Fully leased at 44 Bowen Street

12 May 2021

Bowen Campus

Further to the NZX announcement made on 19 November 2020, we are pleased to announce further leasing progress at 44 Bowen Street. Our leasing team has secured a 12 year term lease with Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency who will occupy 6 contiguous floors across the ground and levels 1 to 5, totalling 8,660 sqm of space.

We committed to the 44 Bowen Street project on a pre-committed basis with leasing to KPMG secured at the end of last year. With Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency secured the building will now be 100% leased.

“Having the building 100% leased 6 months after committing to the project and prior to its expected practical completion in 1H 2023 is a great result. We are delighted to have secured such a high quality large occupier like Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency into Precinct’s Wellington portfolio”.

Scott Pritchard, CEO

Construction at both buildings at the Bowen Campus Stage Two development continue to advance well, tracking to programme and on budget. With only one and a half floors totalling 2,700 sqm remaining vacant at 40 Bowen Street, the aggregate pre-committed leasing across Stage Two now represents 87% of the combined office space with a weighted average lease term of over 11 years.

Practical completion of 40 Bowen and 44 Bowen Street is expected in September 2022 and May 2023, respectively. The total project cost for the development remains around $195 million with a yield of 6.6% once fully leased.