Te Ara
O Puanga

Mary Potter Hospice



  • Client: Mary Potter Hospice
  • Size: 6 Stories, 1995 m2
  • Opened: November 2021
  • Timber supplier & fabrications: Woodspan, Concision, Timberlab
  • Contruction: McKee Fehl

The Mary Potter Apartments (Te Ara o Puanga) is the brainchild of benefactor Mike O’Sullivan who wanted to set the charity up with an enduring form of financial security to offset its reliance on public donations. The 41-apartment development is tucked behind the existing Mary Potter Newtown facility on a small, steep, brown field site and presented many challenges in its design.

PTL lead the way within the design team for the use of mass timber and prefabrication applying our significant skills in this area to reduce noise, increase efficiency and slash on-site time.

The project is the only engineered timber framed development of its scale and type in Wellington and it incorporates a host of unique engineering features.