Parnell has many qualities that make it an excellent place to work. Located on the city fringe, Parnell enjoys the benefits of its central location without the overwhelming bustle of working in the CBD. Parnell is home to many heritage buildings and cobbled alleyways, giving the suburb a distinct character like no other! Parnell is also known for its hospitality scene, and is home to a plethora of cafes, bars, and restaurants serving a variety of cuisines.
Parnell can be divided into three commercial zones, each with their own distinct character.
Most of our retail businesses are located on Parnell Road, surrounded by beautiful gardens, cobblestones laneways and restored villas that house some of Auckland’s best galleries, hospitality and niche boutique stores.
There’s a pocket of businesses near Carlaw Park, close to student accommodation, the ASB Tennis Arena and gym.
The innovation hub of Parnell can be found in our new warehouse district, anchored by large corporates such as Xero. This area is typified by beautiful old wool stores on what was the original foreshore, surrounded by an eclectic mix of modern retail and dining.
The rest of our corporate businesses are nestled between residential buildings with historic character.
No matter which precinct you are situated in, far from feeling like a concrete jungle, Parnell is home to a range of parks, walks and gardens that you can enjoy on your lunch breaks or for an after-work stroll.
Public transport is a popular option for commuters. Both the western and southern train lines stop at Parnell train station, located off Cheshire Street. The warehouse district is a short walk from Britomart station, serviced by all train lines. The inner and outer link buses travel frequently up and down Parnell Rd, between the CBD and Newmarket.
For those wishing to drive, Parnell is very accessible from the Eastern suburbs of Auckland and easy access off SH16. As with most city fringe suburbs, parking is limited.
Cycling is rising in popularity as a form of commute, and many large companies in Parnell offer facilities for those wishing to bike to work.
There are always a variety of employment opportunities available in Parnell in a range of industries. Whether you’re after part-time or full-time, regular shift work or a casual contract, fixed-term or permanent—there are always new opportunities arising!
If your business permanently resides in a commercial property at least 10m2 in size, you are automatically a member of the Parnell Business Association. We provide a range of services to businesses in the area, including: