Property Council Awards 2019
Excellence Award for Creating Communities at Property Industry Awards 2019
Creating Communities Limited (CCL) is incredibly proud to announce that its work on the Northern Glen Innes project has been recognised and rewarded with an Excellence Award at this year’s Property Council New Zealand Rider Levett Bucknall Property Industry Awards. This annual event, held last Friday at a gala dinner at Spark Arena, was attended by 1,400 industry professionals and dignitaries, and celebrates the very best projects from around the whole of New Zealand across twelve categories.
Receiving the Excellence Award in the hotly contested Housing New Zealand Multi-Unit Residential Property category, CCL Director Matt Currie said “The staff, directors and shareholders of Creating Communities are incredibly proud of their recent NZ Property Council award for Excellence in delivering Multi Unit Residential Housing."
"When our project commenced we set out to help Glen Innes achieve its potential as a vibrant and desirable place to call home. Eight years on, and as we near completion, we believe that we have done our bit to help make Glen Innes a great place to live."
"By the time we are finished our project next year we will have delivered 340 high quality, architecturally designed, social, affordable and market homes to both existing residents and new arrivals. We would like to thank the local community, our partners and all those who have worked with us and contributed along the way for the part they have played in this great success story.”
Conceived by Housing New Zealand Corporation, Northern Glen Innes is a brownfield redevelopment of 8.75 hectares of land distributed across 35 sites in Auckland's east.
Creating Communities was chosen as the private partner to develop 78 state houses, 39 affordable homes, and as many additional private homes as could be economically consented. Its challenge was to build new homes that would make a bold statement about the future of the community in which they are sited, while being sympathetic to the existing culture and history. One of the unique aspects of this new development is that it was built along the lines of a 'blind tenure' mode, whereby the social and private housing is interspersed, using similar typology and materiality to integrate Housing New Zealand properties and private homes.
Judges’ Comment: “The architects were cognisant of ensuring every house received maximum sunlight, that living areas have a private aspect, and that proportions are well-considered and as generous as possible. They also developed a very efficient, open-plan approach that allows occupants to choose how they utilise their spaces, depending on individual needs.”
To read the full story about the project click here.
For further information, or to arrange an interview with CCL, please contact Marcel Van Drongelen at Marcel@creatingcommunities.co.nz, or call 020 404 81173
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