/ NEW SOLUTIONS, NEW WAYS OF WORKING, NEW WAYS OF LIVING

Created by GridAKL, Hatchbox is our solutions lab for the GridAKL / Futures programme – driving public sector innovation to tackle the collective problems and challenges facing Tāmaki Makaurau.

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/ GRIDAKL
FUTURES

By nurturing innovative thinking, we create an environment that’s adventurous and collaborative. An environment where powerful change begins, all within a culture that’s playful and inquisitive. We aim to transform the future for individuals, communities, businesses and government.
We are agents for change, driving public innovation.
Hatchbox @ GridAKL / Level 4, 12 Madden St / Wynyard Qtr

/ CHALLENGE
& INCUBATE

Hatchbox is a space to develop, incubate and test ideas for change, building on our collective experience, innovative methodologies and open platforms.

/ CAPABILITY & CAPACITY

Experiential training, coaching and leadership development, we help government agencies to create successful innovation and foster a new generation of public entrepreneurs.

/ AMPLIFY & CONNECT

We aim to share stories, experiences and lessons learnt to build practice, knowledge and participation in public innovation.
We build networks of innovators, experts and communities that share collective experiences to design and test ideas for positive impact on our world.

/ Hatchbox is kitted out with colourful comfy couches, multiple whiteboards on wheels, workshop stationery and post-it notes galore !

/ Our unique Bene-boxes can be constructed in many ways to suit your workshop needs

/ Do you meet the criteria
to use Hatchbox?

We have strict criteria for using Hatchbox- it is not a commercial venue for hire. If your event is focused on outward-facing public innovation, please get in touch. Contact us with the form below or email: catriona.stewart@gridakl.com

Who uses Hatchbox?

Users to date have included Auckland Youth Leaders working on Auckland’s Climate Action Plan, Smart Cities Workshop focusing on mobility, security, environment, and infrastructure, and Auckland Airshare Challenge integrating drones into Auckland’s air space by best practice usage in a dense urban environment. Plus many other public sector agencies working to improve the quality of life in Tamaki Makaurau.
Our sweet spot are organisations wanting to collaborate with community, private and public sectors finding solutions to the challenges facing our people. We do events and activations that are free to attend, ranging from 1 hour events to multi-day bookings.

How do I book the space?

Please tell us about your organisation and your event- what is the purpose of your activity? Contact us using the form above or email catriona.stewart@gridakl.com

NB. Depending on the nature of your event, usage fees may apply.

GridAKL / 12 Madden St

Address 12 Madden Street, Wynyard Quarter, Auckland 1010

GridAKL / John Lysaght Building

Address 101 Pakenham Street, West Wynyard Quarter, Auckland 1010

Hatchbox @ GridAKL

AddressLevel 4, 12 Madden Street, Wynyard Quarter, Auckland 1010

John Lysaght
12 Madden St
Hatchbox
Parking
Train Station
Ferry Building

GridAKL / 12 Madden St

Address 12 Madden Street, Wynyard Quarter, Auckland 1010

GridAKL / John Lysaght Building

Address 101 Pakenham Street, West Wynyard Quarter, Auckland 1010

Hatchbox @ GridAKL

AddressLevel 4, 12 Madden Street, Wynyard Quarter, Auckland 1010

John Lysaght
12 Madden St
Hatchbox
Parking

/ DIRECTIONS

1KM – Auckland CBD

2KM – Harbour Bridge

1.2KM – Ferry Terminal

1.5KM – Britomart Transport Centre

2KM – University Campuses

For cyclists

Central Auckland Cycle Map

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 routes

We encourage you to use public transport! The City Link bus includes a circuit of Daldy and Beaumont streets every 8 minutes from Monday to Saturday and connects to services across the region. The #10 Bus service provides an hourly weekday service between Onehunga and Wynyard Quarter via Pt Chevalier, with a 30 minute frequency during peak times. The Inner Link and Outer Link buses stop on the other side of Victoria Park, only a short walk away. Similarly, the North Shore buses stop on Fanshawe Street, just minutes from GridAKL.

Visit AT to plan your journey

Scooters & motorbikes

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.