Housing New Zealand continues to develop warm, dry and safe homes for tenants in the Wellington region.
This project delivered a mix of 109 social houses, affordable homes aimed at first home buyers and larger family homes.
For Housing New Zealand the project delivered 20 new homes. They are warm and modern and suit the needs of our tenants.
The redevelopment utilised existing amenities, such as the nearby health centre, schools and nearby shops to create a functional shared place with a real sense of community. The planning of the new homes included enhanced green spaces and improved links to transport.
Our development partner City Living (external link) is a local developer with a solid track record of successfully completing large scale and complex developments. We were looking for a partner who could demonstrate how their redevelopment approach would reflect a strong sense of community, and City Living are particularly innovative and strong in this area.
What social housing providers are going to be part of the project?
How many new house are there?
- Housing New Zealand – 20
- Social Housing – 13
- Private ownership – 76
The houses are predominantly single storey, with a mix of bedroom sizes, from 1 bedroom to 5 bedrooms.
For more information on the project please visit www.pomareredevelopment.co.nz (external link) .
Housing New Zealand has completed work on the refurbishment of the Centennial Flats in Adelaide Street, Berhampore.
The Centennial Flats complex is a significant building in New Zealand’s state housing history. Built in 1938 under renowned Government architect Gordon Wilson, these Category 1 heritage status buildings were the first multi-complex block of flats ever built in Wellington, and are an example of the International style of modernist architecture.
A $7 million refurbishment programme was completed in March 2016. The work included seismic strengthening, exterior painting and renovations to the complex’s 46 units.
All the refurbishment work kept with the complex’s original modernist architecture style.
As part of the refurbishment programme, Housing New Zealand partnered with Berhampore School and Wellington City Council to establish a community centre.
The Centre concept came about after the community told us that they wanted a gathering place for a range of activities.
The Centre space was first used for group activities for tenants when it was built in 1940, it then became a residential unit. It is great that we have been able to return it to its original use – a place where tenants and the wider community can meet each other, learn, play and enjoy.
We are excited to see the centre being used for a range of community activities, from exercise classes to movie nights. We are also looking to have support services run out of the centre, for example budgeting assistance and health services.
The community centre can be used by the community by applying to the centre coordinator, Merio Marsters. Merio can be contacted on email@example.com or 021 389 823.