The bright and airy Manukau Bus Station is a place in which you could easily spend a few hours admiring the striking architecture and looking out through picture windows as buses arrive and depart.

As one of Auckland Transport’s integrated transport hubs, it’s setting a precedent for a new and simpler way to travel. Connecting buses and trains at interchanges like these encourages more people to take public transport and provides a more efficient service into the CBD.

From the initial options assessment to preliminary design right through to construction, our multi-disciplinary team engaged with a number of key stakeholders to deliver functionality with unique architecture, sustainable features, and innovative structural design.

On a 1:100 gradient, 23 bus bays sit alongside an amenity building comprising a central ticket kiosk, layover space for bus drivers, operations rooms, and retail/convenience stores. Passengers connect seamlessly to the surrounding streets, the Manukau train station, Hayman Park and Manukau City.

No-one can miss the unique sawtooth roof design. Every piece is different, allowing natural light to flood into the building. Automated louvres and natural ventilation provide cooling and north- and northeast-facing façades allow direct sunlight to stream in during cooler months. A 12m deep cantilevered canopy offers protection from the weather and flexibility for future bus bay layouts.

Manukau’s integrated hub is a refreshing change and provides everyone with a reason to take the bus to the city.


  • 2018 New Zealand Institute of Architects (NZIA) Auckland Awards - Public Architecture category (Beca in association with Cox Architects)



Bus bays


Cantilevered Canopy


Gradient of sloping building

Our team says

Getting commuters to where they need to be quickly and efficiently is so important in a city like Auckland. I’m proud to have worked on a project that will make a difference to so many people.

James Mortimer

Senior Project manager

Our client says

This has been a very successful project that we can all be proud of. Words do not do justice to the huge effort that has gone into creating this legacy for the people of Auckland.

Scott Keene

Principal Project Manager

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Senior Project Manager

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Technical Director - Structural Engineering

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