Heritage steel windows and doors - a timeless and elegant look

A heritage project which saw the careful and considered revitalisation of a former council chambers and fire station, yielding six high-end, character-filled and applauded apartments in Auckland’s Mt Eden. The project retained character features while infusing aspects of modernity.

The apartments’ address is in a sought-after part of Mt Eden, close to both the city and the Mt Eden village- neighboured by popular amenities and within the desirable double-Grammar zone.

The Mt Eden Municipal Council Chambers building was built pre-World War 1 in 1912, with the Mt Eden Fire Station being constructed in 1925. The two buildings constitute a unique and significant part of Auckland’s history, so, the goal of the project was to restore them into enduring residences that would take the buildings through the next century, while maintaining their unmatched heritage features and appeal.

With the intention of keeping the historical buildings as the predominant focus, a new link was designed in structural glass and applied using lightweight construction techniques. Seismic requirements saw multiple structural steel cross bracing, floor and ceiling diaphragms, while maintaining the buildings’ heritage façade throughout.

The resulting apartments feature liberal spaces as living areas, superior architecture and design that has been delivered with the utmost detail and care. Two penthouse apartments have been afforded remarkable views to the west and to the cityscape of Auckland’s CBD.