Shed 10 is the only original building that remains on Queens Wharf. A double-storied cargo shed at 94.5 metres it is nearly the length of a rugby field.
Between 1909 and 1914 five such cargo sheds were built on the wharf. They were designed to fully integrate with transportation by rail, road and ship. The sheds were utilitarian in design with a focus on an efficient use of material, function and space to support huge loads of cargo through the wharf.
From time to time the sheds were used for temporary functions such as exhibition spaces for the A&P show, boxing matches and choir performances.
Shed 10 is a heritage listed building as is Shed 11 which was dismantled in late 2010 and is now in storage. In 2011 the Shed 10 doors and cladding were repaired and the building received a new roof in time for Rugby World Cup 2011 as the wharf hosted the Auckland's inner city Fanzone.
The next phase of redevelopment will transform Shed 10 into a unique venue for major and community events and offer improved processing facilities to capitalise on Auckland’s growing reputation as a hub port for visiting international cruise ships in the South Pacific.
To learn more about the planned redevelopment of Shed 10 click here