Design approved for new housing for the elderly
17 March 2009
Design approved for new housing for the elderly complex
The Manurewa Community Board last night gave the seal of approval for the design of a 16 unit Housing For The Elderly complex to replace Tadmor Village.
Manukau City Council had originally planned to build single-storey. However to achieve the best urban design outcomes for the site, architects Crosson Clarke Carnachan have created a two-storey design.
The final plan allows for more open space for gardens, off-street parking and an internal pedestrian street to give the complex a community feel.
The new one-bedroom units will be constructed mainly in brick. Upstairs units will have a deck and downstairs a courtyard. They are purpose-built keeping in mind the special needs of the elderly tenants. This includes accessible bathrooms and a lift for easy access to the second floor.
The resource consent for the new $2.2 million development, the first Housing For The Elderly complex to be built in Manukau in twenty-five years, will be lodged mid-April.