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Acacia Cove Retirement Village, Manurewa

Fat Parrot Architecture have been the architects for this project since its inception in 1998.

The village comprises 220 completed villas, comprising fourteen different designs, and a village community centre with a library and medical facilities. We have recently completed the addition of ten apartments and four new villas adjoining this village centre.

 wattle downs development proposal

With this design proposal we explored the possibility of a comprehensively planned, medium density housing project, complete with retirement village, school and other communal facilities on this peninsula.


30 Years 100% Kiwi Owned and Operated
Approachable, reliable, available and really nice to deal with. Accuracy with interpreting client's vision balanced with practicability,  whilst sticking to a budget.

-- Client survey respondent.

One of the great beauties of architecture is that each time, it is like life starting all over again

-- Renzo Piano

Architecture is really about well-being. I think that people want to feel good in a space… On the one hand it’s about shelter, but it’s also about pleasure

-- Zaha Hadid

New Zealand Registered Atrchitects New Zealand Institute of Architects Incorporated Lifemark North Harbour Business Association Orewa Medical Centre