New social housing units for Aranui

LOIS CAIRNS
Last updated 05:00 04/12/2013

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A well-known home building company has been awarded a contract to build eight social housing units for the Christchurch City Council.

Stonewood Homes will start work on the units, in Knightsbridge Lane, Aranui, in April and hopes to have them ready for tenants to occupy by the end of next year.

The units will cater specifically for older people and those with disabilities.

Council housing committee chairman Cr Glenn Livingstone said construction of the units was part of a much larger programme of work that had been under way to identify and build on vacant land in existing social housing complexes.

As part of that programme construction was progressing on 12 units at Maurice Carter Courts in Spreydon. The first residents were expected to move into those units in March.

A tendering process was also under way for the design and build of up to 25 units in three other City Housing complexes - Harman Courts in Addington, HP Smith Courts in Richmond and Berwick Courts in St Albans. It was expected construction would begin on those units next year.

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