With the final few homes about to be handed over to their new owners, RAWA is pleased to announce the successful near completion of Fenchurch Park – a 114-house, mixed tenure residential development located in the heart of Glenn Innes.
Comprising a broad mix of housing typologies – from one-bedroom units- and two-bed townhouses, through to three-bed terraces and stand-alone, right up to four- and five-bedroom, stand-alone houses – this widely praised micro-
neighbourhood has quickly become a flagship development for the Tamaki Regeneration Company (TRC), and has attracted a diverse community of new homeowners from all over the Auckland region.
Delivered over four, carefully planned stages, the design, build and marketing of Fenchurch Park has been managed in its entirety by RAWA – and that’s something Director Dougal Paterson says is unique about his company and the way it operates.
“After winning the tender from TRC, we worked closely with architects Jasmax on the design and consenting, built the houses with G.J. Gardner Homes – which all come with a 10-year Master Builder Warranty – then ran the sales and marketing campaign for all the homes through our in-house real estate agency,” says Paterson. “We are a vertically integrated business, so we have involvement and control at every stage of a development – from the initial design concepts through to handing over the keys to our new homeowners.”
As its name suggests, this new development is built around a central park, which will have a children’s play area at its core, and is designed to encourage communal activity. Add to this a mixed tenure model, where social, private and affordable housing sit comfortably side by side, and you begin to understand the concept that’s at the heart of Fenchurch Park – one that encourages community interaction and fosters the wellbeing of its residents.
“People have come from all parts of Auckland to live here. It has got a great community feel to it,” says Paterson. “When we embarked on this development, we were hoping for a large percentage of owner-occupiers, and that’s exactly what’s happened, which has added to its success – our view being that owner-occupiers, on the whole, take more pride in their homes, which creates a far better outcome in the long run in helping to build a community based development, like Fenchurch Park.”
From a business point of view, the efficiencies gained thanks to RAWA’s integrated company structure were instrumental in helping to build and sell Fenchurch Park’s 114 homes quicker and more effectively than any of its competitors could hope to realise.
Overall, RAWA are extremely pleased with the outcomes at every level of Fenchurch Park, citing it as a model development for the future of mixed tenure housing.
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