New Marshall Court Takes Shape

10 June 2014

The rebuild of Marshall Court Apartments in Miramar is fast taking shape, with the roof due to go on in the next month.

Construction worker working on the Marshall Court Apartments rebuild.

Marshall Court Apartments rebuild

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This new $8.7 million social housing complex replaces the old Marshall Court housing block demolished in October last year, on the corner of Park Road and Tahi Street.

The four-storey complex will provide 27 warm and cosy one-bedroom apartments designed to cater for people on low incomes who have limited mobility. Features will include easy-access showers, wider doorways suitable for people using walking aids, things like cupboards and power points positioned so they are easily accessible and level entry to the ground floor apartments.

There will also be a tenants’ community room and communal outdoor space with allotment gardens, seats, washing lines and barbecue area.

Marshall Court Apartments is part of the $400 million upgrade of our social housing – shared by the Council and the Government over 20 years – to improve the health, safety and security of our tenants, increase the energy efficiency of our housing and make it suitable for modern living.

Tenants have been closely involved and we’re working with them to build a strong community spirit in the new complexes.

Newtown Park, Regent Park, Central Park and Te Ara Hou apartments have already been completed and received numerous awards. Berkeley Dallard and Etona apartments in Nairn Street will reopen in the next few months.

Construction at Marshall Court is expected to be completed by December.

For more information, please phone Hayden Whelan in the Council’s City Housing team on (04) 499 4444.