Con­sent for 120-plus new homes in east frame

The Press - - Front Page - LIZ McDON­ALD

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.

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