Tawera Group

Completion Date

May 2017


Property Council New Zealand Rider Levett Bucknall Property Industry Awards 2018 – Excellence, Arrow International Multi-Unit Residential Property Award

New Zealand Commercial Project Awards 2018 – Silver Award, Residential category

We were delighted with the quality finishes achieved both inside and out at Hereford Residences. The Naylor Love team should serve as an example of a best practice in the industry.

John Love

Principal, Tawera Group

An office building converted into a high quality apartment & office development.

This remarkable project involved the conversion of a 15-storey office building into a 20-storey mixed-use development, including 14 storeys of luxury apartments, four floors of car parking and two floors of office space.

Our first task, starting in October 2015, was to refurbish the offices of the existing commercial tenant, who moved down from the top storey to the 5th and 6th floors, staying on-site throughout.

With the building stripped back, we started strengthening the existing steel structure both to enable it to carry the extra floors and meet current seismic standards, building the five new floors. We also extended the existing building’s floor area from level seven up.

Façade works followed, with new cladding, aluminium joinery and decks. Once the building was watertight we began the interior works, including building and fitting out the 122 high-spec apartments on the upper levels. Hereford Residences also has a communal outdoor area, a theatre room and a gymnasium.

Our early involvement in the pre-construction phase led to our team identifying strategies to overcome any potential issues with buildability, programme and procurement of materials, as well as allowing an additional two levels to be added to what was originally designed.

This, along with our ongoing solutions-focused, collaborative approach, contributed greatly to the smooth running of the build. We were pleased to complete this two-year project to the highest quality standards, on budget and two weeks early.

We returned to Hereford Residences in 2018 to install a stunning roof-top swimming pool.


Categories: Accommodation, Adaptive Reuse, Auckland, Commercial, Pre-Construction, Seismic