The Ockham


A good example of a low-rise apartment building that responds to a prominent corner site within a character area, demonstrates excellent building design and creates a well articulated edge to the street.

Project Summary

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Ockham Building is an L-shaped apartment building providing a mix of small to medium-sized apartments. The configuration of the building has been designed to address the two street boundaries of the site. The apartments overlook an internal west-facing courtyard and have been designed to maximise natural ventilation and lighting.

The development sits on the corner of Rossmay Terrace and Sandringham Road. The immediate vicinity of Rossmay Terrace is a residential street and contains mostly older detached houses.

Sandringham Road is a busy, city-fringe street with residential and commercial properties. The site is opposite the Eden Park Stadium.

The site has a slight slope towards the northwest with approximately a two metre of fall over the site. The 25 apartments are arranged over four floors with a mix of one and two bedroom apartments.

The building has been considerately massed to provide a compatible scale to the street and residential neighbours. Recycled railway sleepers and embossed concrete panels are a feature of the building frontages.