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The High Street Cohousing Project, from Urban Cohousing Otepoti Ltd, plans to create an inter-generational cohousing neighbourhood in Dunedin. It is designed to provide a sustainable and social alternative to the traditional NZ subdivision.
40% of homes within the community will be designed to a 4-Star Lifemark™ rating. Why? because the company see the importance of creating homes which are suitable for all stages of life.
For years, elderly people and disables have lost their right to normality. They have been constrained to use objects and environments which are visibly “different” from others. Therefore, accessible bathrooms are essential.
“Future proofing is one of the key principals that attracted us to working with the Lifemark™ standards when building our new homes”
Signature Homes Waikato built this 5-star Lifemark™ home in Waikato, for residents with intellectual disabilities and traumatic brain injuries, on behalf of Aspire Community Support.
The Council is rebuilding social housing that’s designed to meet the needs of the community over the long term.
Five years on from the Canterbury earthquakes and regeneration is continuing to grow, with Christchurch City Council completing the largest social housing development of Lifemark™ certified homes since.
Because we offer our service to people with varying levels of support, and these can change over time, by using the Lifemark™ philosophy we know that it will work for people now and in the future.
Simone Molenaar, CEO of Aspire Community Support
Lifemark Partners Miles Construction are completing 25 new social housing properties in Christchurch. Harman Courts, HP Smith Courts and Berwick Courts are all 5-star Lifemark™ builds.