Auckland, New Zealand
ECI / Construct Only
The Auckland City Mission
Transforming housing, health and social facilities
The Auckland City Mission (ACM) is a charitable organisation providing health and social support facilities for those most in need. The HomeGround Development is ACM’s most ambitious project in its 100+ history.
The new nine storey multi-purpose facility provides 80 apartments, a healthcare centre, state of the art detox services, educational and training facilities, meals and other support networks including community spaces for social enterprise opportunities. In addition, Built Environs was responsible for the demolition of three existing buildings, as well as the refurbishment of the heritage-listed Prince of Wales building.
The HomeGround Development was undertaken using a collaborative contract model, which encouraged a ‘one team’ approach to innovation and cost-efficiency. Built Environs worked closely with ACM, consultants, key stakeholders, Mana Whenua (people of the land), the local community, and our supply lines.
- 12,000 m2 multi-purpose facility
- Nine storey development
- 80 studio and one-bedroom apartments
- Fast and frequent connections from Auckland Airport to Manukau and the rest of Auckland
- 25 detox beds
- Supreme Award 2022 - Property Council of New Zealand
- New Zealand's tallest CLT building
Achieving sustainability with Cross Laminated Timber
This building marks a major breakthrough in the use of Cross Laminated Timber (CLT), a strong, lightweight and sustainable material. As the tallest CLT building in New Zealand, it has championed the adoption of mass timber across the country, creating a pathway for other high-rises to take a more sustainable approach.
This has resulted in a new emerging industry focusing on mass timber as a viable solution, bringing industry and community benefits in terms of sustainability, safety and end user experience.
Not only does the successful completion of this building provide accommodation and services for those in need, but its use of mass timber is a major step forward for the country.