A unique frame of mind. A stunning result in building.

A dynamic new apartment building in Wellington now provides a busy market with a stunning new choice for inner-city living. When an opportunity to supply balustrade and façade construction came across our desk there was one thing we knew for sure: we wanted to be in the frame.

Vicinity has become well known for their style and innovation when it comes to unique apartment projects in the capital city. The developers provided an eye-catching building with the Tattoo complex and an artistic result with their Canvas apartments. Now, with the arrival of Frame Apartments at 111 Molesworth Street, they’re continuing to lead the way in modern urban living.

Frame is one of the tallest apartment complexes in Wellington and, thanks in no small part to our balustrade and façade work, arguably its most attention grabbing and colourful.

At 18 floors high, with 54 apartments, the project required a high level of experience and capability from its construction partners. Arrow International arrived on the scene as part of an Early Contractor Involvement process in mid-2015 with a design-build contract. Working closely with Archaus Architects they put into place every process needed to deliver the big vision and small details of Frame.

Supplying aluminium balustrades, perforated sheet screens, window louvers and wind louver fins, we needed to ensure every millimetre of design fit safely and surely. Custom design and engineering was essential in to ensure all construction could take the extreme wind pressure 18 floors up.

We also needed to ensure everything could be packed up and sent off to arrive on site with perfect coordination.

“We love that Vicinity push the boundaries with their work,” says Urban Group Commercial Manager William Stewart. “They’re not content to deliver stock-standard buildings – which challenges us to go further in our work.”

“This project was special for a number of reasons, and the colourful and creative approach from Archaus Architects has helped add a stylish result to Wellington’s streets. Thanks to Archaus and Arrow International for involving us at an early stage to ensure we could meet the time… frame.”