A fresh approach to inner city state housing begins

In a previous issue we shared a story about one of our oldest heritage buildings in Auckland CBD getting a brand new roof.

Located right next door to this building is Housing New Zealand’s largest multi-storey, tenanted building, known by tenants, staff and contractors as ‘139 Greys’.

139 Greys Avenue was built in 1957 and is a nine-storey, 87-unit block on a 3,918 square metre site. A Housing New Zealand office is also located on the ground floor, where frontline staff are based.

The block is nearing the end of its life and no longer meets the needs of many tenants or the wider community. So until May 2018, Housing New Zealand will be engaging with tenants, neighbours, partners and service providers about redeveloping it.

These conversations will include discussions about what will replace 139 Greys, from both a design and build aspect, as well as discussions around a fresh approach to inner city living that could include wrap-around services to support tenants with various needs to live in the community.

Keep an eye out for regular updates on this major project in upcoming issues of Contractor Connect.

Greys Avenue

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