Chapter 4

Housing for older people in Henderson

Housing for older people in Henderson - Housing for older people

Housing for older people in Henderson

New apartments for older people at 33 Henderson Valley Road will not only provide tenants with warm, dry homes but also the building blocks for a safe, supportive community.

The village adopts a new style of living for older residents. An internal atrium and generous corridors on each floor encourage social connection between those who live in the village. The building is also designed to be energy efficient and easy to maintain.

The 40 apartments are going up on a vacant 2910sqm site at 21-33 Henderson Valley Road, next to Henderson High School.

We identified the site, previously known as Wilsher Village, as a suitable location for social housing for older tenants. We also developed design standards to meet their needs, working with The Selwyn Foundation, Age Concern New Zealand, mana whenua, tenant reference groups and the Henderson-Massey Local Board.

The development is expected to be completed in mid-2019 with the first tenants moving in shortly afterwards.

Haumaru Housing will manage the new village (Haumaru is a limited partnership between Auckland Council and The Selwyn Foundation).

Village features

  • One-bedroom, 45sqm apartments in a single four-storey building.
  • All apartments wheelchair accessible, with designated space for a mobility scooter.
  • High Homestar built rating, extensive green grounds and 19 car parking spaces.

Senior stats / statistics

  • The number of older Aucklanders is expected to double in the next 15 years. It’s part of our job to help provide housing of a high standard to cater for this ageing population.
  • The new village will increase Auckland Council’s tally of homes for older people to 1452, and villages to 63.