Selwyn Street Media Buzz


We are excited for our upcoming project, Selwyn Street Apartments, which has just featured in the recent article below. The apartments are one of the first developments in New Zealand specifically designed to be ‘Build to Rent’ (BTR).

Kent Gardner, a private equity property investor, has a vision to build residential units with long term tenancy in mind. The Selwyn Street apartments are the first of his BTR projects which he hopes will act as a catalyst for more BTR developments around New Zealand. Long term tenancies are commonplace overseas and shift the way tenants view their homes.

The 48 Selwyn Street apartments are high quality, 1 and 2 bedroom units, in a 3-storey walk-up design focused on creating a community on the 3,240sm2 site. The development is situated near public transport, public amenities and Onehunga’s bustling retail hub. We are looking forward to this project being completed in mid-August.


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Have a safe and happy holidays. We will be out of the office from the 22nd of December to the 11th of January

Plumbing World Flagship Store Opening


Last week Brewer Davidson was proud to attend the ribbon cutting of the new Plumbing World flagship store and trade center.

The warm summer evening was perfect way to showcase their new premises and permeant home for years to come. 

Located along New North Road the showroom is elevated to the first floor to allow for best frontage to the street. The staff offices act as the intermediary between the public showroom and the trade warehouse behind.  



Pakuranga College Metal Work


The bespoke balustrade design for Pakuranga College has been a great chance to work closely with a steel fabricator. This modular system will wrap the building in a ribbon of undulating steel in the school colours. We can't wait to see it completed!


Pakuranga College Construction II.II


Pakuranga College Construction


Construction of the new two-storey classroom block for Pakuranga College is well underway and progressing smoothly. 

Initial structure above. First floor construction below.


Pakuranga College Construction II

Hinaki Street


We are excited to announce our newest project in partnership with NZ Living – Hinaki Street. This multiblock, residential apartment complex has 75 new homes and is located in Point England as part of the Glen Innes, Tāmaki Regeneration and combines the suburban home with inner city living.


Project completion is targeted for December 2021 and sales are scheduled to start as early as October 2020. For more information head to Living @ Hinaki



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Ormiston Medical Centre


The Orminston Medical Centre project team were hard at work during Auckland's level 3 lockdown. Brewer Davidson continued their site visits and got this great shot during site inspections prior to practical completion.

The site has been developed by Todd Property Ormiston Town Centre Limited and is expected to be complete by later this year.

Northcote Apartments Site Visit

Last week the Brewer Davidson office traveled to the newly completed Northcote Apartments for a guided tour by the design team and were joined by Shane Brealey of NZ Living. We are all exited to see this project go from design concept to built, with couples, first home buyers, and young families busy moving in.

Site Visit


The site visit took place prior to the new lock down restrictions and we hope to be back in the office soon.

Stay home. Stay safe. Stay strong New Zealand.

Powhiri at Northcote



A Powhiri was held on the crisp and clear dawn to bless the Fraser Ave apartment blocks and unveil the sculptures which adorn the site on Tuesday the 4th of August. Ngati Paoa, the local Mana Whenua, gave a Powhiri for all the local community who wished to attend and have a first look at the newly completed exterior of the apartment design. Representatives from NZ Living and Brewer Davidson’s team came to witness the opening and celebrate the construction.

The site is a 102-apartment project for NZ Living, spearheaded by Shane Brealey as part of an ongoing series of projects with Brewer Davidson Architects. The apartments are high quality, three-storey walk-ups which create affordable homes that integrate to the community. The site is broken into five smaller blocks which allow for sun and green spaces within the development while still maintaining resident’s privacy. These spaces provide opportunity for neighbors to meet and socialize and create a community within the development. Brick fins enclose private balcony spaces for homeowners as well as creating a visually strong and active street presence.

Sculptures were designed and created by Anton Forde, a local artist who specializes in works which celebrate the connections between land, nature, and culture. He has worked with Brewer Davidson and NZ Living on a number of projects where his sculptures remind residents of New Zealand’s rich heritage and natural beauty.


An online article has been published by OneRoof regarding the rise in demand for walk-up apartments. You can check out the full article here




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