A bomb threat in Auckland has forced city workers out onto the streets while emergency teams clear the building.

Four police cars rushed to Baycorp NZ offices in a four-level building at 162 Victoria St West close to 8pm.

Police said they had received a report of a threat being made and were making inquiries.

About seven employees had been evacuated, saying they were told there had been a bomb threat against the building.

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They have not yet been told when they will be allowed back in.

The Baycorp offices are on the building's second floor.

The building also holds the offices of state-owned enterprise Kordia and was previously owned by parties associated with America's Cup winner Sir Russell Coutts.

The building was up until recently called Oracle House.