Level 3 outdoor breakout space.
SECURE, CONNECTED, COOL
Many iconic Kiwi inventions start life in the free-wheeling thinking space of a garage. Future House is a collection of dream ‘garages’ — matched with character offices and modern business facilities. Buzzing with the excitement of invention and discovery, it’s an ecosystem of visionary entrepreneurs and agencies and businesses dedicated to supporting them.
A former home of the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research, the building is fully equipped with three-phase power, extraction, compressed air, fume hoods on site — and understanding landlords. The office spaces — available on flexible terms to reflect the fast-changing nature of the business — range from 100–1000sqm, all with new air-conditioning, fibre and premium restroom facilities.
Two spacious entrance lobbies on Balfour Rd and Kenwyn St lead into five storeys of secure, private laboratory and research and development spaces, with shared conference rooms, wellness facilities and gathering areas where you can meet and mingle with fellow innovators.
AUCKLAND'S VISION PRECINCT
City-fringe Parnell is a vibrant hub of businesses with big ideas and ambitions, a stone’s throw from the university district and downtown. Home to innovation incubators such as Outset Ventures, Callaghan Innovation and The Icehouse, investment and private equity firms, as well as advertising agencies and design practices, the precinct buzzes with cafes, pubs and bars for after-work drinks.
Nearby leafy parks, gardens and the waterfront are ideal for lunch breaks or a head-clearing walk or run. Transport access is excellent, with Parnell Train Station ten minutes walk away, street and offsite parking nearby, good bus routes and access to motorways. Bike parking and end-of-trip facilities are available on-site.
Parnell Train Station
Britomart Transport Centre Auckland Ferry Building
Level 5 above Balfour Road.
Balfour Rd to Level 3 entry.
"Future House is a real place of doing. New Zealand’s key investors know the space well — several of them are located nearby — and the level of knowledge on-site is unprecedented in a private community."
— Mat Rowe, Executive Director, Outset Ventures
Flexible spaces across three floors available.
Future House is where today’s ground-breaking scientific and engineering innovations can become tomorrow’s global success stories.
Home to a thriving community of deep technology, engineering, biomedical and AI entrepreneurs, as well as agencies and businesses that support discovery and invention, Future House offers for lease secure, state-of-the-art research and development laboratories and light-filled tech-forward office spaces.
As a character building in Parnell, Auckland, Future House already has a proud history of fostering frontier scientific discovery and innovation. This year, leading architects Fearon Hay are transforming the building into a progressive research, development and business hub with flexible spaces, well-equipped meeting, conference and wellness facilities, Zoom rooms and vibrant indoor and outdoor gathering areas.
New Kenywyn Street entry and shared multi-purpose room.
"We’re big believers in the importance of science and engineering innovation for New Zealand’s economic future, and wanted to create a hub of optimism and collaboration for the sector."
— Terry Gould, Co-director, Phillimore Properties
Anchor tenant Outset Ventures is a deep technology incubator that’s helped launch some of New Zealand’s most successful start-ups — including Aō Air, Avertana and Mint Innovation onto the world stage. Committed to championing STEM innovators, they’re looking forward to welcoming a new wave of big thinkers to the building where they’ve been based for over 10 years.
Also already on-site is a collective of inspiring future thinkers who arrived via Outset Ventures, including biotech company Pictor, ag-biotech firm Biotellligia, wireless energy company Emrod and drone acoustic innovators Dotterel.
"The community are the heart of Future House. This place is full of exciting thinkers who support each other’s visions. And investors believe in them — every major investor in New Zealand has invested in a company on-site."
— Imche Fourie, CEO, Outset Ventures
NEWS & PRESS
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Read the press release here
BACKING FUTURE HOUSE
PHILLIMORE PROPERTIES LTD
Successfully revitalising heritage and character buildings into contemporary commercial properties is a specialty of Phillimore Properties Ltd, a privately owned property investment company with over 25 years of experience in Auckland’s CBD. Owners of the award-winning Imperial Buildings and Parnell’s Textile Centre, Phillimore’s principals Ross Healy, Ken Healy and Terry Gould take a hands-on approach to their properties building relationships with tenants founded on mutual understanding of the needs of their businesses, and a long-term perspective.
One of New Zealand’s most recognised architectural practices, Fearon Hay designs striking and elegantly resolved buildings that have won awards around the world. They have an ongoing relationship with Phillimore, working previously with them on the Imperial Buildings in Auckland Central. The Parnell precinct is an area of special interest to them, as home to their own practice, and several of their projects, including the Bishop Selwyn Cathedral.
Balfour Road entry lobby.
Level 3 entry and large conference room access.
40 Kenwyn St, Parnell,
+64 21 628 397
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