2017 New Zealand Architecture Awards shortlist

Friday, August 4 2017

We are delighted that three Peddle Thorp projects have been shortlisted for the 2017 New Zealand Architecture Awards including 151 Queen Street (Enduring Architecture), Australis Nathan (Heritage) and our very own Peddle Thorp Auckland studio (Interior Architecture).

2017 New Zealand Architecture Awards shortlist


Maureen Plowman is under way

Monday, March 13 2017

We are excited by the commencement of work on the Maureen Plowman site. Situated in the heart of Browns Bay, the existing retirement village is undergoing a major redevelopment in order to meet the changing needs of the retirement living and aged care market. Featuring stunning sea views, Maureen Plowman will offer a full continuum of care where residents can live independently in a supportive environment with access to rest home and hospital facilities as required.


85 Customs Street Residential progress

Friday, February 24 2017

Set to become the tallest residential tower in New Zealand, 85 Customs Street Residential will be another significant contribution by Peddle Thorp to Auckland’s skyline. We are very encouraged to observe the high level of activity and progress at the project site to date. An organised site has seen a number of activities continuing to flow in parallel over the past few months. The demolition of the two storeys and basement of the former language school building is currently in its final stages - an activity that clears the path for the substructure enabling works to be completed within the next few weeks. This is a significant milestone for the project as the completion of these activities will signal the commencement of the 16 metre deep permanent basement works.

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Resource Consent for 85 Customs Street Residential

Wednesday, June 22 2016

Yesterday Resource Consent was granted for 85 Customs Street Residential, a 52 storey tower offering 221 high quality apartments. The development also integrates two existing buildings, one a heritage building and the other re-designed as a hotel. 85 Customs Street Residential will be a landmark on Auckland’s skyline and the apartments will redefine apartment living in our city.

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01 85 Customs St Res NE View

Keystone Trust Sponsorship

Wednesday, June 1 2016

Peddle Thorp are delighted to have re-established sponsorship of the Keystone Trust.  Keystone has given students a hand-up into property related tertiary studies for 21 years and supports them through their studies.  Our support of Keystone complements our annual Unitec 4th year in-house programme and our participation in Auckland University’s Open Desk scheme.

Keystone Trust’s 2017 Study Award and 2017 Scholarships applications open in June.  Don't miss out on the opportunity to gain on-site experience, rub shoulders with leaders of the property industry and receive funding and support from one of the best scholarship programmes around. Scholarships are open to all NZ resident students, wishing to or currently studying a property related degree at any tertiary institution in NZ. For all further information visit Keystone's website.

Keystone Trust

Motutapu under Construction

Friday, March 11 2016

For Christmas 2013 we gifted resource towards a much needed staff and visitor centre for the Motutapu Restoration Trust.  Since then we have liaised with Council, prepared the documentation, talked to the builder and the old potting shed’s transformation is well underway.  The plan is for the new centre to be up and running in time for the next planting season.

Please visit the Trust's website

Pacific Solar Power

Monday, January 11 2016

Well done to Power Smart Solar for completing the last of twelve solar power installations  pre–Christmas, across the remote  Northern Cook and Tuvalu islands.

This Ministry of Foreign Affairs New Zealand Aid Programme project  involved  a total of 7500 Solar PV panels,  reducing dependency on expensive fossil fuels and making a big difference to the lives of many people.  Peddle Thorp were involved with each of the 12 power house buildings across a range of scales, the brief for each including cyclone resistance to 250 kph,  fully passive ventilation, simplicity of design and ease of construction.

Click the link for a taste of ‘ Uira Natura Ki Te Tokerau ’, courtesy of the PowerSmart team.

Uira Natura Ki Te Tokerau

Launkarae Vanuatu

Tuesday, November 24 2015

Over the last four months Peddle Thorp have hosted a team of four Unitec Master of Architecture Students in our office, working on a village masterplan project for Launkarae village, a small coastal village on the north coast of Efate island.  

The project is now entering a materials and fundraising stage, with the team intending to travel back to Launkarae next year to assist the villagers in construction of the first new community building.


Tuesday, October 6 2015

Peddle Thorp are currently in design mode with Infratil on a new mixed use development in Wynyard Quarter with work programmed to start in mid 2016.

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Christchurch Rebuild - Largest Single Concrete Pour at ANZ

Monday, July 13 2015

The third and final basement pour on the ANZ Centre was completed on Saturday 11 July. 

The pour started at 1am and lasted 11 hours with 370 concrete trucks delivering approximately 1870 cubic metres of concrete.  This pour represented the largest single concrete pour in Christchurch’s rebuild.  Four concrete pumps were involved, with one being craned into the basement and concrete being pumped from Cashel, Colombo and High Streets. 

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