Templeton Limited is a boutique developer focused on bespoke, design-led projects. These range from luxury homes to heritage restorations to new inner city apartment complexes. Currently the company is completing a stunning conversion of Mount Eden’s former mayoral chambers and fire station.
Templeton places great emphasis on quality sites, and is willing to wait for the right site to become available. This can be seen in the site of N X N, with its unique cul-de-sac position leading directly to Nixon Park.
The company also looks to work with innovative architects whose agenda is a new architecture for New Zealand.
The company is led by developer, Nigel McKenna, whose 50-plus completed projects include Lighter Quay, Beaumont Quarter and the Viaduct Harbour Waterfront. The latter project gave us The Sebel Hotel along with the waterfront dining precinct, including Soul Bar & Restaurant.
A Studio Architects is a boutique architecture and design practice, specialising in residential and development design.
From the outset, the aim with N X N has been to create a unique living environment. A Studio Architects developed the concept design and architectural vision, and will have an ongoing hand in the design development, making sure every detail is not only aesthetically pleasing but offers great functionality too.
As well as the concept design, A Studio has responsibility for the interior fit out of N X N.
A Studio has worked extensively in this field, their experience includes cafés, larger private residences, lodges, heritage buildings and, more recently, apartment complexes in Auckland. The emphasis will be on honest materials of lasting quality and enduring appeal.
Beca is one of the largest employee-owned professional services consultancy companies in Asia-Pacific.
Beca’s integrated design team brings together architecture, urban design, and landscape architecture expertise in a truly unique collaboration. Beca also provides a full range of engineering services, planning, project and cost management, land information, asset management and software services.
Beca’s design practice focuses on designing for people, and brings the creative thinking required to transform buildings and public spaces – like Port Vila’s Portside Precinct in Vanuatu, Lion’s iconic NZ$250 million manufacturing and warehousing facility in Auckland, and the recently completed refurbishment of the Christchurch Art Gallery.
The team is passionate about delivering outcomes that consistently exceed client expectations and community requirements. Their aim is to create a hallmark residential development that will make N X N a benchmark for the Kingsland community.
Dominion Constructors is a long-established family-owned construction company, and is one of the construction industry’s largest employers.
Projects include multi-storey towers, education facilities, hotels and apartments. Some of Dominion’s better known commissions include the Vero building; the Price Waterhouse building; apartments at 11 The Mount (Mount Maunganui); Heron Apartments, Parnell; The University of Auckland Business School and St Cuthbert’s Performing Arts Centre.
One of the company’s recognised strengths is the number and calibre of its people, enabling the company to resource projects mainly from within its own ranks.
Development Advisory Services Limited (DASL) is New Zealand’s leading development management company.
Based in Auckland with a staff of 20, DASL specialises in the design and management of highly considered residential projects. DASL executives have led and been responsible for some of Auckland’s most iconic buildings and projects, from Metropolis and Beaumont Quarter to the Viaduct Harbour waterfront restaurant, hotel and apartment precinct, to Lighter Quay, Sofitel Hotel, Scotia Tower and The Quadrant Hotel.
DASL has been at the forefront of residential development in Auckland since it was founded in 2010. Current projects include the newly created master planned community of 600 new homes at McLennan Park, the Fenchurch and Overlea redevelopment projects in Tamaki with 550 houses and a soon-to-be released housing project in the central isthmus with 500-plus affordable houses.
DASL works with clients such as Templeton to identify strategic locations and assists them to create high quality design outcomes. The company is proud of its association with N X N which sets the new benchmark for quality well-located apartments with its close proximity to the village shops of Kingsland and immediate access to the train station. On completion the City Rail Link will provide direct access to the Auckland City Centre.
Past projects for which key DASL staff have been responsible have won more than 20 major design awards and awards of excellence from Property Council New Zealand.
Hargrave Project Management is a team of dedicated and highly experienced project managers who specialise in providing strategic property services to private and corporate organisations. They have worked in a wide range of property sectors, and have successfully completed a significant number of developments including Auckland University of Technology, Starline Properties and MiLife Retirement Villages.
Their strong relationships with contractors and proven procedures enable them to fast track the construction phase; their intention is to complete N X N in the last quarter of 2018.