New Zealand Economic Update – Covid19

In light of recent events, Chris Simpson, our head of corporate affairs has written this plain English economic update regarding Covid19. An interesting and thought provoking read, the update provides key facts and figures for you to think about during the present economic situation. Follow this link to read the update and surrounding discussion. If […]

Templeton sponsors 2020 Residential Development Summit

We are excited to have signed up as principal sponsor of the 2020 Residential Development Summit, run by the Property Council New Zealand (represented here by Property Council CEO Leonie Freeman pictured with Templeton’s CEO Nigel McKenna. The Summit will be held on 25 March. Nigel will be speaking at this event, facilitating a panel […]

New Zealand Economic Update – Quarter 1, 2020

As part of what we do for our investors and customers, we produce a quarterly economic update of the overall New Zealand economy. Our latest update is available as a PDF over on our LinkedIn page:  Our head of corporate affairs Chris Simpson prepares these reports. He is available to come and talk to […]

A chic art-filled Auckland penthouse

A bedroom like no other was always on Kate Lane’s wish-list and the view from her bed is certainly out of the ordinary. At night, Kate gazes up through a long narrow skylight framed by ornate cornices that were once on the exterior of the now-restored Mt Eden Borough Council and fire station building. It […]

Fire station apartment evokes touch of nostalgia

We get to see a lot of building conversions, but this has to be one of the best. The penthouse within the converted Mt Eden Council Chambers building and fire station has already featured on Homed, and now the final apartment in the Chambers & Station development is up for auction, through Bayleys. This high-end, ground-floor apartment […]

Luxurious unit will fire you up

Dealing with heritage buildings is demanding and rewarding, says Nigel McKenna, who has overseen the development of six luxury Mt Eden apartments in the Chambers & Station apartment project at 64 Valley Rd. “You have to understand someone else’s vision and then translate that to meet contemporary requirements,” says Nigel, the development director of Development […]

Landmark project gathers applause and awards

The $15 million project refurbishing the former Mt Eden Municipal Chambers and fire station on a combined site has already won numerous awards. Auckland mayor Phil Goff officially opened the development on June 16, then in the evening the project won the multi-unit residential property best in category as well as gaining an excellence in […]

Chambers and fire station conversion wins major PCNZ award

A major building conversion project and a new build in Auckland have taken top honours in the multi-unit category of the Property Council New Zealand Awards. The Chambers and Station development, formerly the Mt Eden Council Chambers and Fire Station, won the Best in Category award, while The Dylan Apartments on the Grey Lynn ridge […]

Light, views, space in Kingsland

The NXN apartment development is underway and on schedule for a move-in date of late 2018, says senior development manager for developer Templeton Limited, Matthew Wickham. Located in a quiet cul-de-sac adjacent to Nixon Park in Auckland, the complex is only two minutes’ walk from Kingsland’s lively café scene, making it unique, he says. “A […]

Parkside living in Kingsland

A new development, NXN, is underway in Kingsland and promises to meet all the demands of the design-conscious city-based  community. Fronting onto Nixon Park, and a few steps from the Kingsland buzz, this is a must see opportunity! At the eastern end of the Kingsland Terrace cul-de-sac, you’ll find what is a fabulous site nestled […]

Prime site a golden chance

There’s nothing worse than investing in an apartment with a great outlook only for another developer to come along a few years later and plonk a new building in the way. Luckily for the owners of homes in the new Kingsland development, NXN (pronounced Nixon), that is not going to be a problem. Their north-facing […]

Boutique living and city views

The vivacious city-fringe community of Kingsland has been through a dry spell for apartment building but it’s getting a new boutique apartment block in its midst. Cary Bowkett, development manager from Southside Group, says: “There hasn’t been a significant multi-storey apartment development built in Kingsland for nine years now. “When you look at the suburb […]