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  • Location:

    Arlington Street, Mount Cook, Wellington, Wellington
  • Land area:

    17,685 sqm
  • Type:

    Apartments and terraced homes
  • Total new homes:

    301
  • Rooms:

    152 one-bedroom, 105 two-bedroom, 34 three-bedroom, 8 four-bedroom, 2 five-bedroom
  • Status:

    A staged completion between 2023-2025

What’s planned

The warm, dry and modern medium-high density housing will offer a mix of public and supported housing homes. They will range in size to meet the needs of a range of people from those on their own, through to large families. There will also be community spaces, parks, play areas, gardens and extensive landscaping.

We’re also linking with residents, community groups, stakeholders and partners to grow a supported and connected wider community in this part of the city – which has a rich history of providing key worker and social housing for people in central Wellington.

  • Total new homes 301
  • Includes 40 supported housing homes
  • All public housing
  • 16 mixed apartment, unit and terrace buildings, from 2-6 storeys high
  • Shared community centre, parks, play areas, community gardens
  • The 1.8 hectare site lies between Arlington, Hopper and Hankey streets and has been leased from Wellington City Council for 125 years
  • Replaces 212 Council homes, including the earthquake-prone George Porter Tower, which were old and didn’t meet healthy homes standards
  • A staged completion between 2023-2025

Timelines

Please note: large and complex projects of this size have many variables, so timeframes could change

When What's happening
March 2020 Resource consent granted by Wellington City Council
July 2020 - April 2021 Demolition and site clearance
May 2021 - End 2022 On site civil engineering work
Mid 2022 Staged construction starts
Between 2023-2025 Staged completion of homes

Plans, drawings and resources

News and media

Letters

Plans, consents, reports

Video

Timelapse - deconstruction and demolition of Arlington buildings, July 2020 – May 2021

 

Arlington site flyover showing early designs - download video(external link)

Read more about our Mount Cook developments

Mount Cook Community Reference Group

The community reference group is a forum for community feedback and involvement, alongside updates from Kāinga Ora and its contractors as new homes are built at Rolleston and Arlington. Find more informationon on the Community Reference Group page.

Contact us

If you have any questions or want to subscribe to updates, please contact Jo Burleigh, Senior Stakeholder Relationship Manager:

Page updated: 15 February 2022