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The Strand Arcade

With over a century on Queen Street, The Strand Arcade has some remarkable stories, having witnessed everything from over 90 Farmers Santa Parades to Bon Jovi (and their hordes of fans). Now, it's the latest location to take part in our Vacant Spaces initiative.

Commissioned by Sir Arthur M Myers in 1899, The Strand Arcade was resurrected in 1910 after a fire to become a striking example of Edwardian architecture. It remains largely unaltered to this day and boasts a number of boutique shops at street level.

Key moments from The Strand Arcade’s rich history were the inspiration for installations created as part of our Vacant Spaces initiative. We collaborated closely with its property owners to bring its heritage to life through gorgeous window decals. These have been put onto the windows of their vacant retail spaces with window frontage, adding further colour to the environment. 

With support from Auckland Council and the city centre targeted rate.

The Strand - Top left: Queen Street side, Top right: Elliott Street side (detail). Bottom: Internal

Find out more about our Vacant Spaces initiative: If you're a property owner with a vacant retail tenancy with window frontage, and would like to know more about how we can support, an information sheet is here. More examples of window installations around the heart of the city are here