Corban Estate Arts Centre

Corban Estate Arts Centre

Corban Estate Arts Centre

Master Planning and Venue Feasibility Analysis

Client: Waitakere City Council and Unitec

Waitakere City Council were considering the $90m redevelopment of the historic Corban Winery Estate in Henderson into a major regional arts hub. They initially contracted Visitor Solutions to work on guiding the master planning aspects of the project. Emphasis was placed on spatial optimisation analysis of the entire site, as well as components such as the proposed theatre and event spaces. The design incorporated areas for physical and passive activities within a range of commercial and public spaces.

Subsequently, Visitor Solutions was commissioned to undertake a feasibility study on establishing a significant performing arts and functions facility within the redevelopment. The study involved primary and secondary research plus considerable consultation with local, regional and national arts groups.

The assessment took account of many components, such as catchment areas, potential demand, facility design, governance and management. It also covered fundamental sustainability issues such as revenue streams, operational cost and projected visitation.

Enjoying widespread community support, the future of the site is to be decided following the Auckland Super City amalgamation process.