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Residential growth in pictures

Wednesday 11 Nov 2020

As the number of people living in the city centre edges towards 40,000, hundreds of new residences are being built. From the waterfront up to the Aotea Arts Quarter and in between, towers and townhouses are in the works to cater to those wanting to make the city centre home.

More people, a growing sense of community and investment is good news for the city centre. 

Take a look at some recent shots of the diverse projects underway – with a full list of local residential developments at the end of this piece.

30 Madden

30 Madden Street, captured 1 November 2020
The latest residential development as part of the wider regeneration of the Wynyard Quarter neighbourhood provides over 150 new residences ranging from apartments to townhouses and penthouses. This development follows Wynyard Central and 132 Halsey, already completed in the area by developer Willis Bond.

Image: AKL Construct

Auckland City Mission Homeground

136-140 Hobson Street, captured 24 October 2020
With 80 residential units – 40 dedicated to people who have been chronically homeless - as part of a holistic social services centre for Auckland City Mission, Homeground is a groundbreaking model for New Zealand. It’s also a standout from a construction perspective, as the tallest Mass Timber building in New Zealand.

Image: AKL Construct


1 Greys Avenue, captured 31 October 2020
Positioned in the heart of the Aotea Arts Quarter on the edge of Aotea Square and a 2 minute walk from the City Rail Link’s Aotea Station, also under construction, The CAB offers apartments with up to three bedrooms in the reimagined former council Civic Administration Building, completed in 1966.

Image: AKL Construct

The Pacifica

The CAB construction image, 31 October 2020. Image: AKL Construct
One of the new towers reshaping the city centre skyline, The Pacifica has gained international attention for Aotearoa’s most expensive ever apartment listing at $40 million. Largely complete on the exterior, The Pacifica is currently undergoing internal fitout works.

Image: AKL Construct

With projections showing the city centre's population growth is expected to continue, we expect we’ll see more new developments taking shape in the years ahead.

Residential developments in and just outside the Heart of the City boundary

Under construction

  • Seascape
    81 – Customs Street East, 221 apartments across 52 storeys
  • Pacifica
    10 – 12 Commerce Street, 295 apartments across levels 7 – 54 of a 54 storey tower
  • The CAB
    1 Grey’s Ave, 1, 2, & 3 bedroom residences across 16 storeys (retrofit of former Auckland Council Civic Administration Building)
  • Queens Park Residences
    369 Queen Street, 111 residences across 12 storeys
  • 30 Madden
    30 Madden Street, 153 residences across two stages
    • Stage One – Daldy Apartments: 90 apartments and townhouses
    • Stage Two – Beaumont Apartments: 63 units, townhouses and penthouses
  • Auckland City Mission Homeground
    • 80 apartments within the new Auckland City Mission social services hub

Recently completed

  • The International
    9 Princes Street, 90 apartments over 17 storeys
  • The Vincent
    106 Vincent Street, 171 residences across 15 storeys