The long, narrow site in a prominent location presented an interesting challenge on this project, however careful planning, and attention to detail ensured we were able to exceed the required yield and developed the design to integrate with the Devonport neighbourhood. Lake Road development was granted Resource Consent for 9 units, however, in order to increase the viability of the project Design Partners recommended a new masterplan that had the potential for 15 units.
Our Client took this on board and revised the scheme plan to 12 as the final design. The buildings are designed to a higher standard than would typically be seen on a social housing development to ensure it blends into the local environment. Attention to detail includes aesthetic treatments to brickwork detailing, and the use of weatherboards, louvers, and metal cladding to ensure this new development blends to the existing streetscape. The project is a Design & Build collaboration with Build Partners as the main contractor.