Architecturally-designed medium density housing: an award-winning future for Auckland?

Architecturally-designed medium density housing: an award-winning future for Auckland?
July 8, 2015

Home builder Jalcon Homes’ architectural partner, Stevens Lawson, recently took out the top prize in the Medium Density Category at the NZIA Awards for its work on the Squadron Lane Terraces development in popular Hobsonville Point, which features 38 terrace houses delivered by Jalcon Homes.

Nicholas Stevens, Director of Stevens Lawson, says that the NZIA award for Squadron Lane Terraces shows that medium density housing can be architecturally exciting and meet the changing needs of a diverse population of people, all hungry for new housing to reach the market.

“The fact is, we’re not going to fix Auckland’s housing problem one house at a time. Well-built, medium density housing is the future of Auckland so it’s exciting for us to be working with Jalcon to lead the charge in creating award-winning, city-block style neighbourhoods.

Jalcon Homes, the developer and builder of Squadron Lane Terraces, says that creating design-led homes on a large scale is an integral part of ensuring Auckland’s housing pipeline increases.

Jalcon Squardon Lane Terraces

Jalcon’s Sales Manager, Andrew Olsen, says the company is proud to be delivering award-winning, architecturally designed homes that are shaping Auckland’s new communities; “The terraced homes at Hobsonville Point represent a very promising solution to Auckland’s housing crisis.

“We have a vision of delivering unique, quality-driven and functional dwellings, and Squadron Lane Terraces demonstrates without a doubt that this approach is more than possible.

“We’ve partnered with the Stevens Lawson team for a number of projects, and are proud to deliver such high quality home design in collaboration with the team. Building award-winning, multi dwellings means listening to our customers, working collaboratively with our design and development partners, and keeping a close eye on the present and future needs of the communities in which we are building these homes.”

Olsen adds, “Our terraced houses are affordable, and because of their smart design and construction, they are built to be low maintenance, and made to last. We know those are the key factors many modern homeowners are seeking, which is why we’ve seen such strong demand.

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