Built for Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei, the project has a strong emphasis on providing affordable housing for their tribe on land that they bought back from the Crown in 1996.
The Kāinga Tuatahi housing project located on ancestral land at Bastion Point is nearing completion. The first stage of the project encompasses 30 medium density houses on a 40 acre site that will one day house around 3000 people.
60% of the families power needs will be provided by solar panels. The masterplan was designed by Boffa Miskell.
The masterplan designed by Boffa Miskell incorporates the cultural values of Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei into a contemporary design with health, wellbeing and the community being key themes for the development.
The houses are triplexes, a mix of two, three and four bedrooms.
Challenges arose from installing tonnes of tall, narrow precast panels on top of a hill in the middle of winter.
To combat this we pulled in more resources when it was fine to get the concrete work done so that once we were out of the ground it wasn’t such a problem to carry on with things