132 Halsey Street

Design + Build

30 Months

Architects /
Athfield Architects

Structural / 
Dunning Thornton

Facade & Services Engineer  /
Mott MacDonald

High end waterfront residential Apartment living is scarce in Auckland but with local authority land being made available, this has now changed in the Wynyard Quarter sector of the CBD. The Premium quality of this Apartment development will set a new benchmark for the city and Haydn & Rollett have been right along side Willis Bond every step of the way. Haydn & Rollett has developed a strong relationship with Willis Bond & Co, having partnered on projects for more than 15 years.
The 2500sqm site, although not extensive in area, is unrivalled for its location and the transition from an aging 2 level Commercial premises into 9 levels of top-end residential will continue the transformation of this under utilised area into a vibrant local community. The brief was to create a place for a thriving and long-lasting community and buildings worthy of the landmark site.
Exterior is contemporary, while the premium apartments have been designed to maximise views and light offered by site via two aspects for all apartments.


The site had many challenges driven largely by the fact it was re-claimed land, contained a single level basement extending below sea level and construction took place in a period of frantic activity in the area ranging from a number of other sites, both adjacent and local, being under construction as well as major infrastructure upgrades and existing local businesses all requiring a high level of coordination from the Haydn & Rollett team.
Through our Design Management role we were able to provide guidance and influence the design to maximise buildability efficiencies and provide cost management advice in conjunction with the client’s Professional QS and also control the staged consenting process to ensure the project could start on site as early as possible.
The build is to be undertaken over 2.5 years and split into 4 stages all built simultaneously to facilitate a staged settlement of the 53 apartment, 2 building development linked by landscaped podium and a 77 carpark basement.