A series of multi-coloured laser lights illuminating the Auckland night sky over the last week has marked the start of on-site construction work on The Pacifica, a new 56-storey skyscraper being built on Commerce Street in Auckland’s CBD.
Created by SoulStorm Lasers, the same people responsible for the Sky Tower’s New Year’s Eve show over the last two years, the lasers are set up on site at 10 Commerce Street where site establishment works are underway.
Set to be the tallest residential tower in New Zealand, The Pacifica is being built for well-funded developer Hengyi Pacific by tier one Australian construction firm Icon Co, one of Australasia's high-rise unit specialists and the company behind numerous successful and high profile developments in cities across Australia’s eastern seaboard.
Construction is expected to be completed in 2020 – just in time for the next America’s Cup – and is being led by experienced Kiwi high-rise construction chief, Dan Ashby, who has worked on projects as well known as the Burj Al Arab in Dubai, Takapuna's Sentinel and the Chancery in Auckland's CBD.
Limited stock remains from the 282 apartments at The Pacifica, following launch earlier this year.
Gavin Lloyd, National Director of Residential Projects for CBRE, the agency marketing the development, says: “The level of interest in The Pacifica has been unlike anything we’ve experienced before. The start of construction beginning should leave people in no doubt that this visionary project is becoming a reality. We anticipate there’s going to be a real scramble to snap up the limited number of apartments still available, so I encourage anyone interested in them to contact us now.”
“The Pacifica’s 282 apartments are a generous 20% larger than standard CBD apartments. This is likely to be a reason for why they have been strongly taken up by owner occupiers. The building offers a home for everyone with 34 different floor plans comprising 1 bedroom, 1 bedroom + study, 2 bedroom, 3 bedroom homes, and a limited penthouse offering.”
Lloyd adds that interest is being fuelled by the fact that the number of new apartments coming into the CBD pipeline is drying up. “The Pacifica is the only saleable high-rise development to be launched in the CBD this year. Of the 3500 units in the CBD saleable pipeline, due for completion between now and 2020, 82% have already been sold, leaving only 628 units still available for sale.
“The Pacifica is going to have unrivalled views over the Waitematā Harbour and Hauraki Gulf. To give people a taste of the views they will have, we have interactive display screens at our show suite in the city at 152 Quay Street, level 9, which is open daily from 11am-4pm.”
Amenities at The Pacifica include a lap pool, sauna, steam room, spa, gym, media room, residents lounge, library and barbeque terrace. Car& Motor bike parks, bike racks and storage lockers are also available.
Lloyd adds that potential purchasers should act now, as the display suite will have reduced public opening hours post 2017.
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