Meet Formery — a new collective of premium, hybrid workspaces in the heart of Auckland’s midtown

Taking the idea of a shared workspace and revolutionising it via careful, considered design and clever planning, Formery is emerging as a new hub of business in the heart of Auckland’s up-and-coming Midtown Precinct. A testament to modern office space redefined, Formery has been painstakingly developed by the team at Alberts (renowned for their transformative work on 1 Albert Street) and represents a $150 million endeavour to revolutionise the workplace experience for culture-led businesses seeking something that fits a range of requirements. 

Comprising three, meticulously renovated buildings 87 Albert Street and spanning an impressive 14,500 square metres, Formery epitomises sustainable upcycling and eloquent redesign (where much of the existing fabric of the building has been utilised to exquisite effect). And while the development taps into the architectural heritage of Auckland, it is also uniquely positioned to fulfil the demands of contemporary businesses via its varied workspaces, high-tech meeting rooms, exclusive members’ Club lounge and plethora of food and hospitality offerings. 

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Inside, Formery is a seamless fusion of elegance and functionality. Led by local firm CTRL Space, the spaces here exude an inviting ambience where rich teal-blue panelling, warm oak flooring, and sumptuous leather accents are set against the raw industrial elements like stripped-back concrete and exposed ceilings, creating a harmonious blend of old-world charm and contemporary flair.

Coco Republic, renowned for their expertise in curated furnishings, was called on to bring Formery’s interior identity to life. With a focus on sophistication and character, the brand’s Senior Interior Designer, Georgina Holmes infused each space with eclectic charm, seamlessly transitioning between vintage-inspired pieces and modern accents. The result is an environment that transcends the traditional confines of corporate offices, inviting occupants to embrace creativity, collaboration and comfort. 

This is in line with a central ethos of Formery — a commitment to fostering culture and connectivity. In fact, Founder of Alberts, Andrew Saunders envisions Formery as more than just a place of work but as a vibrant community hub where businesses of all sizes can thrive. Building upon the success of Auckland’s first private business members club at 1 Albert Street, Formery extends its offerings to cater to the evolving needs of modern enterprises. 

“Auckland is well on its way to becoming a world-class international city, with masterful urban planning that will see it transform in the years to come,” he says. “Along with all the member benefits of 1 Albert — concierge, member’s lounge, hosted event spaces — we’ve designed Formery to give businesses smart solutions to foster culture and community, the bedrock of any hybrid working model.”

Alongside its impressive design and connected approach, what truly sets Formery apart is its unwavering dedication to sustainability. With a Net Building Score (NBS) of 100 percent and a sought-after NABERS rating target of 4.5, this development exemplifies eco-conscious design and operation. By repurposing existing infrastructure and implementing innovative sustainability measures, Alberts has ensured that tenants not only benefit from state-of-the-art facilities but also contribute to a greener future.

Ultimately, as Auckland’s Midtown district undergoes a renaissance, Formery stands as a beacon of progress and innovation. From its exceptional location in the heart of Midtown Auckland’s soon-to-be-complete Aotea Quarter, Formery will be within walking distance of The Green Link (a linear park connecting Victoria Park with Albert Park), as well as SkyCity, and Aotea Station (where, upon completion, up to 54,000 commuters are predicted to pass through per hour). Poised to become the epicentre of Auckland’s cultural and commercial resurgence and offer unparalleled accessibility and connectivity, Formery is already attracting forward-thinking businesses and professionals alike.

With spaces and memberships now available, Formery is encouraging entrepreneurs, innovators, and visionaries to join its ranks. Whether seeking a collaborative workspace or a sanctuary for focused productivity, this exceptional new development offers a haven where ambition meets opportunity.


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