The Quadrant

Waterloo Quadrant, Auckland CBD
348 unit serviced apartment and hotel complex
$45m Construction Budget
Built 2006

The Quadrant

• Landmark building on CBD skyline
• Industry recognition

An award-winning serviced apartment and hotel building, The Quadrant maximised the development potential of a narrow inner-city site to generate a total of 348 apartments and suites in a prime location.

Sandwiched between two existing tower buildings and covering significant level changes, the site presented critical design and engineering challenges. To meet these, PB&A designed three interconnected buildings of varying heights: two smaller scale entry buildings and an 18-level tower in the centre. The tower maximised the stunning sea and city views for apartments, while the two ‘gate houses’ addressed both street frontages in the historic neighbourhood appropriately.

To ensure adherence to the construction budget, the project was tendered on a schedule of quantities which required a complete and detailed set of documentation. PB&A worked closely with the quantity surveyor and main contractor to ensure that the entire scope of the development was effectively communicated.

Completed on budget, the complex project not only delivered commercial returns to the client but exceeded expectations in terms of design quality and innovation.

“Feather light and non-hierarchical, the elevations of the Quadrant have a woven field-like condition. Delightful and conceptually engaged, this rethinking of high-rise fabric is a welcome presence on the city’s skyline.”

Judge’s Comment: Property Council of New Zealand Award of Excellence