Ockham Residential

Our Philosophy

We love Auckland.

We’re hopelessly biased – of course – but believe Tāmaki Makaurau is one of the world’s loveliest cities. We have a subtropical rainforest on our doorstep, the wild, wondrous West Coast beaches just beyond. The extraordinary beauty of the Hauraki Gulf and its 50 islands, then the city itself built among 50 maunga, the volcanic sentinels which centre you wherever you are.

We strive to make buildings as beautiful as the landscapes they sit within. We call ourselves 'urban regenerators' – we want to play our part in making the new Auckland work, without losing the charm of the old. We look long-term: we see housing as infrastructure – the building blocks of community.

And building community is at the core of what we do. Outside bricks and mortar, we contribute in many ways: we are the lead sponsor of Objectspace and the Ockham New Zealand Book Awards; we also fund the Ockham Collective and Bridget Williams Books’ Texts Collection (among other initiatives). But we’re best known for our elegant and enduring buildings. Buildings for Auckland.

We’ve finished 12 developments so far, won plenty of plaudits. But we have heaps still to do. Our mission in a single (admittedly long!) sentence:

"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."