Urba Apartments, Auckland

Currently under construction, Urba Residences are one of the most awaited developments to be brought to the City of Auckland, located only 3 minutes from Ponsonby Road. Beautifully designed by award winning architects, Leuschke Group Ltd to meticulous detail for the owner occupier.

A 10 storey high rise with 143 apartments, which are predominantly 55m2 with 8 ‘sky terraces’ at the top of the building that are two bedrooms and 70m2.

Most apartments offer stunning views overlooking Auckland’s enchanting skyline and the development also has a spacious courtyard, gymnasium and large heated swimming pool for the residents.

With a big emphasis on sustainability, our Timber Consultants worked in conjunction with our local Approved Reseller to come up with a solution out of our Kingfisher SG8 range for a specific structural application in the high rise building.

See more http://urba.co.nz/

Architects http://www.leuschke.co.nz/

Clyde Quay Wharf

Hailed as ‘Wellington’s most sought after residential address.’

This multi-unit residential, office and retail building was a $180m development undertaken by Willis Bond and Co. The recently completed project was at the time one of New Zealand’s largest commercial projects. In comprises of 76 premium apartments on the upper levels, public spaces, art works and hospitality businesses at wharf level. Designed by Athfield Architects, the complex replaces the Overseas Passenger Terminal, built in the 1960s on a wharf that dates from 1910.

The development was the largest private development in New Zealand and was officially reopened on 18 June 2014, by Her Worship the Mayor, Celia Wade-Brown, following six years of intense planning and two and a half years of strengthening, conservation and construction.

A project of immense scale, the 250m long building has involved more than 1,000 workers over the past two years, with an additional 300 consultants, designers and experts collaborating on the project off-site. The team engaged cutting-edge construction and design techniques to deliver the international-standard development in its unique position in Wellington Harbour in excess of 100% of the Building Code. The project was constructed by local firm LT McGuiness.

The apartments are the home to the city’s biggest concentration of millionaire’s and the most expensive apartment is believed to have sold for in excess of $10m. Seventy-six apartments ranging in price from $1.3 million to as much as $10m for the largest apartment on the top deck at the northern end of the wharf. Panoramic views of the city and harbour. Under-wharf parking with direct lift access to apartments. A concierge, movie theatre, gym and business centre.

ATS Timber worked in close conjunction with a Wellington based Approved Reseller and contractors to supply over 11,000 lineal metres of a custom run skirting out of our Kakapo Clears Radiata Pine UT range, supplied sanded one face. This product was fitted out throughout most of the project and painted with a high gloss paint.

We also supplied a number of other products involved in the structural side including timber for concrete formwork and other custom timber products to help make this exciting project a reality.

View videos:

http://www.clydequaywharf.co.nz/video/

http://www.storybox.co.nz/2013/clyde-quay/