Senior housing scheme supports regeneration of Avondale town centre
Kāinga Ora – Homes and Communities, the crown agency tasked with transforming housing and urban development in New Zealand, has lodged a resource consent application for a significant housing project in the West Auckland suburb of Avondale.
The development has been specifically designed to meet the health, social, and wellbeing needs of aging state housing tenants. With four buildings for senior tenants and one building for the private housing market, Highbury Triangle will accommodate 236 apartments as well as community spaces and commercial space along Great North Road. A new lane running from Tait Park in the east to Great North Road in the west will establish a publicly accessible link through the site and connect the individual buildings to each other and the neighbourhood. Landscaped courtyards, staggered building positioning and varying building heights form an undulating northern edge. The courtyards, together with the new lane, create a variety of open spaces for residents and foster a welcoming and social outdoor environment.
“The development, which borders the town centre, is ideal for this sort of smart, compact design,” says Deputy Chief Executive Construction and Innovation Patrick Dougherty. “What’s more, it complements Eke Panuku Development Auckland’s plans to regenerate central Avondale.”
Eke Panuku Development’s Priority Location Director (West) John Carter agrees, “Highbury Triangle will provide quality, affordable housing options and forms part of the joined-up approach to regeneration being undertaken by Kāinga Ora and Eke Panuku.