12 Sep 2012

Work set to start on cruise ship terminal

8:25 pm on 12 September 2012

Construction work is about to begin on the oldest remaining cargo shed on Auckland's waterfront to transform it into a cruise ship terminal.

Shed 10 on Queens Wharf was last used as a party central venue at the 2011 Rugby World Cup.

Next week, a $14.5 million redevelopment project will begin to reconstruct it into a terminal and events centre capable of holding 3000 people.

It will mostly be cleaned and have structural repairs, although an elevator terminal and windows will be added to the building.

Waterfront Auckland says the terminal will be the city's main stop for cruise ships, and in the next year alone will see an almost 20% increase in tourists.