Successfully redeveloping this residential complex to reset the asset life for 50 years

504 Great South Road, Papatoetoe, Auckland

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This Kāinga Ora residential housing complex had serious building performance issues and, therefore, needed to be redeveloped both internally and externally to reset the asset life for fifty years.

The project:

We were engaged as the lead design consultant, project manager, Engineer to the Contract and quantity surveyor on this complex remediation project in Papatoetoe, comprising fourteen residential units in a two-storey, two-building complex.

Our designers collaborated closely with the wider team of sub consultants, effectively co-ordinating the structural, fire, mechanical and electrical engineering specialists. Our project managers managed the overall design and construction stages, ensuring cohesion between the consultants and a focus on designing and delivering the project in line with Kāinga Ora’s requirements.

Our quantity surveyors were involved at the procurement stage and then went on to provide overall financial management of the construction stage of the project, through to final account.


Our value add:

To ensure that our design outputs aligned with the client's brief and adhered to Kāinga Ora's design standards, we took steps at the beginning of the project to ensure that our design team and all external consultants fully understood the client's needs..

We provided creative and cost-effective design solutions by selecting appropriate and contemporary materials and colours that revitalised the various elements. We also minimised refurbishment costs by identifying and addressing known defects and non-compliance at the start of the design phase, allowing for changes to be made on paper rather than having to address them during construction where delays can lead to cost overruns through extension of time claims.

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Client Testimonial

Thanks for all your hard work to deliver this project to quality and standards. Managing a project with the complexities at play wasn’t an easy task, it was great to see you put in extra effort to be on top of things in order to deliver an appealing final product. We appreciate your understanding of our core purpose and your emphasis on quality in every aspect.”


 Roshini Chanda, Programme Manager – Complex Remediation, Kainga Ora