19 April 2016
AV Jennings to develop first stage of Airfields precinct at Hobsonville Point
Panuku Development Auckland has confirmed AV Jennings as the housing developer for the first stage of the Airfields precinct at Hobsonville Point.
The precinct consists of a 20 hectare Auckland Council-owned site, which was formerly part of the Hobsonville Airforce Base. The site was designated for housing and mixed use late last year following previous attempts for it to become a marine industry precinct.
Up to 890 homes in total are planned for the Airfields precinct, with around $78 million worth of housing to be built as part of the first stage by AV Jennings and its builder partners across 1.95ha on the southern edge of the site.
102 homes including a mix of standalone and terrace houses will be delivered in the first stage with a minimum of 10% to be affordable housing in line with the Hobsonville’s Axis Series Housing Scheme.
Waitakere Ward Councillor and Auckland Deputy Mayor Penny Hulse says it’s great to see real momentum now on the Hobsonville Point site after a period of uncertainty relating to how it would be developed.
“Not a day goes by at the moment that housing stories don’t make the front page of the newspaper so it’s excellent news to hear more homes are being delivered at Hobsonville Point. It’s not just the future residents who’ll benefit, as the development of this site will also provide hundreds of construction jobs for tradies and contractors across the region.”
Panuku Director of Development Allan Young says this is a significant project for Panuku, and AV Jennings stood out as the obvious candidate for the first stage given how the Catalina Precinct and the Airfields integrate at the southern end of the site.
“With a housing shortage across Auckland, we required a development partner that could deliver a known quality product to the market as soon as possible at Hobsonville Point.”
“AV Jennings has an excellent track record in the area and we’re delighted to be at the stage where we will soon have homes being built on this stunning site located in the centre of Hobsonville Point.”
Key infrastructure work is already underway to enable the creation of the first housing superlots, with construction of the first homes expected to start late this year.
About the developer
AVJennings is one of Australia’s most recognised residential property development and home building companies. Founded in the 1930s by Sir Albert Victor Jennings, AVJennings’ vision is to create desirable places to live by providing quality affordable living solutions that respect the environment.
AVJennings was appointed by the Crown Entity, Hobsonville Land Company, to partner them in the development of Buckley Precinct in Hobsonville Point in 2008. Due to the success of the Buckley Precinct Hobsonville Land Company chose AVJennings as Master Developers for Catalina Precinct in 2014.
AVJennings is proud to bring its experience to Hobsonville Point to deliver a strong community and to enhance the quality of living via attractive housing based upon principles of enduring quality, value and trust.