Development company brings experience to Northern Glen Innes redevelopment
Housing New Zealand has named a group of three experienced development companies, Creating Communities, as the partner for the Northern Glen Innes redevelopment project.
The Creating Communities group is made up of Arrow International, Hopper Developments and Southside Group which joined forces to deliver upon Housing New Zealand’s redevelopment plans for the area.
“We are very pleased to confirm Creating Communities as our partner for this key project,” says Sean Bignell, General Manager Asset Development, Housing New Zealand.
“The group has the capability to make the vision for the project come to life. Over the next six months we will be working closely together to progress the project.
“The Northern Glen Innes redevelopment project will help meet demand for more affordable housing options, as demand continues to rise across both Auckland and New Zealand.”
The announcement paves the way for the physical redevelopment work to begin by mid-2013.
“We are looking forward to working with Housing New Zealand and the local community to get this exciting redevelopment project off the ground,” says Murdoch Dryden, a director of Creating Communities.
Housing New Zealand will keep its tenants and the community informed as the project progresses. All of those tenants who will be affected by the redevelopment have been informed and supported by Housing New Zealand staff.
“Those tenants who have already been relocated have all moved to an area of their choice, including Glen Innes. The remaining tenants will also be moved to locations that suit them, including being close to schools, work and community networks,” says Mr Bignell.
Mr Bignell adds there is still some work to be done before construction begins, so tenants can remain in their houses until the implementation stage. They will be given plenty of notice and support when it is time for them to relocate.
Meanwhile, 40 houses within the Northern Glen Innes area have been modernised to create warmer, drier homes for tenants. A further 276 exterior upgrades to state rental houses across Tamaki have been done by Housing New Zealand.
“This is all part of our work towards improving the area for those who live in our houses, and for their neighbours,” says Mr Bignell.