"For Auckland" - Ockham's 10th Birthday Declaration
Five years ago we shared our inaugural Ockham mission statement, a declaration of what we stood for and what we hoped to achieve for Auckland. Tonight, at our 10th birthday celebration, we’ve revisited – refined, zhushed, simplifed! – that 2014 statement of intent.
Our vision for Auckland is unashamedly ambitious: we want our buildings to be as beautiful as the landscapes they sit within. This is a stunning city – we have a subtropical rainforest on our doorstep, the vast, wild, wondrous West Coast beaches just beyond. There’s the extraordinary beauty of the Hauraki Gulf and its 50 islands, then the city itself built among 50 maunga, the volcanic sentinels that centre you wherever you are.
And so we set out to make buildings which deserve to belong here. We want to leave a legacy to the city – elegant, enduring buildings that people like to look at, long to touch, love to live in. We seek to lead by example: we hope other developers will also look long-term, start seeing housing as infrastructure, the building blocks of community – and not merely as fields in an Excel spreadsheet.
We love Auckland. It’s really that simple, and perhaps a future mission statement will be pared back to these three words (less is more and all that). But for now, there's a bit more that needs to be said: we have a responsibility to ensure that all our people, all Aucklanders, can make the most of their lives in this glorious place. Find the good life for themselves and their whānau.
But enough of the preamble (and drum roll please)...
Ockham Residential's Mission Statement
"To make beautiful buildings that people love to live in, homes that honour this dynamic Pacific city, stand the test of time, inspire others – and bring an awesome Auckland lifestyle to as many people and communities as we can."