Case Study

Social Housing:

Wellington City Council’s Arlington Apartments


120 units

Novak Middleton Architects & Hawkins Construction

Wellington, New Zealand

Project Info

The power of community can be exceptional when focused on a mutual goal. With an ECI process in place we worked with Novak Middleton Architects and Hawkins Construction to ensure everything clicked into place with the major upgrade to the Wellington City Council’s Arlington 2 social housing site. Together, our community is getting it done. 

As part of a wide-ranging improvement of social housing units the council needed to ensure they were getting maximum return on their investment delivering “warm, dry, safe, healthy housing that is suitable for modern living.” Part of this work involved installing new concrete balconies with balustrades providing both security and privacy.
The early stage of this project was crucial to get right.
We offered a variety of different cost and design options to keep things on budget and above standard.
Our prefabrication approach was a big help here. Balustrades were pre-installed on eighty concrete balconies prior to being lifted into place, a process that helped the project team quickly and safely get the work through at ground level.

Client: Hawkins Construction

Completion: October 2018

Project Type: Apartments

Architects: Novak Middleton Architects