About Us


We challenged ourselves by asking why Auckland’s inner-city living couldn’t have the best of both worlds. Uber- cool living contrasted with an urban oasis, SugarTree is a unique, multi-faceted development that brings together apartments, retail, entertainment and workspace. It is a place for people to live, work, play and relax, set in the very heart of one of the Southern Hemisphere’s fastest growing cities.

An Expert Team

The successful team behind SugarTree Prima have come together again to bring you SugarTree Altro. Led by developers Wayne Allen, Darren Brown and The Lily Investment Group. SugarTree Altro harnesses the outstanding capabilities of leading companies such as Kalmar Construction, Babbage Consultants, Greenstone Group and WT Partnership to give you unparalleled confidence in the delivery of the Altro project.

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An Urban Oasis

SugarTree’s oasis spaces give you escape from the frenetic pace of a city lifestyle. Access the peace of being surrounded by lush, green foliage, the pure joy of feeling grass underfoot. SugarTree is centered around an immaculate courtyard – a landscaped area with stately trees and sculptural water features. Green spaces are scattered throughout the development, so you can find your favourite place – your very own secret garden.

Rooftop Lounge

Indulge in the rooftop views from your local café (within Altro) overlooking the harbour, the perfect way to start your morning. Access is exclusively for SugarTree residents, making it your own private haven.

Living In Style

Each apartment has been designed to maximise views and living space. Generous windows bathe the apartments in natural light by day and surround them in the city lights by night. North facing apartment’s captures premium harbour views while west facing balconies enjoy views of our SugarTree landscaped gardens – a unique find in the city.

Urban Village

SugarTree has embraced community living in such a central location offering more than a one dimensional development. Endless choices for guests and residents. SugarTree’s expert design will create a sophisticated urban community with retail on the ground level and apartments above. Boutique stores, bars, eateries and creative double stud height retail and commercial spaces with a central courtyard walkway from Union Street to Nelson Street. Amenities already include popular franchises such as Habitual Fix and Pepitos Spanish Tapas bar.

The Best of Both Worlds

SugarTree neatly bridges the fringe suburbs of Ponsonby, Grey Lynn and Freemans Bay with the hub of the inner city.  You’re at the very heart of it – but in a way that allows you to escape, pause and take a breath. Here, you can easily enjoy all that these neighbourhoods have to offer. Whether it’s joining friends down at the vibrant waterfront, stocking up on the latest in art and design at the Victoria Park Markets, treating yourself to the latest fashions in Ponsonby or going for a walk through Western Park, SugarTree puts you right at the heart of the best Auckland has to offer.



SugarTree grows through three development phases, from the planting of a tiny seed at the launch of the project, right through to an exciting, three building destination. Three buildings form a community of high-quality, freehold apartments around an urban enclave of specialty stores, boutique cafes, bars and eateries and creative work/live spaces.

A highly developed, expert approach to considered urban design will result in a secure, vibrant community located on the edge of Auckland’s CBD, while SugarTree’s building manager safeguards the development, giving residents 24/7 peace of mind.

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(Stage 1)


The creation of a micro-community is complete in the first stage. The Prima building encapsulates the greater SugarTree development, comprising of 148 one, two and three-bedroom apartments and 15 retail units, 7 with mezzanine floors and 8 without. The stone paved courtyard has discreet seating areas framed by beautiful landscaping and a central water feature.

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(Stage 2)

– Under Construction
View Centro Plans

The completion of the Centro building marks the second phase of development. Housing around 240 one, two and three-bedroom apartments as well as nineteen penthouses perched on levels 13 and 14.The development also includes commercial and retail shops on the ground floor, which overlook the central gardened areas. Generous underground parking facilities are completed in this stage.


(Stage 3)

– Late 2018*
View Altro Plans

Completing the SugarTree development, the third and final Altro building holds around 265 one, two and three-bedroom apartments, with additional ground floor retail and commercial units. Atop the Altro building will be an amazing rooftop gardened area, overlooking Auckland.
* Projected completion dates

Altro Plans


(Unit 1)

1 bedroom + Study Floor +1 Bathroom: Levels 1-12
Total of 50.1 sqm

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(Units 3 & 4, 20-23)

1 bedroom + Study Floor +1 Bathroom: Levels 1-12
Total of 50.1 sqm

Apt 3&4 L1-12

(Units 6 & 7)

1 bedroom + Study Floor +1 Bathroom: Levels 2-12
Area of 45.5 sqm
Balcony of 2.5sqm
Total of 48 sqm

Altro Apt 7 L2-12

(Units 9 &10)

1 bedroom & Study Floor + 1 Bathroom:  Levels 1-12
Area of 45.6 sqm
Balcony of 4.5sqm
Total of 50.1 sqm

Altro Apt 9&10 L1-12

(Units 15 &16)

1 bedroom & Study Floor + 1 Bathroom:  Levels 1-12
Area of 50.3 sqm
Balcony of 5sqm
Total of 55.3 sqm

Altro Apt 15&16 L1-11

(Unit 2a& 2b)

Dual Key 2 Bedroom +Study: Levels 1-12
Total of 86.5 sqm

(Unit 5)

2 bedroom + 2 bathroom : Levels 1-12
Area of 62.2 sqm
Balcony of 8.5 sqm
Total of 70.7 sqm

Altro Apt 5 L1-12

(Unit 14)

2 bedroom + 1 bathroom : Levels 1-12
Area of  60.4sqm
Balcony of 5.4 sqm
Total of 65.8 sqm

Altro Apt 14 L1-11




Retail Mezzanine

SugarTree’s commercial offering is a vital aspect of an exciting, vibrant community located on the edge of the city.  SugarTree is ideal for operators looking to take advantage of the quality location and the significant number of residents in SugarTree and surrounding areas, tapping into an urban market with a love for good food, wine and shopping. Provision for power, water and drainage will be made during construction, providing long term flexibility for wide range of business uses, from cafes to boutiques, bars to restaurants. Covenants apply to all commercial premises, which ensures that top quality fit-outs are completed. Signage and the presentation of frontages onto the lane will be of an extremely high standard and always in keeping with the SugarTree ethos. In the Prima building (Stage 1), there will be seven retail/commercial spaces with mezzanine floors and eight ground floor commercial units without.


Ground Floor Retail

The eight ground floor retail units are situated at the Western end of the Prima Building. They range from 29 to 78 square metres. One of the units is a designated cafe site which includes 39 square metres of outdoor seating. These retail spaces are well suited to a mix of food, retail, office and commercial uses, with quality tenants or investors sought for these spaces. These units will suit those businesses that desire a fantastic position in the heart of the exciting SugarTree development, along with those who seek a convenient and high quality retail option.


Retail Opportunities

The seven retail spaces at the Eastern end of the Prima Building have large six to seven metre stud heights fronting the lane. Inside each retail unit is a convenient mezzanine floor, providing tenants a huge range of possibilities – ranging from an upstairs seating area to a separate staff or managers office, various staff amenities, or even a store room for stock. Visit today to see our current tenants; Habitual Fix and Pepitos.


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Darren Brown

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