Consent for 120-plus new homes in east frame
More than 120 new homes are set to be built in Christchurch’s east frame in one of the biggest steps forward yet for the slow-moving project.
Fletcher Residential has applied for resource consent to build 122 new homes and shops at street level.along Manchester St between Worcester and Hereford streets.
The rows of buildings will be up to seven storeys high. The development, known as superlot 11, will be one of 15 superlots making up the east frame housing development of 900-plus homes.
Fletcher already has consent for 20 homes on the corner of Hereford St and Latimer Square, the smaller superlot 4.
Those homes are in the early stages of construction and are due to be finished in mid-2018.
Crown company Otakaro is building the public area of the frame, which it has named Rauora Park and hopes to finish by the end of the year.
The east frame is being built on Crown-acquired land, and has been designed to include high and medium-density homes for more than 2000 people.
Superlot 11 will comprise 106 apartments, 16 terraced townhouses and about 11 retail tenancies for shops and cafes. Otakaro was unable to confirm when construction could start.
The apartments will range in size from 49 square metres for single-bedroom homes to 108sqm for three-bedroom homes. Townhouses will range from 95sqm [one bedroom] to 178sqm [four-bedroom]. The bigger townhouses will have three storeys.
The homes will have balconies or access to small outdoor areas on the ground floor, plus the use of shared ‘‘pocket parks’’.
The townhouses will have garages, and the apartments will share carparking spaces and bike parks.
Materials to be used will include brick veneer, painted and aluminium cladding, timber, and glass balustrades.
The highest buildings in the complex will face Manchester St.
Lower buildings will front onto the public strip which runs the length of the east frame – from Lichfield St to the Avon River.
Subdivision and building consents will also be needed for the project.
Also out of the blocks soon in the east frame will be superlot 7 on the corner of Madras and Lichfield streets. Between them, superlots 7, 11 and 4 are intended to supply the east frame’s first 200 homes by the middle of 2019.
An image of east frame superlot 11.