Medium-density housing is a major growth area in New Zealand urban development. As housing density intensifies it is important that design quality improves. This case study is one of three medium-density housing case studies developed by the Ministry for the Environment to support the New Zealand Urban Design Protocol. It presents a successful design solution and provides an insight into how the developer and council undertook the design and consent process, and how the occupants perceive the development. Together the three case studies provide a range of examples of building typologies from different urban centres.