Ockham Residential


845 New North Road, Mt Albert

Welcome to Modal

Welcome to our magnificent new building, Modal, in Mt Albert. You may have seen it: it’s that shimmering black brick building at the apex of Asquith Ave and New North Road, the one that looks a little like the Flatiron in New York. 

Modal is an all-rental development from Ockham – 32 apartments that we hope residents will make their home for years to come. Our minimum lease is one year, but if you want longer, that’s no problem.

Because this is a long-term thing for us. We want to offer our residents the security to make their home at Modal so they can plan ahead, look to the future, lock in schools etc. We want to play our part in shifting the rental market to something closer to the European experience. Aucklanders deserve this. Good quality homes, close to train stations and on major bus routes – and within easy cycle range of the city.

And that’s why we’ve chosen Mt Albert. Perfectly placed for public transport, Modal is on the bus-heavy New North Road and just a few hundred metres from both the Baldwin Ave and the Mt Albert Train stations. It’s also just 5km from the CBD, admittedly up a bit of a hill (though it’s a quick whiz home).

Five reasons to live at Modal  

Community. Our buildings are centred around their communities. That’s why we place such emphasis on the residents’ shared areas. Modal’s rooftop residents’ lounge and balcony offers conviviality, community – and the best views in the house.

Quality. Modal is built to last – a brick and mortar building that is both stylish and enduring. Double-glazed throughout, Modal is warm, quiet and homely.

Connection. Baldwin Ave and Mt Albert train stations are just five minutes away. You have a bus stop on your doorstep.

Location. There’s a stateliness about Mt Albert, befitting its status as Auckland’s second oldest suburb. Yet it boasts one of the city’s most vibrant and diverse main streets. Little wonder The Spinoff declared it was the best suburb in Auckland.  

The little things. We don’t skimp on the fit-out. Modal apartments come with a full F&P appliance set including a fridge-freezer, dishwasher, induction cooktop, rangehood and oven. There’s a heat pump and decent-sized combo washer/dryer. And the bathroom’s elegant, understated featuring a stainless steel shower with frameless glass shower screen.

Interested in living at Modal? Drop Des Ryder a line at or call him on 027 422 2334.

Our Philosophy

We see housing as infrastructure. That allows us to consider the long-term outcomes of development rather than just focus on the short-term bottom line.

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