Auckland's tallest residential tower gets green light

By Aimee Shaw

An artist's impression of the proposed Auckland 52-story residential block.
An artist's impression of the proposed Auckland 52-story residential block.

A 52-storey residential tower to be built on Auckland's Custom Street has received resource content from Auckland Council.

The tower, to be built within the next four years, is part of architecture firm Peddle Thorp's design to redevelop the Custom Street East block between Fort Street and Gore Street.

The redevelopment will incorporate smaller buildings on the site, including a 11-storey office block which will be transformed to house a small hotel.

Peddle Thorp director Bradley Luke said the residential tower will "add a new dynamic to Auckland's skyline and help to redefine the potential of apartment living".

"Every apartment in the development is north-facing and most have unencumbered views out to the Waitemata Harbour. We've designed them so they are liveable, high quality and maximise outdoor space," he said.

"For residents and visitors, it features public walk ways that will connect people to Gore Street Lane and includes a selection of apartments with double height balconies to maximise outdoor living space."

Luke said the tower's sharp angle at the top was designed to avoid shading nearby Emily Place and to give the tower a striking form.

The main tower will house 221 apartments, including 11 floors of penthouse apartments, as well as a mix of three bedroom, two bedroom, one bedroom and studios.

An artist's impression of the residential tower.
An artist's impression of the residential tower.

Base of the tower will have four floors of retail and restaurants and the smaller tower will be redesigned to house a new hotel.

The residential tower will be the tallest in Auckland City and is anticipated to be the tallest in New Zealand.

Facts and figures:

Height of tower: 187m
Accommodation types:
- Penthouses - 15, across eleven floors
- Three bedroom - 56
- Two/three bedroom, plus study duplexes - 10
- One bedroom, plus study - 60
- Studio - 80
Site size: 2729m2

See a Google Map of the site here:

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