With over 60 percent of the Wynyard Central apartments now 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 & Thomspon.
What do Auckland buyers need to know about what is happening at Wynyard Quarter?
This precinct is undergoing a once-in-a-generation transformation, from Tank Farm to metropolitan community. It isn’t just businesses, entertainment and public space, but a residential centre that will combine city, coastal and village lifestyles all in one place.
How is this area unique in the Auckland property market?
The location is unparalleled. Nowhere else can you find such proximity to the city and fringe, wrap-around water views, and the promise of a vibrant new business and community hub. The quality and variety of residences at Wynyard Central and 132 Halsey also stand out and are reflective of the contemporary design philosophy that governs the area.
How does the project contribute to making Auckland one of the most liveable cities in the world?
I see Wynyard Quarter as the future residential heart of the inner city. From Wynyard Quarter you will be able to live, work and play, while being just a few minutes away from the middle of town, a ferry to the Gulf Islands or a train to further flung regions. It’s a new way of living that will continue to grow in popularity. Wynyard Quarter will provide for a style of urban living not seen in New Zealand before and will most certainly rival that on offer in other great harbour cities of the world.