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  • Beaumont Quarter


    High density development in a central city environment that utilises a wide range of typologies.

    Project Summary

    ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​At the foot of an escarpment overlooking the Waitemata Harbour, the Beaumont Quarter sits across from Victoria Park on a site previously used for a gasworks. The site is in close proximity to central Auckland, and the motorway passes nearby.

    The 2.4ha site is large for the inner city, so the development of a master plan (a comprehensive long-term strategy) was necessary to organise the layout of the streets, the location and massing of the buildings. An overall landscape strategy was developed to define the outdoor amenity areas better.

    The developer was keen to ensure variety within the quarter so four different architectural practices were contracted to design the buildings and renovate the Victorian gas works. This variation in architectural styles helps create visual interest and diversity within the development.

    Beaumont Quarter is comprised of 238 units containing 33 different housing types. The development was delivered in three phases - stages one and two were predominantly terraced housing with stage three being mostly apartments.

    The architecture is contemporary, and of a modest scale. Elements such as balconies and the position of windows and doors provide each building with an attractive face to the street. This is further helped by a variation of building heights.

    The first stage of Beaumont Quarter received an architecture award from the New Zealand Institute of Architects in 2003.


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