Work is underway on the development of the Marlborough Precinct, a waterside site that will one day offer buyers everything from apartments to standalone houses.

Winton Partners was last year named the developer of Marlborough Precinct, the area around Marlborough Oval that stretches between Jimmy’s Point, Catalina Bay and the seaplane hangar on Launch Road.

HLC has since started enabling work on the site which is expected to continue for the next few months. Once complete, Winton Partners will commence its own civil works, including developing a lookout at Jimmy’s Point.

Meanwhile, the four existing former Officers’ houses overlooking the water are being refurbished with the help of specialist heritage architects, Origin Consultants. The houses are being subdivided in their current form but with new heritage-designed garages built and landscaping, including the addition of driveways and gardens.

Construction in the precinct is expected to start in late 2018.

Meanwhile, the adjacent Airfields Precinct is also progressing.

Key infrastructure projects, including access roads and stormwater ponds, are now complete on the 20 hectare site, which is owned by Auckland Council and under development by Panuku Development Auckland. Road names have been confirmed and bulk earthworks to support construction are underway.

In the next few months AVJennings will start to deliver 102 standalone and terrace homes as part of Stage One of the development, with Avanda Group recently being appointed as the developer for Stage Two. Avanda will be delivering more than 500 new homes and, alongside AVJennings, has committed to providing a minimum 10% as affordable housing.