A new neighbourhood to call home

McLennan is a new community-focused development being built between the open spaces and recreational parks of Papakura and Takanini.

Meeting the demand for quality, affordable housing in Auckland’s thriving south east, McLennan will feature over 600 architecturally-designed homes, expertly master planned to create a thriving neighbourhood.

Variations in home size, design, type, materials and colour will not only cater for a wide mix of family sizes and budgets, but create an architecturally appealing environment. Combining sustainable, energy-efficient design with a focus on neighbourhood interaction, McLennan is a very modern development, but one built on trusted, age-old values.

KiwiBuild at McLennan

On 28 April the Government announced the first KiwiBuild homes under construction at the McLennan development in Papakura, Auckland.

Thirty KiwiBuild homes are being built at McLennan. Eighteen of these homes are expected to be completed by the end of August 2018, with the remainder completed by the end of the year.

The KiwiBuild homes that are being built at McLennan are standalone dwellings, with an expected price of $499,000 for a two-bedroom home, $579,000 for a three-bedroom home and $649,000 for a four-bedroom home.

Further information visit http://www.mbie.govt.nz/info-services/kiwibuild

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Our homes

McLennan features a range of homes that have been designed to attract a mix of families to the community. Sizes range from two to five bedroom homes, available in duplex, stand-alone, single or double storey designs.

To create more opportunities for first home buyers in the Auckland market, the development also includes 90 homes, available to purchasers who qualify under the Government’s HomeStart grant.

All homes at McLennan have either north or north-west facing outdoor spaces to make the most of natural light and heat. And while all homes share the same attention to detail and quality, and are double-glazed and insulated to ensure maximum energy efficiency, variety is provided by materials, colour palettes, size, form and landscaping.

With this range of sizes, floor plans and designs, there is sure to be a home at McLennan that suits you and your family. 

Take a virtual tour

To experience our homes take a virtual tour of two and four bedroom homes currently for sale at McLennan.


A great neighbourhood deserve great owners who fit right in the community. If you’d like to find out more download our McLennan brochure or view the properties at Barfoot and Thompson.

Our stories

There’s more to McLennan than the house you live in, it’s a community focused development. All homes, streets, parks and gardens have been beautifully designed to help make your house a home.

McLennan is being built alongside open spaces and recreational parks of Papakura and Takanini. It’s where town meets country; where life meets leisure.

The current residences love McLennan; take a look at some of their testimonials.

Our area - A true meeting place

McLennan is not just where Papakura meets Takanini. Within the Auckland metropolitan boundary but on the doorstep of Clevedon and the Hunua Ranges, McLennan is literally where town meets country; where life meets leisure.

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Bruce Pulman Park

Bruce Pulman Park

A unique international sports, recreation and events facility, Bruce Pulman Park incorporates indoor and outdoor facilities for a huge range of sports over 64ha of meticulously maintained grounds.

Massey Park Pool

Massey Park Pool

The premier aquatic centre in South Auckland offers After School Care, Kids Holiday Programmes and a range of lap pools, a wave pool, spa, sauna and more.



Recently named top retail development by the Property Council of New Zealand, Takanini Village is just down the road. A selection of main street shopping and supermarkets are also available close by, while the malls of Manukau City and Botany are only 20



McLennan puts you in the perfect place to enjoy a walk of any kind. Whether hiking to Hunua Falls in Auckland’s largest native forest, or just ambling around the Pahurehure Estuary, Mclennan is the perfect starting place to enjoy South Auckland’s natural



Between Papakura, Takanini Village and Pukekohe there’s a wide range of cafés, bars and restaurants to choose from - while slightly further afield, there are the Clevedon markets and cafés and the celebrated Bracu restaurant.



Papakura has plenty of options for schooling. Papakura Normal is within walking distance, and there are two high schools nearby, with a third planned adjacent to McLennan.

Master plan

There’s more to a home than just the house you live in. The houses around you, the lanes, the streets, the parks and the gardens - collectively these are the elements that make a house a home, and let the homes make a great neighbourhood.

Homes at McLennan will be located around beautifully landscaped laneways, designed to slow traffic and make stepping outside your front door safer, quieter and friendlier. The addition of small ‘pocket’ parks will not only provide access to green space and safe play areas for kids, but also enhance the walkways that connect the wider neighbourhood.

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About the project

Housing New Zealand has provided the infrastructure for the McLennan project and in conjunction with Studio Pacific Architecture and Development Advisory Services devised a master plan that is focused on fostering a thriving, safe, sustainable community.

With homes being developed in stages, over several years by selected build partners, purchasers can buy directly from their preferred builder in a specific part of the development or at a particular time.

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Civil Construction Contractor

Our history

The McLennan name has been part of Papakura’s history since the mid 19th century, when three farming brothers, Donald, Ewan and Duncan, arrived here from Scotland. Each purchased neighbouring plots of what was essentially then just scrubland, characterised by the fallen Kauri tree swamps that would in time give rise to the local gum trade along Porchester Road.

Donald and Ewan would pass away within a few years of settling, leaving Duncan to embrace the responsibility of managing the collective, large land holding. At their farmhouse, Fernaig, Duncan, his wife Anne Walker and later one of his sons E.D. would become as renowned for their hospitality as their agricultural know-how. Indeed, it was said that “there was always a bed and a place at the table at the McLennans”.

This land remained under the ownership of the McLennan family for almost a century until it was acquired by the NZ Defence force on the eve of World War 2. The Papakura camp would remain integral to the country’s military operations until the early 1990s – and this more recent history is recognised in the local street names. 

The McLennans were by no means the area’s first residents. There is archaeological evidence of extensive settlement close to the Pahurehure inlet dating back to the mid 1300s. Many iwi share ancestry to the area, and retain strong and important cultural ties to the land to this day. The Pukekiwiriki Pa, or Red Hill, remains of particular cultural significance.

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Our history

Real estate contact details

Contact Info

Kevin Coppins 

Mobile: 021 047 4111 
Email: k.coppins@barfoot.co.nz


Steven Singh

Mobile: 027 458 5277
Email: steven.singh@mikepero.com


Sunny Gumber

Mobile: 021 113 9130
Email: sunny@mikepero.com