Customer: The Auckland City Mission
Contract: Early Contractor Involvement (ECI), coverting to lump sum for delivery
Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Construction Period: 24 months
Soon after launching in New Zealand, McConnell Dowell's building company, Built Environs, successfully tendered and delivered the Auckland City Mission (ACM) HomeGround Development. For the ACM, it represents the biggest project yet in their 100+ year history of helping Auckland’s homeless and most vulnerable.
The new multi-storey facility includes 80 supportive housing units and wrap-around services including a medical centre, detoxification centre, education and training facilities, emergency support and meal services, budgeting advice and other support networks.
Built Environs' scope of work also included demolition of three existing buildings and refurbishment of the heritage-listed Prince of Wales building.The design was an innovative Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) solution for most of the structure - a strong, lightweight and sustainable material. The building is the tallest CLT building in New Zealand.