Our church, has been located at 95 Mt Eden Rd for the past 17 years where we’ve conducted Sunday services, youth events, leadership training sessions, conferences, and a number of other community activities. Founded by Pastors Paul & Maree de Jong over 25 years ago, we are a multi-campus church with other sites at Albany on the North Shore, Manukau in South Auckland and at Melbourne, Australia.
As part of the Central Rail Development we were required to sell our Mt Eden Rd site to Auckland Transport to allow construction space for the new Mt Eden Railway Station. Through a period of consultation with Auckland Transport we have secured the 25 Normanby Rd site and have also been able to obtain the former Bic site.
At our new home we will continue to help Aucklanders by providing a positive environment where they can build great relationships, grow personally and have a positive impact in the wider community. We hope to create a vibrant, attractive location where everyone is welcome and which will play a positive role in the local community.
Central Relocation Project – Stage 1
- 1750 seat auditorium with tiered seating
- 300 seat conference room
- Indoor multi purpose room with the potential to be used as an indoor basketball court
- 100 person guest dinner area including a retreat room and kitchen area
- Kitchen and café with ability to operate as a commercial kitchen or café
- Foyer spaces
- Multiple new toilet blocks
- Stage 1 includes around 250 on site carparks, with stage 2 potentially allowing close to 600 onsite carparks
- Purpose built kids and youth areas, including 12 rooms in total
- Side of stage room to be utilised by the Arts and performing teams, including showers and change areas
- Resource Consent was lodged in the middle of April 2017
- We have lodged 2 Building Consents, Stage 1 building consent was lodged in October 2016, and was released in January 2017
- Stage 2 was lodged during early February 2017, and is expected to be released by May/June 2017
- Stryde Projects (Main Contractor) has begun some minor works onsite during December 2016 and January 2017, with their main works beginning in March 2017
- From March onwards, we will see the first few months devoted to establishing the site and undertaking all the necessary demolition, following that, they will focus on the critical path works, which relates to the main auditorium.
- In the main auditorium, they will need to remove the front of the existing building, prop the walls and raise the roof by at least 6m.
Take a look at the fly-through render of the New Central Campus.