Development Spotlight: The Daventry/Tōrea development

Published: 10 May 2017

At Daventry Street and Tōrea Place, in the Auckland suburb of Waterview, the transformation of the site removed three cold, damp 1940s duplexes and introduced 17 warm, dry, and safe homes. The result is not only the creation of fit-for-purpose housing that supports healthy, modern living for our tenants, but also the ability to house more people by using the site to its full potential – a crucial outcome in Auckland’s pressured housing market.

View after development Daventry Street and Torea Place

In Auckland’s Waterview, three old duplexes have been replaced by 17 new two, three and four-bedroom units on an almost 3,500 square metre site.


The development’s quality design and build has added positively to the local community, and the roll-out of community development and place-making activities has effectively blended people and place. In recognition of this, Housing New Zealand has entered the development into the 2017 Property Council awards in the Urban Land Developments category.

The houses were architecturally designed by Monk Mackenzie and built by GJ Gardiner Homes.

To help create a sense of community in the newly formed neighbourhood, we have created a short film that shows how the Daventry Street site has been transformed over the past year. You can view The Making of Torea Place here.


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