This complex is currently being rebuilt and is owned by Ōtautahi Community Housing Trust.
This complex will have 90 units available. 70 units will be ready in 2021.
Of these 90 units, 70 units will be 1 bedroom, 14 Units will be 2 bedrooms, 3 units will be 3 bedroom, and 3 units will have 4 bedrooms.
The Brougham Street development is the largest build project undertaken by OCHT since its establishment in 2016 and is the largest community housing provider development currently under construction in New Zealand.
Land for the development was transferred to OCHT as part of the 2014 Housing Accord Agreement between Christchurch City Council and the Government to capitalise the Trust.
There was previously a large social housing complex, called Brougham Village, on the land that was demolished due to earthquake damage.
The development will help achieve the Trust’s goal of providing warm, dry, healthy homes, with units designed to the New Zealand Green Building Council’s Homestar 6 standard. The construction considers safety and longevity of materials. The brick façade was chosen to fit with both residential and industrial buildings in the area. Christchurch based construction company, Southbase, will be construction partner on the project.
OCHT plans to include amenities such as E-Bikes, green spaces, edible gardens and communal spaces to encourage interaction between tenants and families.
Included in the 90 homes are 12 homes that can be converted to have accessible bathrooms at a future date, to meet accessible home requirements.
The complex is designed, and will be built, as three individual communities, with each community coming on line 2-3 months apart. The first homes will be ready for new tenants in early 2021.