- Significant commercial success
- Award winning design
One of Auckland’s premium apartment buildings, The Connaught offers 155 apartments with park and harbour views, in a prime central city location. The client brief requested a quality apartment building in an historical style which maximised the site’s potential. The construction of a grand-scale development on a long, narrow section which sloped steeply away from the street, adjacent to a heritage building which had to be protected, presented critical design challenges. A close working relationship with engineering consultants enabled PB&A to produce a complex, multi-level design which facilitated the required combination of vehicle and pedestrian access. A seamless process from Resource Consent to practical completion, the challenging construction process came in on time and budget. The popularity of the design ensured strong sales off the plans and the project was a huge commercial success for the developers. Completed in 1998, The Connaught set a new benchmark for quality apartment buildings in Auckland and received a Property Council of New Zealand award.