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Hawkins Group and China Construction will be working in a joint venture to deliver Park Hyatt Auckland in the Wynyard Quarter, following a contract signing with Fu Wah International Group in June.

The seven storey hotel will have a total floor area of 29,000 square metres, 195 rooms, food and beverage outlets, event spaces, a spa and a fitness centre that includes a 25 metre pool.

The new hotel will be located on the former Team New Zealand site and works are due to commence this month. Completion is scheduled for late 2018.

“Hawkins’ experience and understanding of the Auckland waterfront environment, including the challenging ground and climate conditions, will help to successfully guide this project,” says Richard Aitken, Fu Wah New Zealand General Manager. “Together with China Construction, they have the resources, experience and skills to deliver an outstanding outcome for Auckland.”

Hawkins is well acquainted with the Wynyard Quarter having built the ANZ Viaduct Events Centre. They are also currently working on the ASB Theatre, streetscaping throughout the Quarter and the Precinct Properties project in Madden Street.

China Construction is one of the world's biggest construction businesses, with an annual construction turnover of around $100 billion USD. It ranks 37 in the current Fortune Global 500. China Construction has a wealth of experience from building landmark projects, including similar luxury hotels around the world.

Council organisation Panuku Development Auckland is tasked with the regeneration of 18 hectares of Auckland Council owned land in Wynyard Quarter, including the hotel site. “The Park Hyatt Auckland is destined to be a landmark building for the area,” says Chief Executive, John Dalzell. “This appointment by Fu Wah International Group is a testament to the quality of work Hawkins has delivered on a number of Wynyard Quarter projects to date.”

The project will involve meticulous traffic and noise management, advanced Building Information Modelling and input from Auckland based Bossley Architects, Singapore based AR+D Studio, and interior designers Conran + Partners.
Park Hyatt Auckland is the first project for Fu Wah in New Zealand.