Victoria Road Apartments

Auckland, 2000

This 9 apartment development provides high quality residential homes with generous floor areas in a medium-density apartment complex in the heart of Devonport village. Apartments range from 2-4 bedroom with open plan living and a range of views towards the harbour, Mount Victoria, and the historic main street of Devonport. Accessible by elevator and cleverly stacked together, each apartment is single-level, creating the feeling of a private home rather than an apartment split over a number of levels. Some apartments provide private balconies facing away from the street. The complex offers secure garaging in the basement and an indoor lap pool for resident use.

Complex heritage planning constraints meant that no vehicle access could be provided from Victoria Road so an alternative solution was designed to allow access from a service lane behind the building. This allowed the apartments to engage with the streetscape and reduced vehicle congestion on this busy corner. The main façade is broken up into four sections, reflecting the scale of neighbouring heritage buildings.