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Located in Wynyard Quarter, this boutique space will offer a blend of flexible workspaces and a spacious meeting and events suite in a highly sustainable environment.
Designed by Warren and Mahoney, Generator Pipiri Lane is at the heart of the Wynyard Quayside development by Precinct Properties. Situated between Pipiri and Waikokota lanes, it connects seamlessly with 124 Halsey Street and the historic Halsey Traders building, with an outlook across the Viaduct Harbour.
Generator Pipiri Lane adopts the name of the laneway it is located on. The laneways in Wynyard Quarter take their names from Māori celestial themes with Pipiri being the first month in the Māori lunar calendar, approximately equivalent to June.
Generator Pipiri Lane is a stunning example of sustainable mass timber structure.
The building combines cross-laminated timber (CLT) floors with glulam beams and columns, ensuring exceptional seismic resilience. Beyond its structural benefits, the use of sustainably sourced timber significantly reduces the carbon footprint, contributing to environmental sustainability. Its anticipated that this construction technique will offer leading embodied carbon figure, with target figure of 410 kgCO2/m2 - around 70% less than a comparable building using traditional materials.
Alongside the environmental benefits, the design and warmth from the timber will make for an incredibly special space to work, meet and celebrate within.
Pipiri Lane will have no fossil fuel supplies (gas, diesel generators) and Generator will work with members and event clients to ensure the sustainability ambitions flow through into daily operations.
Meeting and Events
As you enter through the historic Halsey Traders building on Halsey Street, you'll discover a warm and inviting hospitality area, serving as the entrance and member lounge. The ground floor offers a range of meeting rooms, perfect for collaborative sessions.
Located on Level 2, is the spacious and highly flexible event space. Whether you're planning a theatre-style gathering for up to 300 attendees, a cocktail event for up to 500 guests, or multiple smaller events simultaneously, Generator Pipiri Lane has you covered. As the Wynyard Quarter welcomes a growing workforce of approximately 2000 people with the completion of Wynyard Quayside, the demand for exceptional meeting and event spaces is set to soar.
On Level 1 is a boutique flex working area featuring private offices as well as a premium coworking space on ground, and all the amenity members have come to expect from Generator.
Given the sustainability credentials of the building, our commitment to environmental stewardship will drive our operations, ensuring that the workspace aligns with our founding members values.