Project Description

A popular thoroughfare for inner city workers, theatre-goers and tourists, the lane which connects Wellesley Street to Aotea Square.

The Transformation took place in 2014 and consisted of new glass canopy and façade, complete with new waterproofing and tiles, this was incorporated into the City Center Masterplan and was noted as a hugely important segment of what is described as the city center pedestrian laneway circuit running from Aotea Square to the Waterfront. The design also considers future upgrades to Wellesley Street and the proposed site of the Aotea City Rail Link Station on Albert Street.


To expedite the construction works and ensure public safety the lane will be closed to pedestrians from late June to late September. Intermittent access will be allowed depending on construction occurring that day however customer access to New Zealand Post, Metro Centre and Bledisloe House main entrance will be maintained throughout construction. We were continuously updated on programming to allow for the access requirements of the public.


Chelsea Contracting was contacted and awarded this contract as we had just completed the works around the Sky Tower and Federal streets with JFC.  The need to completely waterproof the substrate, complete concrete repairs and provide a full warranty prior to the installation of the pavers was key for the Auckland Council.  SIKA’s recommended products were again chosen for there background and support provided throughout the installation.  The full scope of the coating was approximately 1200m2 which started at Victoria Street and concluded at the Aotea Square.

2000 l/m


  • Sika Floor 156
  • Sika Floor 350N
  • Sika Floor 375
  • Sika Floor 359N
  • Sika Aggregates


Product Specifier: Sika (NZ) Ltd
Main Contractor: Auckland Transport
Specialist Contractor: Chelsea Contracting Ltd
Sika Contact: Jon Summers

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