Countdown’s Ponsonby supermarket was officially opened in June 2016 and was the company’s first premium store. The design aspiration for the project was to make it look and feel like it’s part of the existing street and characteristics of Ponsonby. Countdown Ponsonby was the first retailer to open in the $120 million, 14,000m2 Vinegar Lane and Cider development.
Vinegar Lane and the Cider building is a regeneration of a city block in Ponsonby Auckland comprising of 31 separate buildings around an intimate lane and private park and is New Zealand's first true mixed-use architectural precinct comprising terrace houses, apartments and commercial buildings in one neighborhood. Vinegar Lane is an inspiring, progressive concept for how a city can be redeveloped achieving density, diversity and quality. Built upon fee simple titles the underlying subdivision creates opportunity for New Zealand's cottage industry of investors, owner occupiers and small business builders alike. Architects for the full development include ASC Architects, WMNZ and a variety of others in Vinegar Lane.
- Natural Habitats Urban Land Development Property Award - Best In Category