Mary Potter

The Project

Mary Potter Hospice have developed this appartement block called Te Ara o Puanga, adjacent to their In Patient facility in Newtown, Wellington. It is a 6 story building which includes 41 units – including 29 furnished studios, eight one bedroom apartments and four two bedroom apartments. The rental income from the apartments will help to fund Mary Potter Hospice services into the future and will provide a stable and reliable revenue stream for the Hospice.

There is more information relating to this project at the websites below.


The Challenge

This brownfields site was quite small and steep, presenting a number of challenges to both the design and build teams. Due to the close proximity, and sensitivity of neighbours, it was imperative that the build went as fast as possible, with minimal noise and traffic impact on the local community.

The Solution

PLT was one of a number of offsite manufactured components that were utilised on this project. Our panels were able to be delivered on a 6m flatdeck truck, which made traffic management and site access much easier. The panels were installed quickly and (comparatively) quietly, which was important for the surrounding neighbours. Overall our mass timber panels contributed towards a high-quality, cost effective and sustainable building.




Adventure Whare

An award winning A-Frame alpine chalet in Canterbury

Industrial Units and Offices in Hobsonville

Completed in Hobsonville, Auckland, this project consists of light industrial units with mezzanine floors. We supplied mass timber panels in visual grade.

A PLT Prototype House

Working with BOON, Chris Bell Construction and BTW Engineers, we supplied PLT panelling and glulam posts for a new prototype house in New Plymouth.

Green School NZ

The Green School NZ is an innovative and award winning piece of architecture in rural Taranaki, hosting an inspiring learning environment.

“If we have small units requiring mezzanines we would definitely have Woodspan involved. It takes out painting and fire considerations and is good from a building, value and engineering perspective. PLT ticks all the boxes.”


Barend Davis, Macrennie Construction – Auckland, New Zealand

“It was our first PLT install and it went super well. I hope to see more of this in the future“


Cameron Duffy – Site Supervisor, Pepper Construction – Taranaki, New Zealand