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Mt Albert Baptist Church

This project involved major renovations to the existing Mt Albert Baptist Church, which included substantial additions to buildings on the site to provide for a larger auditorium capable of accommodating 300 people, along with new lounge and kitchen facilities. The consent also provided for a reconfiguration of parking areas, earthworks and tree removal.

The resource consent application was obtained on a non-notified basis. Working with architects Brewer Davidson, the proposal involved a number of matters that were subject to close scrutiny including noise from use of the expanded auditorium, a car parking shortfall, and expansion of the church on land that is residentially zoned.

 

The building was designed by Ignite Architects and it is located in the heart of the Northern Rodney district. The redevelopment included two new blocks that house an administration building, locker rooms, a library, music rooms and 14 teaching spaces. Touches of colour have been added to different areas of the school to create a familiar feel for students and visitors on arrival.

 

These developments provide higher density State, affordable and open market housing within the Tāmaki North development area, including a mixture of freestanding, duplex and terraced typologies.

Each site offers high quality homes in Glen Innes with a range of housing choices within a mixed tenure model, with the Wai O Taiki Bay sites providing more luxury homes available on the open market. Each of the new homes is designed to provide a safe home environment for residents with opportunities for community engagement with the homes being close to, overlooking and opening up towards street and public reserve frontages.

In 2019, Creating Communities won an Excellence Award at the Property Industry awards for delivering high quality multi-unit residential housing in Glen Innes and Wai O Taiki Bay.