Built in 1910, Shed 10 is the only original building remaining on Queens Wharf. The Shed is a heritage-listed building which for much of its life was used to store cargo on Queens Wharf, before being shipped overseas.
In 2012, Shed 10 underwent a thoughtful restoration that retains its heritage elements while providing the facilities you’d expect in a premium events space and primary cruise ship terminal.
The ground floor retains the Shed’s robust industrial character with a concrete floor, steel columns and exposed beams. The upper floor is warm and rich in character and detail with timber flooring, exposed steel trusses and a gable ceiling with occasional skylights.
The largest solar panel system of its kind in New Zealand is installed on the roof of Shed 10. The 60kW system consists of 240 165cm by 99cm photovoltaic (PV) panels and covers an area of 400 square metres. Supplier Vector says it is the largest grid-connected roof-mounted multi-crystalline PV system in the country.
The amount of renewable energy generated by the Shed 10 PV system is estimated to be 84,000kWh per year, equivalent to the average annual energy use of 10 households. The amount of energy produced over the life of the Shed 10 system is expected to save the atmosphere hundreds of tonnes of carbon dioxide that the national power grid will not need to produce.