CBD and in particular, the extent to which transport is a key consideration in these decisions.

Britomart is a shopping, entertainment and business precinct in the heart of downtown Auckland, characterised by heritage buildings, restaurants, bars, designer boutiques and art spaces. Development of the area first began in 2002/2003. To date, 18 historic buildings have been restored and seven state-of-the-art new buildings developed. Britomart is also home to the Auckland rail terminus, a major bus interchange and is located near the Auckland ferry terminal. Auckland Council is keen to understand the role the transport function of Britomart has played in the development of the Britomart Precinct, and to use these learnings to understand how transport infrastructure can affect changes in land use and economic activity. The information gathered will be used to inform decisions on the future form of transport investment in the Auckland CBD. ...

Research report prepared by Gravitas for Auckland Council.

Gravitas Research and Strategy Limited, Auckland.

November 2011