These flats were vacated in April 2017 as they were earthquake-prone. The people living there were found new homes within our City Housing portfolio elsewhere in the city.
The Council decided to demolish the flats rather than strengthen them because of their age and condition. Development of this site offers the opportunity to provide more modern social housing for the city.
The site has been cleared and we have been carrying out tests to better understand the underlying structure of the ground. At the same time work is underway on development options for the site.
We will continue to engage with the community as this project progresses.
We have a draft concept site plan for this redevelopment available to view:
Harrison Street draft concept site plan (260KB PDF)
Build Wellington is the team responsible for the redevelopment of the Council’s social housing sites, the central point of contact for developers looking to partner with Council to increase the supply of housing for the city and the team leading on the Wellington City Council Housing Strategy.
For more information on this work or to make contact with the team contact:
Phone: 04 499 4444