Situated in the heart of Wynyard Quarter, is Wynyard Central, an intimate community offering a unique waterfront lifestyle in the city’s most exciting new area. The location is connected like nowhere else; to the waterfront, downtown and the best city-fringe locations.
Designed to exacting standards by award-winning architectural practice Architectus, the first stage of Wynyard Central has contemporary presence while echoing the surrounding marine environment and maritime heritage.
Wynyard Quarter will have at its heart an urban, waterfront village with a sustainability and design ambition that has not been seen in New Zealand before. The buildings are designed to introduce sun and light and are constructed from a variety of enduring natural materials.
Every detail has a high quality of finish and spaces are stylish, generous and unashamedly contemporary, offering an exceptional level of comfort, convenience and luxury. Each home is individually designed to suit a wide range of lifestyles and preferences.
With a home here you’ll enjoy restaurants and cafés just a stroll away, easy access to Auckland’s marine playground and an unhurried enjoyment of everything Wynyard Quarter has to offer. There’s water all around, sunlight, fresh sea air, and open spaces to savour.
This is a unique place to live, offering a way of life where you can enjoy all that Auckland has to offer.
The buildings are boldly contemporary, with architectural influences designed to offer a diversity of form, an appealing streetscape and a real choice of residences to suit different lifestyles.
This intimate community is conceived in three different typologies including pavilions; townhouses; and a state-of-the-art apartment building.
Each residence is individually designed with carefully considered proportions and oriented to ensure it introduces sun and light and maximises views.
The buildings of Wynyard Central are built from a variety of the finest natural materials and are a response to their surroundings, particularly the green space of Daldy Street Park and the personality of the neighbouring Southern Spars character building.
The landscaping surrounding the neighbourhood is exceptional and each residence is accessed from an intimate lane. Thoroughfares and laneways connect the buildings not only to their immediate neighbourhood, but also to public parks and spaces of the wider Wynyard Quarter and waterfront.
The quality and variety of residences at Wynyard Central mean there is a home to suit you no matter what stage of life you are at.
Willis Bond & Co projects are synonymous with quality and excellence.
The company has a proven track record of delivering innovative and durable developments for long-lasting communities.
The buildings of Wynyard Central are designed using state-of-the-art engineering, technology, construction quality and sustainability principles.
It shows in details such as floors, walls and ceilings that achieve high levels of acoustic performance through choice of materials, wall and cavity thicknesses, high studs and double glazing. It’s also apparent in the attention paid to the latest in communication technology and connectivity.
Most significant of all is how essential sustainable principles and durability have been in the building’s design and construction. These are the first residences of their type and scale in New Zealand to target a Homestar 7 rating for sustainability and energy efficiency.
Sustainability features will include high levels of thermal protection, rainwater harvesting, dedicated bike parks and storage, shared hybrid-powered cars for residents’ use, significant construction and demolition waste reductions, and buildings designed to optimise natural ventilation and lighting.
Wynyard Central will stand the test of time for generations to come
Living in Wynyard Quarter on the edge of one of the world’s most beautiful harbours and in the heart of Auckland city means you can enjoy waterfront cafés, award-winning restaurants, green parks and promenades that are all on your doorstep. Wynyard Quarter offers the very best of Auckland just a short stroll away.
Wynyard Quarter has been rejuvenated, but its maritime heritage has been preserved and still holds fast with fishing boats, super yachts and ferries still leaving from here.
It’s the location of Auckland’s fish market and scores of businesses in the marine industry. The largest marina in the southern hemisphere –Westhaven – sits immediately to the west.
Living here gives you the outdoor and boating life Auckland is famous for with the inner-city close at hand. You can walk to work, leave home later, arrive home earlier and enjoy more time doing the things you love. Even popping home for lunch becomes a genuine option for those working in the city.
Wynyard Central is one of those rare instances where the quality of the design within is matched by the brilliance of the location and the range of leisure activities and facilities at your doorstep.
Wynyard Central is situated in the heart of Wynyard Quarter fronting the new Daldy Street Park. It is just around the corner from North Wharf’s restaurants, Silo Park and Westhaven Marina.
