There are 260 dwellings in Newhaven Property Trust Ltd’s development at Botany Downs in Manukau City—a mix of apartment buildings and two and three-storey houses, completed in 2005; approximately 30% of which were designed by Construkt.
Sinclair Knight Merz provided preliminary concept site planning. Construkt adapted and developed that plan using a clearly understandable structure that responded to the surrounding street grid within which neighbourhood precincts have individual character.
Most of the detached houses are designed to sit hard against one boundary, so sunny outdoor living areas are maximised. Vehicle access lanes shared by several dwellings allow lot frontages to be maximised for living spaces rather than vehicle access, improving amenity and safety.