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28 Jul 2021

‘Caswell’ and ‘Puckey’ retirement apartments nearing completion

New independent living units honour significant names in the Foundation’s development

Despite the intermittent lockdowns and general disruption caused by the pandemic this year, two new independent living apartment buildings at Selwyn Village are now nearing completion.

The three-storey buildings are to be known respectively as the ‘Caswell Apartments’ and the ‘Puckey Apartments’ in honour of those who have played a significant role in the Foundation’s development over the years. 

The Caswell Apartments are named in recognition of Canon Caswell who, as Auckland City Missioner, was one of the founding fathers of Selwyn Village and The Selwyn Foundation. Canon Caswell was pioneering in his vision to provide care and support for older people of limited means and played a pivotal role in developing the Foundation’s range of services for the benefit of seniors and those who were most vulnerable. As the new building will be located on the site of the former Caswell House rest home, it’s particularly fitting that this venerable name will be preserved and linked in perpetuity with this exact location.

The Puckey Apartments are named in honour of Gertrude Puckey who was a substantial benefactor of the Foundation. Following her bequest in 1970, the Puckey Christ’s Endowment fund was established to meet the ever-increasing costs of running the village’s Christ’s Hospital at the time. Fifty years on, the Puckey Fund’s ongoing contributions have significantly improved many people’s quality of life, and we continue to be most grateful for Gertrude’s generous bequest.     

The Caswell Apartments will offer 35 two- and three-bedroom units, whilst the Puckey Apartments will comprise 32 two-bedroom apartments. Both residences will also feature a large communal lounge with fully-fitted kitchen for residents’ social events and entertaining and will be served by a full underground carpark.

When completed in late 2021, these stylish and generously sized apartments on the waterfront will be a significant and attractive addition to our Selwyn Village community.

For more information on the new apartments, visit https://www.selwynfoundation.org.nz/promotions/caswell-and-puckey-apartments/ or call our Sales team to arrange a viewing: phone Anne on 021 223 6563 or Rex on 021 863 359.

Designed by award-winning architectural firm, Archimedia, the Caswell and Puckey Apartments (on the left and right respectively) sit side-by-side and are connected by a landscaped plaza, with many of the apartments enjoying sweeping views of the Waitematā Harbour.
Interior view of an apartment within the new Caswell building.