Convent could answer developer’s prayer

The building with a floor area of 933sqm occupies a 1626sqm freehold high profile site a short distance from the popular Ponsonby Rd retail and entertainment strip.

“We are launching a marketing campaign centred on the building’s unique features, its historic facade, its strategic location,” Hargreaves says.

“The convent’s history on this site dates back to 1917, when Grey Lynn was still a relatively new district. The Sisters of St Joseph originally lived in a wooden convent building but this burned down at Easter of 1921.


The former St Joseph’s Convent is for sale at 454 Great North Rd, Grey Lynn.