Oceania’s brand-new luxury aged care and retirement living offering in the heart of St Heliers comprises 79 independent living apartments and 32 care residences, together with exceptional wellbeing amenities including a restaurant, gym and wellness centre, indoor swimming pool and spa, boutique cinema, wine library and beauty salon.




St Heliers, Auckland

Completion Date

June 2023

The development has been designed as three wings connected along the northern ridgeline of the Whakamuhu volcanic crater. All wellbeing amenities are centrally located with the carefully curated residents’ lounge opening out onto a north-facing courtyard affording panoramic views over Glover Park toward Rangitoto and the Auckland CBD to the west.

The building’s form maximises daylight into the apartments, while allowing viewshafts in all directions. The height is stepped down to follow the natural contours of the site and is expressed at the street frontage as a raised two-storey residence, complementing the scale and density of its neighbours.

Architectural sketch of The Helier retirement living and aged care complex

An exterior palette of textured Italian porcelain tiles combined with locally sourced bronze-anodised weatherboards and rendered concrete finish have been selected for their warm, natural and rich qualities, reflecting the fabric of the surrounding neighbourhood. All balconies have been designed as fully glazed winter gardens to allow year-round use with openable roofs to the upper-level apartments.