Fu Wah Auckland (Hong Kong) Ltd, developer of the Park Hyatt hotel nearing completion on the Viaduct Basin waterfront, has its second Wynyard Quarter project opening to public submissions this Monday.
The second project for the Beijing-based Fu Wah International Group is a full-block redevelopment one block back from Fanshawe St comprising 6 buildings containing apartments, visitor accommodation, retail, a public plaza, publicly accessible lanes & basement parking.
The submission period will close on Monday 14 October.
The 9793m² block is bound by Beaumont St, Pakenham St West, Daldy & Gaunt Sts, bought by Fu Wah subsidiary Auckland Waterfront Apartments Ltd from Goodman Property Group in 2016.
Most of the site’s existing occupants serve marine industrial & retail customers from 11 one- or 2-storey buildings, none of them scheduled for their character.
The eastern boundary will front the linear park being created on Daldy St & the Wynyard Common open space. Inside the site, the designs by architects RTA Studio, Bossley Architects & Jasmax surround a 30m x 40m public courtyard, with publicly accessible footpaths through the site.
According to the Boffa Miskell Ltd urban design report:
- The 6 buildings will range from 3 to 13 storeys in height
- 2 east-west laneways (6m wide) and one north-south lane (10m-wide) will traverse the site
- The 5m-high ground-floor level will have a mix of marine retail facing Beaumont St, food & beverage tenancies & apartment lobbies
- Serviced apartments against the commercial area along the Gaunt St boundary
- The greatest height & density will be on the southern commercial border (Gaunt St), reducing to 8 levels at the Beaumont-Pakenham St West corner.
The proposed high points:
- The highest point of the design, at the roof of Building 5, is RL46.6m – 15.6m above the 31m height limit in the precinct plan
- Building 1 ranges from 5-9 storeys, highest point RL36.4m mid-site where the east-west lane meets Beaumont St
- Building 2 ranges from 8-12 storeys, highest point RL43.0m mid-site where the east-west lane meets DaldySt
- Building 3 is 3 storeys, highest point RL12.7m
- Building 4 ranges from 9-12 storeys, highest point where the secondary east-west lane meets Beaumont St, towards the rear of the site, RL43.0m
- Building 5 ranges from 12-13 storeys, highest point where the secondary east-west lane meets DaldySt, towards the rear of the site, RL46.6m
- Building 6 ranges from 9-13 storeys, highest point at Daldy& Gaunt Sts intersection, at the rear of the site, RL46.1m.
Urban design assessment
The Boffa Miskell assessment: “When viewed as a whole, the buildings do not appear as a homogeneous group, but rather as clusters of highly articulated individual structures, each with their own aesthetic identities.
“Building 6 responds to the commercial aesthetic & forms of the Fanshawe St developments, including the architectural language of the Fonterra, Air NZ & Datacom buildings. As you progress north through the site, the building massing becomes further broken down by introducing highly articulated balconies & materiality that is of an individual nature.
“The building massing steps down as you head north through the block, with the greatest height & density responding to the southern commercial border, with the levels reducing to 8 levels along the Beaumont St & Pakenham St West corner. This successfully results in a less bulky urban form & finer grain of development compared to larger floorplate buildings.”
Developer change brings more residential & retail, less parking
Goodman’s integrated development plan for the block provided for 10 buildings & maximum gross floor area of 47,248m², including 19,375m² of office, 23,333m² residential, and nearly 2000m² of podium & basement parking for 561 cars.
The north-south internal lane would have been removed, and the allocation to marine industry retail outlets reduced to 683m².
Fu Wah’s proposal is for a total 355 apartments, including 244 permanent dwellings & 90 serviced apartments, 3613m² of ground-floor retail and up to 505 parking spaces on 2 basement levels.
It would be built in 2 stages – buildings 1-3 to the north (Pakenham St West) first, then the Gaunt St end. Stage 1 would contain 180 apartments, 1830m² of retail.
10 December 2018: VXV Fanshawe St sale unconditional
18 May 2018: Goodman & Singapore fund sell VXV portfolio to Blackstone
3 July 2016: Hawkins & China Construction in joint venture to build Park Hyatt on Viaduct Basin
15 October 2015: Propbd on Q Th15Oct15 2 – PM starts digging for Wynyard apartments, 6 apartments sell, H&M for Sylvia Park
9 September 2015: Waterfront Park Hyatt gets consent
9 December 2014: Propbd on Q T9Dec14 – Site consent for waterfront hotel, Super Fund buys into LanzaTech, baggage hall extension, NZX buys SuperLife
Attribution: Consent documents.