Wynyard Quarter is transforming from an industrial port area that was closed to the public, to a vibrant new neighbourhood where people can live, work and recreate. It has already been internationally recognised as one of the world’s best examples of urban regeneration and landscape architecture.
Laneways and thoroughfares will connect Wynyard Central to the wider neighbourhood and provide places to enjoy the surroundings, with green spaces, cafes and boutique retailers.
With a busy calendar of events and plans for new restaurants, parks, shops, laneways and neighbourhood facilities, there is a strong focus on making Wynyard Quarter a place for a diverse and long-lasting community.
A great aspect of Wynyard Quarter is the amount of space dedicated to simply having fun. As well as Silo Park and Daldy Street Park nearby, there is a new neighbourhood park planned next to the first stage of Wynyard Central.
Wynyard Quarter is more than just an appealing place to visit or live: it’s becoming an extraordinary place to do business, too. From the start, it was envisaged as an ‘innovation hub’, a centre for leading edge, creative enterprise.
The pavilions are distinct, free-standing buildings which overlook Daldy Street Park. Each is a showcase of sustainable urban living with west-facing balconies and loggias to embrace the views and the sun.
The individual pavilions are on a modest scale and provide for only one, two or three apartments on each level; the result is light and airy apartments that provide a real sense of intimacy.
On the ground floor of Daldy Street you will find boutique retailers and cafés, while the pavilion apartments are accessed from a charming lane off Pakenham Street.
The lane runs parallel to Daldy Street providing entrances to the pavilions on one side and to the townhouses on the other. Paving and planting add to its picturesque nature and its European atmosphere.
A row of eight townhouses is accessed via private patios and individual garages that open to the lane. They are developed over three levels with a north-west-facing terrace on the top floor and a master suite on the
middle level. Clad in brick with planted roofs, the terraces create an urban oasis – private yet part of the intimate community.
Within the townhouses, flexible ground-floor space opening to the patio means they can easily accommodate people who would like to work from home or be used as separate accommodation for guests or teenage children.
The larger apartment building is situated behind the row of townhouses and is accessed from the Pakenham Street laneway. It has been designed to complement the neighbouring Southern Spars character building. The design uses generously-sized cantilevered terraces to provide a visual focus, and is clad with precast concrete wall panels and aluminium windows. The ground floor level is clad with brick veneer in order to provide a link to the townhouses and form a base to the buildings.
The apartments come with one, two or three bedrooms and are generally dual aspect with floor-to-ceiling glazing maximising the daylight. The apartments include expansive balconies, which extend the indoor environment to the views beyond. There are options that include a separate media room, study or extra-large balconies.
The laneway connecting the apartment building to Pakenham Street has a character similar to those in Melbourne or to Brick Lane in London’s East End. The intimacy of the lane makes the ground floor of the apartments a perfect location for cafés and boutique retail.
The location of Wynyard Central is spectacular, and the interiors are no less breathtaking. Your home is designed for relaxed open plan living, with abundant and well-designed indoor and outdoor spaces, and modern comfort throughout.
The quality of the Wynyard Central homes stems from a dedication to excellence in design, construction and detailing. Beautifully proportioned living spaces combine with a range of relaxed and elegant layouts to give each home a character and unique feel of its own.
Using top European appliances and quality fittings, Wynyard Central kitchens are an inspiration. The clean lines and generous workspaces give you ample room to create and entertain.
Well-proportioned, airy bedrooms are designed to introduce natural light and to provide views while maintaining your privacy. Master bedrooms offer a luxurious en-suite and spacious wardrobe or separate dressing area complete with integrated shelves and hanging areas.
Fully tiled, with European-designed tapware throughout, the bathrooms at your Wynyard Central residence echo the rest of the building’s exceptional quality and attention to detail. You’ll enjoy heated floors, integrated vanities, mirror cabinetry and an abundance of light and space.
From the outset, Wynyard Central was designed to ensure owners can select a home to suit their individual lifestyles. There are many different layouts to choose from, each offering elegant design and generous proportions and space.
