One of the earliest artworks to be established at Britomart was Pipi Beds, completed by Chaz Doherty. It references one of the important early food sources for Maori in the area.

Located in the south-eastern corner of Takutai Square, the work consists of 16 sculptural stones, steel pipi shells embedded in the paving and 24 ‘pop jet’ fountains, represent the squirting of the shellfish.