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A site that has been vacant for 15 years has been purchased to support the regeneration of Avondale’s town centre. Read more.

Panuku Development Auckland and Ockham Residential celebrate the first milestone at 24-26 Racecourse Parade .

The Set development at 24-26 Racecourse Parade will consist of three buildings – two three-level walk-ups and one five-level – together providing 72 new apartments.  Building consents for the foundation have been granted with the ground breaking ceremony in September 2016.

The development will be a great example of well-designed medium to high density housing to help meet the requirements of the area and trigger further regeneration in the neighbourhood.

The site is the former home to the Suburbs Rugby Club and was taken to the market early last year by Panuku Development Auckland after a period of due diligence and engagement with the local community and the Whau Local Board.

Ockham Residential was appointed as the developer partner late last year and has since devised a masterplan that will see up to 72 homes being built, spread over three separate buildings, on the 3498m2 site. Two of the buildings will consist of three level walk-up masonry homes and a third, boutique six-level apartment building with prime views over the Avondale Racecourse.

Panuku Development Director Allan Young says the development is a great example of supporting the demand for housing through the quality redevelopment of urban locations.

“It is already attracting strong interest from buyers due to Ockham’s reputation for quality design and built apartments in the city fringe. This demonstrates the value of Panuku working together with the local board to enable developers to deliver at pace.

 “The outcome will be an increase in residents in the town centre, offering an added vibrancy and the potential to act as the perfect catalyst for further regeneration of the area.”

Construction is expected to be completed by mid to late 2017.

What will it look like?

A masterplan has been developed for this brownfield site, which includes a mix of housing types, with the potential to include one, two or three bedroom units.

The property borders the Avondale Reserve and there are plans for a community and recreational centre and carpark to be constructed near the development.

Provision for generous footpaths will make it easy to get around by foot, and the location is close to Avondale’s good public transport linkages and improvements that are being made to the nearby motorway network.

A lot of behind the scenes work such as community consultation, landscaping and groundworks has already been completed by Panuku, meaning the site is ready to go and can be developed quickly.

The role of Panuku

Avondale is designated a priority area for regeneration and developments such as Racecourse Parade demonstrate the potential of brownfield sites to deliver quality new housing at pace.

Aspects of the Racecourse Parade development also align with community aspirations outlined in both the Auckland Plan and the Whau Local Board Plan such as superb housing development in the Whau. This development will play a key role for the ongoing regeneration of Avondale town centre which will benefit the local community.

Panuku has overseen the sales process of the land and has been responsible for bringing the site to market. We’ve also worked closely with the council’s Housing Project Office (HPO) to establish the site as a SHA.

We will continue to work with Ockham Residential and liaise with the Whau Local Board to help keep the local community informed as development progresses.

1 Trent St, Avondale will provide 33 new homes and a new Council Reserve.

The NZ Housing Foundation development at 1 Trent St, Avondale is sited on what was once one of Avondale’s original homesteads. The site has Resource Consent for a neighbourhood of 33 new homes on 6300m2 of land and the creation of a new 2600m2 Council Reserve when combined with Council Esplanade land.

The new housing development will provide a full range of home tenure opportunities, across the tenures of affordable rental, affordable rent-to-own, affordable shared equity and private ownership. The new Council Reserve provides Auckland Transport and NZTA, working with the Albert-Eden Local Board and Auckland Council to construct a key part of the new Waterview Shared Path. When completed the cycleway will be a continuous link from Avondale to Unitec and on to the city centre via the Northwestern Cycleway on a substantially off-road shared path. The path also links to the regional shared path heading south to Onehunga, Manukau and Pikes Point, Great South Road along the Waikaraka Shared path.

A Resident’s Association has been incorporated which is responsible for the management of the communal areas. It will help the development’s families build a strong sense of community by working together to ensure a safe, healthy and connected neighbourhood. The new neighbourhood is just minutes from the Avondale train station and only a short walk from the town centre, it’s also close to parks and playing fields and the nearby Whau River.

Construction has started with completion planned for the end of 2017.  The development will exemplify Panuku’s goal of delivering medium to high density housing while radically improving the quality of urban living. It will provide arange of affordable housing tenures for key workers and lower income working households locked out of the home ownership market

For more information go to:

24 - 26 Racecourse Parade, Avondale

McConnell Property is making excellent progress with civil earthworks, drainage and roads due for completion by May 2017.


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