Wynyard Central homes are accessed through dedicated lobby areas designed to be welcoming and secure, with high-quality materials and finishes and a building-wide security system. Residents will also enjoy a concierge service as well as a proposed ground floor café and retail offerings.
The Wynyard Quarter Precinct, which is targeting the highest Homestar environmental rating, is Auckland’s closest example to the Clichy-Batignolles Eco-District Project currently underway in Paris. Auckland Council’s Chief Sustainability Officer, John Mauro, calls Wynyard Quarter a “great example of how we’re integrating sustainability, and how we’re doing in urban development.”
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Once a gritty industrial area, Wynyard Quarter is now a vibrant part of Auckland’s inner-city landscape. And it’s set to become a thriving community when the first stage of a major new residential development, Wynyard Central, opens next year.
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The busiest two years of the 20-year Wynyard Quarter regeneration are now in full swing. Thirteen sites are live, with two office buildings - one new, the other incorporating heritage aspects of an existing structure - and two big new apartment blocks under construction.
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Looking for a new place to call home when not on the side-line or with family, New Zealand sporting icon Sir Graham Henry recently chose Willis Bond’s residential developments at Wynyard Quarter. This is the eighth interview in a series of personal insights about why Wynyard Central is proving such a popular place to live.
The seventh interview in a series of personal insights about why Wynyard Central is proving such a popular place to live. This week we spoke to award-winning Design Director Patrick Clifford who led the Architectus team responsible for Wynyard Central.
Reconnecting the community with its waterfront is at the heart of what makes Wynyard Quarter one of Auckland’s best assets.
The sixth interview in a series of personal insights about why Wynyard Central is proving such a popular place to live. This week we spoke to owner of award-winning restaurants The Grove and Baduzzi, Michael Dearth, who has joined in the regeneration of Wynyard Quarter as a cornerstone commercial resident.
The advantages of a “lock-it-and-leave” apartment lifestyle are obvious in the holiday season – no lawns to mow and better security. But are we ready to give up the dream of a quarter-acre paradise?
The fifth interview in a series of personal insights about why Wynyard Central is proving such a popular place to live. This week we spoke to future residents Nick and Sarah Collins, who say their professional expertise influenced their decision to buy a Wynyard Central townhouse.
The fourth interview in a series of personal insights about why Wynyard Central is proving such a popular place to live. This week we spoke to Frith Walker, who is part of the Panuku Development Auckland team responsible for Wynyard Quarter’s transformation from ‘tank farm’ to vibrant waterfront neighbourhood.
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The third interview in a series of personal insights about why Wynyard Central is proving such a popular place to live. This week, we spoke to Private Banker Zrinka Marin, who joins the growing number of Aucklanders choosing to “luxury downsize” – from suburban family homes to stylish apartments surrounded by the best the city has to offer.
A new version of Homestar, the rating tool for New Zealand home sustainability, is intended to make it easier for apartment buyers to gauge the health & efficiency of their homes.
The second interview in a series of personal insights about why Wynyard Central is proving such a popular place to live. One of our esteemed buyers, commercial property lawyer Alasdair Long, shares his view.
With over 60 percent of the Wynyard Central apartments already sold, we interviewed a group of buyers, project team members and local business people to find out why these homes are proving so popular. First up, we spoke to Peter Thompson, a life-long Aucklander and Managing Director of the city’s largest real estate agency Barfoot & Thompson.
Planning for the second stage of the urban renewal of Wynyard Quarter on Auckland’s waterfront has been honoured with a prestigious international award in the United States.
The award relates to a 3.5 hectare block in the heart of Wynyard Quarter, known as the central precinct, where construction is now underway on up to 500 townhouses and apartments and 48,000 square metres of commercial spaces.
Auckland’s Wynyard Central is the first large-scale multi-until residential development to achieve a Homestar design rating for sustainability and energy efficiency. Homestar is the independent system set up in a joint venture between BRANZ and the Green Building Council that rates the health, comfort, efficiency and sustainability of New Zealand homes on a scale of one to 10. Passive design is a focus of the 113 apartments and townhouses under construction at the CBD’s waterfront Wynyard Quarter.
