The 11 houses have been built by Housing New Zealand to meet the needs of today’s social housing tenants, with double-glazing, insulation, thermal quality curtains and low-energy use appliances. They are a mixture of two, three and four bedroom units, and replace two houses that previously occupied the site. Work is also underway at Fenchurch 1B, which will provide another 21 new homes by early 2016. The entire Fenchurch neighbourhood regeneration project involves the construction of approximately 400 houses in total by 2018.
The Fenchurch neighbourhood regeneration project is part of the Government’s Social Housing Reform Programme for a more diverse supply of social and affordable housing from a wider range of providers, improved responsiveness to tenants’ needs, and greater recognition of people’s aspiration for housing independence.Read more here.