Annually around 100,000 people make use of UXBRIDGE – either participating in classes, workshops, programmes, events and exhibitions – or using UXBRIDGE as a base for community activities and hire.
Uxbridge Community Projects was founded, as an incorporated society, in 1981 when the former Howick Borough Council purchased the Uxbridge Presbyterian Church and associated buildings. The purpose of the society was to operate the facilities for the community, providing arts, and cultural activities.
There have been many changes since 1981. The Howick Borough Council was amalgamated into Manukau City in 1990 and then Manukau City was amalgamated into the Auckland Council in 2010.
Redevelopment of UXBRIDGE, by Auckland Council took place in 2015/16 but UXBRIDGE has remained an independent, not-for-profit organisation. Around one third of its funding comes from Auckland Council through the Howick Local Board but the remaining two-thirds has to be self-generated.
Recently the original incorporated society has transitioned to a more appropriate governance model known as the Uxbridge Community Charitable Trust comprising a small group of trustees meeting 4-6 times a year.
Our tutors have the skill and qualifications in their specific areas of interest and are passionate about sharing their knowledge with you.
We are also committed to delivering a quality service, ensuring your privacy and your health and safety.
UXBRIDGE is thrilled to be home to Keto&More Café run by Keto Chef. Come for a coffee and check out their range of delicious sweets and meals.
Location & Access
35 Uxbridge Road, Howick, Auckland 2014.
UXBRIDGE is located just 50 meters from the centre of Howick Village on Uxbridge Road, next to the library. Access is at the front of the building. Howick is connected to Auckland’s CBD via bus and ferry with bus stops located on either end of Picton Street. There are also bus connections from Manukau & South Auckland and local services within East Auckland. Plan your journey with Auckland Transport.
Take State Highway 1 southbound (towards Hamilton) and exit via the South Eastern Highway (just after the Ellerslie-Penrose exit). Veer left following signs to Howick Pakuranga (H10). Go straight through two sets of lights, then turn left at the next set of lights onto Ti Rakau Drive. Turn right onto the Pakuranga Highway at the following junction. Pakuranga Shopping Centre will be on your right. Follow Pakuranga Highway through 10 sets of lights, following signs to Howick. Go straight through the roundabout onto Howick’s main street. Just past the pedestrian crossing, turn left onto Uxbridge Road. UXBRIDGE is situated on the right-hand side, next to the library.
Transport & Parking
UXBRIDGE shares a small car park with the Early Learning Centre, comprising 7 parking spaces (including two disabled parking spots) and a drop-off zone. You may use the drop-off zone before your class to drop off any materials you have and park nearby.
There is all day parking along Uxbridge Road as well as in the car park across the road next to Mehmaan Indian Restaurant & Bar, and the car park opposite the Monterey Cinema on Fencible Drive. There is also parking along Selwyn Road and The Glebe, accessible via the Selwyn Road pathway, which leads directly to the UXBRIDGE Studios.