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Leith Street Passive House Apartments

488 Leith Street, Dunedin North, Dunedin, New Zealand
488B Leith Street Dunedin Otago 9016 NZ

488 Leith Street is a low carbon, 19-unit, three storey walk-up apartment building built in the heart of Dunedin’s student precinct. The project was completed in August 2022 and is the first certified passive house apartment building in the country. The building’s primary structure (floors and intertenancy walls) are composed of cross laminated timber (CLT) panels. This construction method has benefits in terms of speed of construction, fire rating, acoustic performance and reduced thermal bridges. The windows are triple glazed uPVC tilt and turn windows. Each apartment is served by a dedicated mechanical ventilation unit with heat recovery.

Building type:
Multi-unit residential
Project phase:
Under construction
Certification type:
Passive House Classic
Year of construction:
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Team members

Business Role
Architype Architect/Designer
Stevenson & Williams Builders Contractor/Builder
Architype Passive House Designer/Consultant
Sustainable Engineering Passive House Certifier
GeoSolve Geotechnical Engineer
Engco Structural Engineer

Project suppliers

Suppliers Supplied products
XLam Cross Laminated Timber Supplier
Fantech Heat Recovery Ventilation
Eco Windows Windows