The James is centrally located with access to northern, western and southern motorways only 3 minutes drive away. The CBD is an 8 minute drive away, whilst Auckland International Airport is only 25 minutes drive away.
Mercy, Starship and Auckland Hospitals are walking distance from the building. The University of Auckland Newmarket Campus is directly across the road, and the University of Auckland Medical School is within walking distance. The thriving hub of Newmarket offers cinemas, gyms, boutique retail, and the business centre of Carlton Gore Road.
Yes. The James has been designed with security in mind. Swipe card access is required to enter the building and activate the lift enabling individual owners to access their floor level plus garage and the storage levels. Each apartment and allocated storeroom will have their own individual keyed access. A separate intercom system links individual apartments with the entry.
A fire detection system and alarm system protects all apartments and common areas.
The building is fully sprinklered.
Yes. All apartments are pre-wired for internet connections and include telephone and data connection points. All apartments are individually reticulated for electric power and feature LED lighting.
Yes. All apartments are fully fitted with thermostat controlled, ducted air-conditioning systems throughout. This allows heating or cooling as you desire. Bathrooms, kitchens and laundries are fitted with extraction systems.
Yes. The entire building has been assessed and approved by a leading acoustic engineer to ensure a high standard of soundproofing. All of the glass in the building is double- glazed for sound and heat insulation. Walls between the apartments have double layered noise line gib, as well as insulation inside the wall for further soundproofing.
To secure an apartment in order to carry out due diligence, a security deposit of $5,000 per unit is required. In order to purchase a residence in The James, a deposit of 10% is required. The security deposit will be applied against the deposit. The deposits will be held secure in a trust account. Please contact one of our licensed Real Estate Agents to discuss this further.
Yes. Each residence will have a locked letterbox located at the entrance to the building.
The James provides 9 bicycle stands, and a dedicated scooter room for up to 10 scooters. Use of these parking areas will require registration with the building manager.
Yes. There is a bus stop directly outside the building, and Grafton Train station and bus stops are just across the road. Newmarket train station and buses on Broadway are an 8 minute walk away.
Yes. Cats and small dogs are allowed in The James. For more details, please refer to the Draft Body Corporate Rules.
Yes. The James will be constructed according to the latest New Zealand Building Code and structural design specification which provide for buildings to be seismically sound. The design and structure has been overseen by an experienced, qualified team of leading structural engineers. When completed, The James will have a seismic rating of over 100%.
Construction will begin around June 2016 and continue for a duration of approximately 18 months. Practical completion is estimated for October/November 2017. As strong pre-sales for this development are anticipated, the developer reserves the right to move the dates forward and start construction early. The development team will provide purchasers with regular updates as to the progression of construction.
No. The cost of GST for the residential apartments is borne by the developer. The price for the apartment includes GST.
Yes. Each apartment comes with its own storage room. This will vary generally according to the size of the residence. The storage rooms are located on the mezzanine floor above the carparking level and are accessible by both egress stair and lift.
In some cases, changes in legislation or requirements by Local Territorial Authorities may require the developer to make variations to the plans, or substitutions to materials if those specified are not available. Should substitutions be made then a material of a similar or better quality will be used.
There are 17 car parks located on the carparking level within the building.
The James is comprised of 29 residential apartments and 2 retail spaces on the ground floor.
The Body Corporate is governed by the Body Corporate Rules. A draft copy of these rules is available upon request, and will be supplied to you as part of your purchase package of an apartment. A number of owners will be elected to the Body Corporate to represent the owners. All owners of both residential and retail units will be entitled to attend Body Corporate meetings.
The Body Corporate is in charge of administration and general maintenance of The James. The Body Corporate ensures general maintenance of the building exterior, roof, common areas, lift, and the car park. The Body Corporate will take care of obtaining an annual building warrant of fitness for the entire building.
The Body Corporate will ensure a Building Manager is appointed. The Building Manager will oversee the day to day running of the building and services. The Building Manager will oversee the carpark and common areas. Owners will be responsible for the management of their individual units.
Yes. The James is a Freehold, Strata Titled Unit Development. This means that you will not be required to pay any ground rent as in a Leasehold development. Body Corporate fees, and rates will be payable as usual.