About The Flagship | Sustainable Coastlines

In 2016, eight years into Sustainable Coastlines’ journey, our team and volunteers were absolutely bubbling over with ideas to reach different communities with workshops, education, and events. We needed a place for Sustainable Coastlines to call home: the idea for The Flagship was born.

Just as Sustainable Coastlines is grass roots, sustainably minded, and people focused, so too would be our venue. We partnered with council-controlled organisation Panuku Development Auckland and settled on a location in the dynamic and up-and-coming Wynyard Quarter.

We knew from the beginning that we wouldn’t be chucking any old prefab on the site, and we made the decision to take inspiration from the Living Building Challenge to create a super sustainable building.

Complementing the main education and events space is the adjacent Sustainable Coastlines office. This structure was donated by Samsung after use in their ‘Home Smart Home’ campaign, repurposing it and extending its life by converting it into this innovative space.

Today, The Flagship is an events, education and training space that brings a wide range of sustainability-focused activities to the area, and is open to the public from 9am to 5pm every day. Visitors are invited to explore the issues facing our coastlines and wildlife through engaging, family-friendly displays. The Flagship is also available for hire for community groups and corporate events —  find out more about venue hire here.

Visitors are encouraged to walk, cycle, and take public transport to the centre, which helps to reduce traffic and air pollution in the area.

The Flagship sponsors

Sustainable Coastlines would like to acknowledge project partners for their generous support, in particular to Panuku Development Auckland, Samsung, Department of Corrections, APL, Vector, Benefitz, Singapore Airlines, Jasmax, Frequency Projects, Holmes Consulting Group, Holmes Farsight, Thorburn Consultants, Berry Simons Environmental Law, Livefirm, StructurFlex, AECOM, Hawkins, Nuralite, Downer, Perry Metal Protection, Green Vision Recycling, Black Interiors, Waitematā Local Board, Firth, Jucebox, Woods, Assetcare, Resene, Abodo, Pure By Plants, Tanks A Lot, Aqua Go, Inject Design, Greenwood Associates, Mainfreight, GWE Consulting, Ngati Whatua Orakei, NDY, Sitka, Ecoglo, 90 Seconds, Cosgroves, Eventbase, SC Johnson, Yakka Demolition, Spax Pacific, Rapid Rent a Fence, Ward Demolition, Premium Flooring, WSP Group, Nexans, Firestone GeoGard, Bioloo, Autex, Project Unite, Specimen Tree Landscapes, The Fire Guys, Hanging Gardens, Greenscene, Entwine, and Cool Awnings.

Our Vector solar and battery system

Vector is supporting our effort to create as sustainable a building as we can. Thanks to Vector, we can generate much of The Flagship’s energy needs via the battery and solar system that they have generously installed. Check out the video below to see how it works.