This week Wynyard Central became the first large-scale multi-unit residential development to achieve a Homestar Design rating for sustainability and energy efficiency. Wynyard Central has set a high benchmark with all residences achieving a minimum 7 Homestar Design rating.
To celebrate construction starting on Wynyard Central, Willis Bond and Barfoot & Thompson are holding an open day at the display suite.
Sunday, 25 October
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NBR caught up with Barfoot & Thompson managing director Peter Thompson on Thursday at the ground-breaking ceremony for Willis Bond & Co’s new apartment block in Auckland’s Wynyard Quarter.
“...John Key drove the digger that broke ground on the site of the Wynyard Central residential complex on Thursday.The complex is the first apartment block to be built in Wynyard Quarter, a new residential area on the Auckland waterfront that promises a new model for modern urban living in the city of sails…”
“On Thursday 15 October, Prime Minister John Key and Mayor Len Brown dug the sods for the first homes as part of the ongoing revitalisation of Wynyard Quarter on Auckland’s waterfront.
Over 100 dignitaries and mana whenua attended the ground breaking in Daldy Street to mark the build of 113 townhouses and apartments over the next three years…”
“Prime Minister John Key has today broken ground on Auckland’s most upmarket apartment development in the waterfront Wynyard Quarter, quipping that his next career could be as a digger driver.Key was at the site of Wynyard Central, a new 10-level block where apartment prices start from $550,000 and go well over $1 million…”
”...There were no earthworks on the Wynyard Central site this morning, but there was that connection to the past & the place. Taiaha Hawke, cultural advisor to the Ngati Whatua Orakei Trust, told the small gathering of project executives & council people: “Though it’s reclaimed, we still need to acknowledge the spirits from before you came here.…”
”...Around $1 billion worth of construction is about to get underway on Auckland’s waterfront. On Wednesday Auckland Council held a blessing of its sites in Wynyard Quarter, the old industrial area next to the Viaduct Basin that is being transformed into an upmarket apartment and…”
”...Sir Graham Henry has snapped up one of Auckland’s most exclusive waterfront properties. Splashing out on a brand new luxury apartment, the man who steered the All Blacks to 2011 Rugby World Cup glory will soon nestle in the heart of a multi-million dollar development in the Wynyard Quarter…”
”...Exceptions are Wynyard Quarter projects, selling well with their modernised leasehold structure where purchase price includes ground rent pre-paid for 128 years from start of construction. Since advertising started in late April, about 65 per cent of 132 Halsey’s apartments and 55 per cent of Wynyard Central Stage One’s apartments and townhouses have sold off the plans…”
Design Folio is one of New Zealand’s definitive design magazines. The 2015 edition features the beautiful, innovative and character architecture at Wynyard Central.
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Read the New Zealand Herald’s article on Wynyard Central and 132 Halsey achieving over 50 percent of sales.
Auckland’s best new lifestyle is selling fast. Over 50 percent of the residences have now sold in less than three months since our official launch. The milestone is significant as it enables us to advance building consents and finalise construction timelines. Construction of Wynyard Central is expected to commence in October and the first residences are due to be completed by mid-2017.
Read Metro Magazine’s article on the master-planning, vision and first rate designs for Wynyard Quarter’s new residential precinct.
Mark McGuinness, managing director of Willis Bond & Co, and his brothers Peter, Brian and Jim McGuinness, current and retired directors of LT McGuinness, have won The Dominion Post Tribute to Wellington Icon Award for the work they have done changing the face of the capital’s landscape.
Willis Bond & Co, the developer behind Wynyard Central, has recently won New Zealand’s top property award for its waterfront apartment building in Wellington, Clyde Quay Wharf.
Clyde Quay Wharf has won another accolade at the recent Wellington Architecture Awards, where it scooped the top award in the ‘Housing - Multi-Unit’ category.
