Precinct

Lorne Street, Auckland City
180 unit premium residential apartment development
$42m Construction Budget
Built 2007

Precinct

• Premium building in prime location
• Innovative design solutions

A prime location overlooking Albert Park created an opportunity to create a premium building with strong design values. Working in a high-end city location was complex and challenging, involving urban design and council consents in relation to views and proximity to Albert Park, access issues during construction, multi-national suppliers and international purchasers. However, innovative design solutions – including vertical car lifts, overhanging balconies, and a suspended swimming pool – ultimately produced a landmark building and prime residential real estate.

To ensure the fiscal viability of the project a sustained period of value management was undertaken during construction. A number of apartments were customized to meet specific buyer interest, including the creation of a unique one-bedroom apartment with a private art gallery. By working closely with the client, consultants and contractors, PB&A was able to deliver great architecture on budget to a targeted market.

“I would personally like to thank you for the magnificent job your company did in helping to deliver another iconic building to Auckland’s landscape. I was very pleased with the entire process from start to finish. Your professionalism stood out and is second to none. The thoroughness of your work, and the significant effort into all areas, has been greatly appreciated”.

David Henderson
Founder of the Kitchener Group