City Works Depot started life as Auckland Council Workshops, and has survived many reincarnations. The building restoration centred on retaining the original raw materials of this historic industrial space, steel, concrete, glass and robust timbers. This resulted in contemporary industrial spaces with a stunning sense of scale and raw authenticity. These spaces are now home to creative and talented hospitality groups including Best Ugly Bagels, The Botanist, Food Truck Garage, &Sushi, Odettes Eatery, and Brothers Beer.Industrial and chic, City Works Depot is also home to beauty, fashion and home décor boutiques, and a creative hub with advertising agencies such as Bauer Media and Y&R offices.
With a rich history over the last 50 years City Works Depot has been home to things as diverse as workshops, parking, fashion shows and parties and this history continues to grow with the area facelift and development of new tenancies.