The location is without parallel: a marina-side setting on one of the world’s most beautiful harbours and part of Auckland’s most exciting new precinct.
Wynyard Quarter is being transformed by world-leading design into a place that has not been seen in Auckland before. Straddling the harbour and the central business district, it has already become downtown Auckland’s premier destination.
132 Halsey is a centrepiece of Wynyard Quarter: a perfect marriage of its waterfront location and inner-city living,
coupled with contemporary design. 132 Halsey offers a limited number of premium apartments with spectacular views of the city’s skyline and marina. Its east/west aspect bathes the apartments in morning and afternoon sun, while providing luxurious comfort, outstanding amenity, privacy, security and connectivity to a neighbourhood that offers exciting new harbourside cafés, restaurants and entertainment. All this is delivered within a project that has sustainability at its heart.
132 Halsey is a collaboration between Willis Bond & Co and award-winning New Zealand architectural practice Athfield Architects. The buildings are a response to the stunning location and the result of painstaking planning and fastidious attention to detail inside and out.
Athfield Architects has created a series of three apartment buildings, masterfully designed to enhance living spaces and create a central plaza. The buildings deliver a design that is simple, elegant and uncompromising on quality, while celebrating the views, sun and light of their
breathtaking position on the water’s edge.
The apartments of 132 Halsey will create new benchmarks for modern living, architecture and interior design, creating nothing less than Auckland’s finest waterfront address. All living spaces benefit from direct sun at particular times of the day and generally have double aspects with cross-ventilation. Many of the expansive apartments seem to flow into the water.
Their perfect balance of form, function and style makes an unforgettable impression.
Willis Bond & Co has a proven track record of developing landmark buildings offering luxurious living in exceptional locations.
Its brief to Athfield Architects was to design a place for a thriving and long-lasting community. The buildings have been designed to represent state-of-the-art engineering, technology, construction quality and sustainability.
The beautiful, energy-efficient buildings are constructed from enduring materials and finished with an attention to quality and detail seldom found in the city. It shows in details such as floors, walls and ceilings that
achieve very high levels of acoustic performance through choice of materials, wall and cavity thicknesses, generous stud heights and high-performance acoustic glazing.
Most significant of all is how sustainable principles and durability have been incorporated in the buildings’ design and construction. 132 Halsey and Wynyard Central are the first residential apartment developments of their scale in New Zealand to comprehensively target a Homestar 7 rating for sustainability.
At 132 Halsey you will enjoy the benefits that come from being close to all the city has to offer. But before you even step out, there’s a level of service at 132 Halsey to enjoy.
A concierge service will make light work of everyday tasks such as dry-cleaning, tailoring and other personal services. Keeping fit is made easy too, with a gym equipped with the latest exercise equipment.
There’s a boutique movie theatre, with luxurious theatre-style seating and integrated audiovisual system, to host your private viewings, and a business centre for corporate meetings or personal use. On the ground floor there is space for a café and restaurant.
Living at 132 Halsey redefines the concept of convenience.
Here is an opportunity to invest in an enviable way of living, in one of the world’s most liveable cities. The restoration and revitalisation of Wynyard Quarter has created something unique and unrepeatable. The new places and spaces of Wynyard Quarter have already won urban design awards internationally, creating an environment for a very special inner-city living experience.
At 132 Halsey, everything that makes Auckland’s lifestyle the envy of the world is on your doorstep. All the attractions and advantages of the city
centre are nearby. The waterside setting gives you immediate access to the harbour, the marine playground of the Hauraki Gulf and its islands.
Your neighbourhood includes the Auckland Theatre Company’s entertainment base and North Wharf’s restaurants around the corner, together with cafés, galleries and a large number of new parks, laneways, shops and services just a stroll or cycle away.
Looking across the Viaduct Basin, with its marina berths at your feet, 132 Halsey has prime position in a dress circle. With its waterside location, your apartment will constantly tempt you: whether to slip the lines and head out, or simply to sit back and take in the spectacular views and the marine activity that will animate your landscape from dawn to dusk.
132 Halsey is a centrepiece of Wynyard Quarter: a perfect marriage of its waterfront location and inner-city living, coupled with contemporary design. 132 Halsey offers a limited number of premium apartments with spectacular views of the city’s skyline and marina with the harbour beyond.
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. Plans have taken shape to transform this corner of the city into something remarkable – a place that showcases the latest international design thinking in sustainability and celebrates our sea-loving Pacific culture and maritime history.
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 to live, work and recreate.
Living at 132 Halsey means having some of Auckland’s most exciting events happening just around the corner. It will also mean neighbouring the stunning Waterfront Theatre, home to the Auckland Theatre Company. Events in your neighbourhood will include the Auckland Seafood Festival and the prestigious Volvo Ocean Race.
Wynyard Quarter has a long maritime heritage, and fishing boats, super yachts and ferries still leave from here. It has been home to Team New Zealand and scores of businesses in the marine industry. Honouring this magnificent location, with its strong maritime influences, has been central to the development of 132 Halsey.
