Customer: The Auckland City Mission 

Contract:  Early Contractor Involvement (ECI), coverting to lump sum for delivery

Location: Auckland, New Zealand  

Construction Period: 24 months

Project Capabilities

Health and Aged Care Accommodation

Fast Facts

  • Basement – 3 tenancies, back-of-house facilities and 38 carparks
  • Ground floor – café, pharmacy and ACM reception
  • Level 1 – ACM offices, meeting rooms
  • Levels 2 and 3 – medical treatment centre incl. dental, GPs, detoxification facilities, patient rooms, and communal areas
  • Levels 4 to 8 – 80 supportive housing apartments, incl. balconies to each apartment
  • Roof level – communal spaces (meeting / conference rooms, roof terrace, greenhouse space etc.) and plant rooms

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.

During the tender and Early Contractor Involvement process, the Built Environs' team investigated numerous design and delivery focused solutions to provide maximum value for money for our customer. 
“’The Auckland City Mission - Te Tāpui Atawhai team has appreciated Built Environs’ care and commitment to the HomeGround project.  Built Environs understood the importance of HomeGround to Auckland and worked hard to ensure that every aspect of the build was delivered to the highest standard.  We couldn’t be more proud to have worked with the Built Environs team on HomeGround.”  Chris Farrelly, Auckland City Missioner

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