The objective was to create a development that uses typologies suited to modern city living

Project Type: Multiunit residential. Townhouses

Location: 11-33 Arney St, Newtown, Wellington

Status: Currently in Building Consent Phase

This project comprises of 33 Townhouses in the heart of Newtown. The objective was to create a development that uses typologies suited to modern city living on a site fringing between the urban commercial centre of Newtown and the residential edge. This included creating units which suited families but also allow for flexibility with half of the dwellings being configured as dual-keyed. With each block taking on an individual style of architecture we have been able to create a development suited to the culture of the Newtown area.

Due to the shape of the site, an arrangement of four blocks around the periphery of the site creates a central communal courtyard, while the majority of the townhouses have the added advantage of also fronting the residential street along the long edge of the site. We effectively used the natural shape and proportions of the site along with the change in level between Arney Street and Ferguson Drive to create a scheme that suits the different characteristics of each street.

Careful consideration and design focus on the relationship between the dwelling configurations and the central courtyard have been key to successfully arranging the blocks to ensure great amenity levels to all in fringe urban environment.

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“With each block taking on an individual style of architecture we have been able to create a development suited to the culture of the Newtown area.”

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