We challenged ourselves by asking why Auckland’s inner city living couldn’t have the best of both worlds. Our vision? Uber-cool living full of the city’s buzz, contrasted with an urban oasis, offering respite and relaxation.
It was at this point that the seeds for SugarTree were planted.
A unique, multi- faceted development that carefully brings together apartments, retail, entertainment and workspace – it’s a place that is more than the sum of its parts. Exciting, modern and unique, SugarTree is a place for people to live, work, play and relax – in the very heart of one of the Southern Hemisphere’s fastest growing cities.
A handpicked group of experts operating as Lily Nelson Limited Partnership have collaborated in the development of SugarTree.
The team is headed by Wayne Allen, a highly experienced, Auckland developer with many successful projects complete and others underway. Allen is assisted by Darren Brown who has a background in senior management, property, business and property finance.
The remaining partners are a group of established off-shore investors who have a large and diverse folio of construction and commercial ventures around the world. With their various business backgrounds, financial backing and property development expertise, they bring a wealth of experience and capability to this project.
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.
Ultra-cool bars, sophisticated restaurants, luxe cocktail lounges and cosy cafes – SugarTree has an infectious vibe that brings you back for more. From an early morning caffeine hit to an after work glass of wine, SugarTree caters to your every appetite.
Restaurants serve up fresh, exciting local cuisine, while vibrant boutiques purvey the latest and greatest in fashion, design and art. Busy, bustling and buzzing with energy, SugarTree is the place to be.
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.
Set high at the edge of the city, SugarTree offers sea views spanning the inner harbour through to Auckland’s iconic Harbour Bridge. You’ll never tire of the invigorating view – it constantly seduces night and day.
Hidden away at the top of building Altro, is a magical rooftop garden. The spacious yet intimate area lined with trees and plants affords incredible views across the harbour. What better place to relax, spend time with friends and family, enjoy a glass of wine, picnic or read a book.
Generous windows bathe the apartments in natural light by day and surround them in the city lights by night. Some balconies afford sea views while others look down upon SugarTree’s courtyards and mesmerising tree lights.
Sophisticated finishes and high quality fittings complement your taste. European appliances and a mixture of stone and stainless steel bench-tops are incorporated into the kitchens; while bedrooms are well proportioned and home to ample wardrobe space, making them more than just a place to sleep. The apartments are a place you will call home and feel immensely proud of.
These spacious, architecturally designed apartments are carefully considered and flow together to maximise space, light and privacy – whether you choose a one, two or three-bedroom apartment.
The 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 in 2016*.
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.
At its heart sits our magical SugarTree – handcrafted to symbolise the ethos of the unique urban oasis.
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.
The completion of the Centro building marks the second phase of development.
Housing around 240 one, two and three-bedroom apartments as well as 8 exclusive one + two level penthouses, overlooking everything the CBD has to offer. 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.
Completing the SugarTree development, the third and final Altro building holds around 220 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
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.
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.
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.
Capture the soul of inner city living with our eight unique penthouses. With every angle of Auckland covered, you have the pick of the city and harbour views. Which one is for you? With boutiques, cafes, bars and restaurants at your doorstep and Ponsonby, the Viaduct, CBD and Victoria Quarter just a short stroll away, your SugarTree Penthouse will be something you will look forward to coming home to and the perfect base for your urban life.
Exclusive, modern and luxuriously appointed, SugarTree’s eight unique penthouse apartments provide the ultimate blend of inner city chic with spacious living. Perched high above the city, you’ll enjoy expansive views from large decks and grand living spaces. Surrounded by water, greenery, light, space and the distant buzz of the city, SugarTree is an unparalleled place to live, work, play and relax.