The former Newmarket Railway Station was one of a number of stations constructed as a part of a national rail network in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The station dates from 1908 and was designed by George Troup, the first official architect of the New Zealand Railway.
In 2008 the station was moved from its original Newmarket site where it has been in storage until recently.
DPA Architects worked with AT Transport to relocate the former station to its current site in Parnell. After transporting the building in two halves, the station was craned into place, reassembled, and the roof reinstated. Further work included the reconstruction of the brick chimneys with brick slips.