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Air force building to become community venue

Published: 19 September 2017
Artist's impression of the new community venue at Hobsonville Point.

Auckland Council is transforming the former Royal New Zealand Air Force Headquarters building at Hobsonville Point into a multi-purpose community facility.

The concrete art deco heritage building is undergoing an internal redevelopment and external refurbishment. The exterior facade will be carefully restored and repainted, original windows repaired, a new roofing membrane installed and an accessible ramp installed along with a new deck.

A diagram of a large building with roof removed to show internal structure.
Artist's impression of the new community venue at Hobsonville Point.

The building’s interior will be opened up to create more useable spaces for the community, including four main areas and a new kitchen. The kitchen will be equipped to cater for meetings and cooking classes.

Other improvements include seismic strengthening, and new heating and lighting systems.

The aim is to retain and restore as much of the building’s original character as possible.

When complete, the facility will be a flexible spaces where people can meet, learn and socialise.

Construction is expected to be completed by Christmas and the facility open to the community in early 2018.

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