The Kings Building is a landmark in the New Plymouth CBD. It houses retail shops, upstairs commercial offices and a Penthouse which has a wonderful view of the New Plymouth waterfront. An interesting feature is that it is built over a stream . The downstairs premises were subject to occasional flooding before a flood protection scheme was constructed . The eastern end of the Kings Building includes the Espresso Cafe which now looks over the Huatoki Plaza and uncovered part of the Huatoki stream. MLB .