As the saying goes “when it rains it pours” and that seems to be the case with developments at the moment as developers try to make up lost ground following on from the global financial crisis. We have seen heaps of apartment building proposals pop up in the last two months it has been hard keeping up and now another new one has appeared.
Called Park Residences it is located on the corner of Albert and Swanson St in the CBD and backs on to St Patricks Square. It will have 225 apartments, although I’m not sure how big they are. From what I can tell it is about 30 storeys high.
And here it is from the intersection of Albert St and Swanson St.
And here is what it is meant to look like from St Patricks Square.
There are some details which look like they could be done better, like the look of the podium floors and how the building interacts with the square however in general it seems like a nice building.
With so many developments appearing once again, and probably a lot more to come in the future I thought I would set up a page on the blog to keep track of them all. You can see it at the top of the page and the first cut of the list is below however let us know if anything is missing or needs to change. There are a couple of developments that I couldn’t find the numbers for but there are there are 3,500 -4,000 dwellings on the list and I suspect there will be a few more to come yet.
City: 132 Vincent St – 62 Apartments – Tawera Group – A conversion of and old office building to apartments
City: Sugartree Stage 1 – 148 apartments – Lily Nelson Ltd – A series of apartment buildings being developed around Cook and Nelson St. Completion late 2014
Grafton: 8 Nugent St – 56 apartments – Neil Properties Ltd – Part of a mixed development including office and retail space.
Parnell: 28 Balfour Rd – 30 apartments – Not a lot of details but appears to be aimed at high end of the market.
Grey Lynn: The Isaac – 55 apartments – Ockham Investments – A lower rise development (four stories) that is already well under construction.
Herne Bay – Vert Apartments – 14 apartments – Location Group – Low rise apartments in Herne Bay
New Lynn: Merchant Quarter Condominiums – 109 apartments – Tasman Cook – 10 levels of apartments above a new car parking building and medical clinic development right next to the train station.
Manukau: M Central – unknown – The conversion of an existing office building (ex IRD) to apartments and retail.
City: Sugartree Stage 2 & 3 – 220 & 195 apartments – Lily Nelson Ltd – A series of apartment buildings being developed around Cook and Nelson St. Proposed completion late 2015 & 2016
City: Queens Residences – 272 apartments – Conrad Properties – A couple of towers on Airdale St.
City: Park Residences – 225 apartments – Conrad Properties – 30 storey tower on the corner of Albert and Swanson St
City: Club Life Victoria – unknown – Fresh Reality – An apartment development on the western edge of the CBD aimed solely at baby boomers.
City: Soto – 80 apartments – 18 Storey apartment building in Liverpool St.
City Fringe: Urba Residences – 143 apartments – Conrad Properties – Apartment building replacing an old low rise office building
City Fringe: Hopetown Residences – 79 apartments – Tawera Group – A conversion of and old office building to apartments
City Fringe: The Saint – 20 apartments – Fresh Reality – A great looking low rise development in Newton.
Ponsonby: Shoji – 12 apartments – Fresh Reality – Apartments as part of the Vinegar Lane development
Newmarket: 88 Broadway – 165 apartments – Equinox Group – An apartment development above the Newmarket railway junction.
Grey Lynn – The Square – 83 apartments – On the Gt North Rd ridgeline, not many details available at this stage.
Hobsonville Point: Brickworks – 60 apartments – Tasman Cook – Low rise apartments with retail on the ground floor.
Browns Bay: Norfolk Apartments – 42 apartments – Tasman Cook – Low rise apartments with retail on the ground floor.
Orakei: Orakei Village – 300 apartments and 100 town houses – Equinox Group – A series of apartments, town houses and retail on Orakei point above the rail station.
Takapuna: Merge – 90 apartments – Location Group – Mixed use development with a ton of carparking that the council will operate.
Rosedale: Apollo Square – 154 apartments – Mixed development on the North Shore
Albany: Tenor – 41 apartments – Mixed use development, not a lot of details
Orewa: Ocean Point – 28 apartments- Low rise apartments.
Whangaparaoa: The Link – 44 apartments – Mixed use development but not a huge amount of details.
Bayswater: Marina Development – 125 town houses – Housing being developed on “wasted land” at the Bayswater marina. Currently used for car parking.
Greenlane: Alexandra Park – 150 apartments – Trotting club to develop some of its land into low rise apartment buildings.
Mt Wellington: Springpark – 420 apartments/townhouses – Brownfield development turning old plant nursery into low rise town houses and apartments