Available now, Carroll du Chateau’s Britomart – The Story traces the chequered history of the first ten years of the Britomart redevelopment, the people who made it happen and the challenges they encountered.

In it, Chateau describes how the opportunity to restore the site and the heritage buildings was nearly lost late last century, as major demolition plans had already been put in place. Fortunately for Auckland, that never happened and instead Cooper and Company were selected to join with Auckland Council to transform the area through a public/private partnership. 

With a beautiful photographic record of the redevelopment and anecdotes from many of those involved – our favourite tells of a squatter hotwiring one of the historic buildings – the book celebrates the history of this pivotal Auckland waterfront precinct. 


From the brink of demolition to one of Auckland’s premier shopping and dining destinations, Britomart – The Story is available for purchase now through the online order form below or from WORLD’s flagship store on Tyler Street.

Alternatively, you can email jamie.svensen@britomartgroup.org

RRP $150

Britomart – The Story 

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