Even with the myriad of attractions at Wynyard Quarter on your doorstep, you will always look forward to getting home to 132 Halsey. Taking full advantage of their privileged position, every one of the superb and generously proportioned apartments capitalises on the waterfront location, while maintaining privacy and security for residents.
The interiors of 132 Halsey are a story of light, space, views and great design, crafted with premium materials and finishes. Most apartments have dual aspects from the living and kitchen areas.
Inspired by top European design with a nautical galley style, your apartment’s kitchen offers the very best in ergonomic practicality. Every appliance, fixture and fitting is of high quality: German appliances; designer taps from Italy; European hardware; custom designed joinery: nothing has been spared in making your kitchen an inspiration.
Well-proportioned, airy bedrooms are designed to maximise the light and views while maintaining your privacy. Master bedrooms generally offer a luxurious ensuite and a spacious walk-in wardrobe or separate dressing area.
Fully tiled, with European-designed fittings throughout, your apartment’s bathrooms mirror the qualities found throughout 132 Halsey. You’ll enjoy heated floors, surface finishes selected for durability and to reflect light, and custom designed vanities with mirror cabinetry carefully planned to maximise storage as well as space.
The apartments at 132 Halsey are designed to ensure owners can specify a home to suit their individual lifestyles. There are many different apartment layouts to choose from, each offering generous proportions and space.
132 Halsey apartments are accessed through dedicated lobby areas designed to be welcoming and secure, with high quality materials and finishes and a building-wide security system. The residents’ amenities at 132 Halsey are second to none and include a concierge service, gym, boutique movie theatre, business centre and a proposed café and retail offerings on the ground floor.
Most 132 Halsey apartments enjoy views of Auckland City’s skyline and Viaduct Harbour. The magnificence of the vista is matched only by the spacious and stylish apartments on offer.
The first residents to call Wynyard Quarter home will begin moving in from 5 December, marking a major milestone in the redevelopment of the waterfront location.
Architect Stephen McDougall, founding director at Studio Pacific, describes 30 Madden as “sophisticated, elegant and warm with character and a distinct personality,” he says, “the building sits very comfortably with the adjacent Wynyard Central and 132 Halsey developments in a sophisticated residential cluster.”
Wynyard Quarter is being transformed into a world-class destination, showcasing the best of what Auckland has to offer. Part of this rejuvenation is 30 Madden, the next stage of Willis Bond & Co’s residential development, which went on sale in early September.
With the announcement of Willis Bond & Co’s next development in
Wynyard Quarter, Mark McGuinness Managing Director says “We are proud to
play a part in making the Wynyard Quarter a bustling community where
people can live and enjoy the abundance of surrounding public spaces and
parks, the multitude of nearby cafes and eateries, all available on the
edge of Auckland’s beautiful harbour.”
Willis Bond & Co’s new development in Wynyard Quarter, Managing
Director Mark McGuinness said “We are creating a fantastic community and
I think it will be the new heart of Auckland,”
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 residential community.
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.
Willis Bond & Co, the developer of two high-end Wynyard Quarter projects - Wynyard Central and 132 Halsey - is supplying a concierge for both developments. The company says a residents’ concierge service is consistent with…
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?
Read the latest feature on 132 Halsey in the Spring/Summer edition of Simply You Living, with advice on luxury downsizing and interior designing from architect Liz Seuseu and Willis Bond & Co project director Roger Twose.
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.
”...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…”
Read the NBR article on the recent release of the 132 Halsey Penthouse.
One of Auckland’s most upmarket new apartments hits the market tomorrow, although it is not yet built. Tenders open then for a 302sq m penthouse on the planned new 51-unit 132 Halsey, looking towards the Viaduct Basin.
Read the New Zealand Herald’s article on 132 Halsey and Wynyard Central achieving over 50 percent of sales.
Over 50 percent of the apartments at 132 Halsey have now sold in less than three months since our official launch. Only a limited number with views over the Viaduct Harbour remain. The milestone is significant as it enables us to advance building consents and finalise construction timelines. Construction is expected to commence in November and the first residences are due to be completed by late-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 132 Halsey, 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.
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 132 Halsey and Wynyard Central.
Read the New Zealand Herald’s article on Wynyard Central and 132 Halsey.
Read Idealog’s article on the recent launch of 132 Halsey and Wynyard Central.
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.
Construction of 132 Halsey began in November 2015 and the first residences are expected to be complete from early-mid 2018.
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.
Athfield Architects is a nationally-based, internationally acclaimed, award-wining design company, including architects and designers. They have lived and breathed New Zealand design for more than 40 years. Their work is recognised for striking and innovative solutions that integrate bigger-picture design thinking with urban, architectural and interior perspectives.
Athfield Architect’s design solutions are also acutely responsive to context, people and place.
Haydn & Rollett Construction is the lead building contractor for 132 Halsey. The company was established in 1946 and has a long history of delivering quality buildings.
Haydn & Rollett has developed a strong relationship with Willis Bond & Co, having
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