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Stellin Apartments
Type
Commercial
Location
Petone, Lower Hutt
Status
Resource Consent Issued
2022

The development site comprises three legal titles, featuring a mix of six commercial structures and one residential building. Although all of the buildings on the site were constructed between the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the built forms - except for the Stellin Building - underwent significant modifications in the mid-20th century. These changes were partly driven by the Petone Street Realignment Project, which required the relocation of two of the buildings.

The project team initially explored the possibility of retaining and redeveloping the existing structures. However, they ultimately concluded that most, if not all, of the historical value of the buildings had been lost and that the extent of the required redevelopment work to comply with the NZBC would be impractical and commercially unviable. Therefore, a decision was made to construct a new building that would contribute positively to the character of Jackson Street.

The masterplan strategy for the site, as well as the overall architectural language, was heavily influenced by the history and context of the site. To achieve this, the design team drew inspiration from the proportions, fenestration, and façade rhythm of the original historical buildings. For example, the team emphasized the horizontal language by utilizing material massing and negative detailing, which was informed by the historical cornice and decorative lines found on one of the original buildings.

The proposed design is a three-level structure which includes five retail units and six apartments on the ground floor. On the first floor, there are fourteen apartments, and on the second floor, there are eleven apartments, bringing the total number of units to thirty-six. The apartments are a combination of studio and one- and two-bedroom units. Furthermore, several of the units have been designed to provide dual key options.

Site Area (ha)
Site Area (m2)
1298
Density (per ha)
Gross Floor Area (m2)
3263
Average unit size (m2)
Site coverage (%)
78
Number of Units
36
Number of Houses
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BLOCK TYPE
01
EXISTING BUILDINGS
02
PROPOSED BUILDING
03
04
05
06
07
08
09
BLOCK TYPE I
10
BLOCK TYPE J
11
BLOCK TYPE K
12
BLOCK TYPE L
We’ve had a great experience working with Voxell so far, their design flair, the people and the personal service are the things that really set them apart. I’m excited about designing something really special with Voxell, that will be part of our legacy. The team at Voxell are good with communication, we’ve got direct access to the Partners and love that we can have valuable face to face meetings as often as we need. The team might be young, but they quality so far has been solid, they’re an aspirational bunch and the buzz in the office is nice too! We’re looking forward to working on projects with the team in the future.

Kevin Melville, Property Developer
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Through a robust and considered design process, the developer’s vision to design a fit-for-purpose mixed-use development for the Jackson Street Precent came to life.

Client
Jackson Street Holdings
Project Team
Nadiene McCullough
Zak Kljakovic
Anthony Bolger
Jasper Keats
Collaborators
Incite
Collab Engineers
Ortus
Norman Disney Young
Origin Consultants
Wrigley Roberts
E2 Environmental
Clendon Burns & Park
Holmes Fire
Local Collective
NME
Michael Stretton
Torlesse
EH Archaeology
RH Fire
Kone
Services
Masterplanning + Urban Design
Feasibility Analysis
Conceptual Development
Consenting and Documentation
Construction Monitoring
Architectural Interiors
Resource Consent
Design Management
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