Delivering warm, dry sustainable units tenants are proud to call home

Daniell Street, Wellington

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With a focus on positive social outcomes, our team delivered an extensive refurbishment of this 23-unit housing complex in Wellington, providing warm, dry, sustainable units that Kāinga Ora tenants can be proud to call home.

The project:

Our in-house, specialist project team, partnered with key stakeholders to deliver this complex project for Kāinga Ora. This 23-unit housing complex at 25 Daniell Street, Wellington required extensive refurbishment. It was a complex original design with high maintenance requirements. We project managed an effective, durable and low-maintenance solution to a simplified design.


Our value add:

The steep, narrow site made staging challenging. We overcame this by undertaking the work on all units simultaneously, which was Kāinga Ora’s preferred option from a health and safety and efficiency perspective.

With a limited number of decant properties available, Kāinga Ora needed to know when the units needed to be vacated, why and for how long. We communicated this information clearly and kept them informed every step of the way as client-led changes and unforeseen additional works resulted in a revised programme.

We displayed a high standard of customer care and service towards this project, embracing client requirements that included upgrades to internal spaces, healthy home upgrades and replacing gas with electric appliances. The multi-disciplinary team proactively addressed other issues that arose, including upgrading passive fire protection and alarms, security upgrades and structural elements. Our flexibility and ‘best for project’ focus meant we proactively accessed appropriate resources as and when needed.

The end result is twenty-three warm, dry units within a visually appealing complex that adds character to the local built environment and which tenants can be proud to call home.

We approached the project with a focus on desired outcomes around social sustainability, proactively ensuring positive social impacts were achieved, while also considering environmental and economic impacts. Ultimately, the project was about Kāinga Ora tenants and the community, and this was a key driver behind decisions made throughout the project.

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Client Testimonial

"I would like to commend Maynard Marks for their outstanding project management of the 25 Daniell
Street repair and upgrade project. The Maynard Marks team worked collaboratively with Kāinga Ora to
engage a contractor early (on an ECI basis) and then partnered with them, and other specialist
subconsultants, to deliver a complex of which we can be proud."

Lito Magadia, Senior Programme Manager - Construction, and Innovation, Kainga Ora