Read Home Magazine’s article: Auckland’s flurry of apartment development is yielding some potential architectural standouts. Wynyard Central, just behind the city’s North Wharf development, is designed by Architectus (the firm that designed this magazine’s first-ever Home of the Year in 1996) and includes townhouses, a five-storey group of pavilions containing apartments on each level, and a larger apartment building.
Clyde Quay Wharf, developed by Willis Bond & Co and built by LT McGuinness, has been named the country’s top commercial building project.
Read the National Business Review’s article on the prepaid lease at Wynyard Central and 132 Halsey.
Read the New Zealand Herald’s article on Wynyard Central and 132 Halsey.
Read Idealog’s article on the recent launch of Wynyard Central and 132 Halsey.
Read the National Business Review’s latest article on the launch of Wynyard Central and 132 Halsey.
Managing Director of Willis Bond, Mark McGuinness is interviewed by New Zealand Herald property reporter, Anne Gibson, on the residential developments at Wynyard Quarter.
Read Architecture Now’s article on the opening of the Wynyard Central and 132 Halsey display suite.
Read the Herald Homes article on the launch of Wynyard Central and 132 Halsey.
Read the New Zealand Herald’s article on the launch of Wynyard Central and 132 Halsey.
The path to sustainability is an easier journey if the sustainable behaviours are made easy.
That’s the philosophy behind the design of the new residences in Auckland’s Wynyard Quarter development.
The residential precinct is the first large-scale development of its type in New Zealand to target the 7 Homestar environmental rating.
Happy City author Charles Montgomery explains why the key to a happier life is in the design of our cities and how places like Wynyard Quarter will offer Aucklanders a new, happier and healthier lifestyle.
Read the New Zealand Herald’s article: Rising from the blank canvas that is the land behind the North Wharf at Wynyard Quarter will be an eco-development of 500-600 apartments, townhouses and duplexes of various sizes and price points.
Read Urbis Magazine’s interview with the talented Liz Seuseu of Architectus. Liz was previously a senior interior architect for Johnson Naylor in London working on high-profile, high-end residential developments. She is now one of the lead architects for Wynyard Central and is focused on “designing intelligent and enduring interiors with an honesty and truth in material”.
Construction of Wynyard Central began in October 2015 and the first residences are expected to be complete from mid-late 2017.
Established in 1988, Willis Bond & Co is a property development and investment company specialising in large-scale, mixed-use real estate, particularly waterfront developments. The company has established an enviable reputation for creating high-quality retail, residential and mixed-use communities in modern urban environments.
Willis Bond has a track record of completing large-scale and complex projects on time and within budget. Examples include the award-winning $175 million Chews Lane Precinct, the $180 million Clyde Quay Wharf, and the $100 million Xero House and One Market Lane developments in Wellington’s CBD.
Its current projects include Sunderland at Hobsonville Point in Auckland. The development includes 210 fully-refurbished heritage homes, townhouses and stand-alone homes.
Willis Bond was chosen for the Wynyard Quarter project by Waterfront Auckland following a highly competitive international design tender process. The total development will involve over 500 new apartments and townhouses.
Willis Bond has raised $228 million of capital in two development funds. The most recent fund commenced in April 2014 and raised $100 million. The funds provide a significant, secure capital base for large-scale development projects in Auckland and Wellington.
Founded in New Zealand in 1986, Architectus is a multi-disciplinary, design-led company. The practice brings together the experience of more than 200 leading architects, designers and planners with offices in New Zealand, Australia and China.
Previous projects include the award-winning Wynyard Quarter Urban Design Framework for Waterfront Auckland and the Trinity Apartments in Parnell.
LT McGuinness is a third-generation family construction company with a 60-year tradition of quality, on-time and cost-effective performance. Since 1950, it has been involved in the successful construction and redevelopment of many landmark buildings in Wellington. This includes the recent Government House (residence of the Governor-General) refurbishment project and Premier House (residence of the Prime Minister), as well as a number of award-winning apartment developments, including the stunning Chews Lane Precinct apartments.
It has also recently completed construction of the exclusive Clyde Quay Wharf and One Market Lane apartments in Wellington, both in partnership with Willis Bond & Co.
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