Takapuna Central: Partnership with expert developer
21 March 2022
The next stage of Takapuna’s evolution is here.
Property development and investment company Willis Bond has confirmed its plans to partner with us to create Takapuna Central, a $400m mixed-use development over five sites surrounding the upcoming Waiwharariki Anzac Square.
This is the second time we’ve worked with Willis Bond, following their fantastic mahi in Wynyard Quarter, and their team is well-suited to help deliver the next chapter in Takapuna’s story.
Willis Bond Managing Director Mark McGuinness enthused: “Within a five-minute walking radius of this site you have Potters Park, a new town square, Takapuna Beach, malls, eateries and shops. Our goal here is to connect the dots and create a desirable living environment for visitors and residents alike. Our approach is always to enhance the communities we work in, and we are excited to be an integral part of the work Eke Panuku is doing to unlock Takapuna.”
Of course, this project will have to meet high sustainability and liveability standards – another reason why we’ve partnered with Willis Bond. The company is well known for its mixed-use developments that fit unique urban environments. Coupled with their dedication to low environmental impacts, this will ensure Takapuna Central will lead the way in sustainable development on the North Shore. Willis Bond is targeting a Homestar 7 rating for sustainable design for Takapuna Central Apartments, meaning a good standard of environmental impact.
Auckland North Shore Ward Councillor and Planning Committee Chair Chris Darby remarked: “The consortium of top-notch developer Willis Bond teaming up with multi-award-winning architects, Architectus and Cheshire Architects, together with the experienced construction firm LT McGuiness, will deliver the high-quality outcomes I always envisaged for this anchor project.
“This is a great example of how public and private sector collaboration can enhance, improve and bring life to the town centre. [This] announcement will inspire even greater confidence in the future of Takapuna by local residents, business owners and future investors.
"What was once a soulless, windy car park is about to become a hugely desirable place to visit, live, shop and dine, with new homes, businesses and public space."
For more details on our work in Takapuna, visit www.ekepanuku.co.nz/takapuna