It has never been easier to get to GridAKL, as we have brand spanking new Pakenham St West and Halsey St now open wahoo! You can get to us on foot, bike, magic carpet, what ever your means of travel are, from all directions. If you’re visiting us during business hours you can enter the John Lysaght building from two places, 101 Pakenham St West or through the laneway off Halsey St. The main entrance for 12 Madden Street is half way down Madden Street.

Keep in mind that Wynyard Quarter operates on a 70/30 split, with 70% of humans expected to come to visit the area using public transport, on foot, bike, scooter, skateboard, interpretive dance, hover board! And the rest in their car. While we are now free from roadworks around our building the rest of the Wynyard Precinct still has some works to be completed. Currently it’s Beaumont and Madden St facing some closures. So keep this in mind when visiting. If you can hop on a bus, or jump in an Uber to visit us do consider this!


Your event will be in either the Event Space or the Tech Cafe at the john Lysaght Building, 101 Pakenham St, or the various spaces at 12 Madden St. The John Lysaght event space can be found by turning left as you come through the doors on Pakenham Street West on the ground floor, or entering from the laneway directly into the event space. Look for signs directing you to your event and please be mindful if there is another event in progress. If you found it tricky to find the event you were after, do not forget to let the event organiser know! We can work with them to make this process easier.

The concierge inside the main foyer of 12 Madden Street will help you find your way to the event venues within the building.


If you are looking for any of the companies based out of the John Lysgaht building, head up the stairs to the left of the cafe to level 1. At the top of the stairs, you will find reception, manned by a wonderful human who will point you in the correct direction! For Generator residents of 12 Madden St, please enquire at the concierge desk on arrival.

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We have noted the awesome amount of bike enthusiasts around and this is a movement that we want to support as much as we can. With that in mind we have made sure that both Lysaght and Madden St have large bike storage areas, with over 20 racks. The buildings also have excellent shower and bathroom facilities on site.


Public transport facilities are being expanded. For example, the City Link bus now includes a circuit of Daldy and Beaumont streets every 8 minutes from Monday to Saturday and connects to services across the region. The #10 service provides an hourly weekday service between Onehunga and Wynyard Quarter via Pt Chevalier, with a 30 minute frequency during peak times. Bike racks are provided and pedestrian and cycling facilities are being upgraded and are a major feature of the Halsey and Daldy streets upgrade to encourage these types of travel.

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Have you thought about purchasing a scooter?  The Council offers free designated parking for motorbikes and scooters in all its car parking buildings. The council also tends to have a relaxed approach to parking motorbikes and scooters in laneways and on footpaths as long as they are out of the movement of pedestrians.