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October 17, 2022

Auckland City Mission Homeground

Project Overview

We felt incredibly privileged to be a part of the redevelopment of Auckland City Mission’s new building HomeGround. The purpose-built facility includes 80 supportive housing units and wrap-around services including a medical centre, detoxification centre, and other support networks.

Safe access was needed to be able to service the outside of the builidng, and navigate across roof to all areas. 

 

Architect

Stevens Lawson Architects

Contractor

Built Environs

Location

Auckland

Category

Community, Sport and Leisure

Awards

2022 Supreme Award Winner, Property Industry  Awards

2022 Community and Affordable Housing Property Award, Property Industry Awards

 

Solution

Our design ensured that all roof areas could be accessed for future servicing, and that attaching to any abseil anchor was able to be done safely.

The installation on this 10 storey building was staged over four visits in total.  Due to the challenging 40-degree  roof pitch, installation work was done under rope positioning.  Communication was also critical on this project as there was an exceptionally high level of services directly under the roof.  This required the team to be in both audio and at times video contact to ensure clearance.

Specs

  • 68 m Safetylink X-rail
  • 164m surface mounted Frogline
  • 15m warm roof mounted Frogline
  • 45 x abseil edge rope guide brackets
  • 53m of roof surface mounted ladders

     

     

     

HomeGround Facts

HomeGround, the new building of Auckland City Mission – Te Tāpui Atawhai,  brings together:

  • 80 permanent housing apartments
  • Health services to support up to 3000 patients
  • Community dining room provinding meals for up to 300 guests a day
  • State of the art addiction withdrawal services facilities, with 25 rooms available for patients seeking to overcome addiction
  • Comprehensive programme of activities in a warm and welcoming space

 

HomeGround is based on proven international models of care designed to  strengthen individuals, families and our community – especially those who are experiencing homelessness and other social issues.

A long time in the making, the Mission team and its supporters were planning and building HomeGround for more than a decade before its opening.