The Anchorage - Whangarei, New Zealand. Image is courtesy of Ignite Architects.



New Zealand


Hoppers Development


BG&E Auckland
The Anchorage

Whangarei is the northernmost city in New Zealand, and the regional capital of the Northland Region, with a growing local community that enjoys spectacular views of the waterfront. The new retirement development known as The Anchorage at 80 Rauiri Drive, will support the new residential suburb of Marsden, near the heads of Whangarei.

BG&E is providing detailed design (PS1) facade engineering services and construction monitoring (PS4) for the four storey apartment block at 80 Rauiri Drive. The building is primarily residential, with open communal services on the ground floor and a separate indoor pool and service room. The development also has a basement with a water level equal to ground level due to complex geotechnical makeup. Patterned precast panels are predominantly used throughout, finished with large joinery openings and bolt on balconies.

The Anchorage will provide a unique retirement lifestyle for community members over the age of 60. An on-site care facility will be added to the development in future.