Wilshire recognises that it can be difficult finding your perfect apartment under the KiwiSaver HomeStart cap of $650,000 in Auckland, meaning the $10,000 grant simply isn’t available. Wilshire will instead match this $10,000 contribution!
Mt Wellington is one of the largest economies in the Auckland area. In fact, it is a $10 billion economy – that’s larger than Hamilton’s, New Zealand’s fourth largest city. This underpins why the area is, from a location aspect, a smart area for development.
The scaffolding has come down on almost half the homes, giving a much better idea of how Richmond will look. The landscaping to the first pocket park continues to progress with some big trees now in; we can't wait to see the finished product.
Friday 4 August was a special occasion for Richmond and the Wilshire Group team. A site blessing was given by David Wilson-Takaanini of Te Ākitai Waiohua, and dirt that was taken before construction began was returned to the ground. Councillor Denise Lee was present to offer a speech of congratulations, and Wilshire had the opportunity to thank the consultants and construction teams involved in the project. A great morning was had by all. See more photos on our Facebook page.
The latest drone footage shows workers everywhere on site. Many of the Stage 1 homes have kitchens and bathrooms being installed. The landscapers are hard at work on the street scapes, trees are going in and grass is getting rolled out.
Stage 1 is really taking shape. The trees along the roads have been planted and the street names are up, as well as a huge amount of progress on the construction of all blocks. It's easy to imagine what it will look like once complete!
We had our drone back on site yesterday to catch the action. Roads are being laid with asphalt, framing continues to go up on Stage 1, and the earth and civil work for the later stages is well underway.
A huge thank you to Simon Gault and Smeg NZ for the cooking demonstration night. By all accounts, it was a great success! All the kitchens in Stage 1 at Richmond Auckland will be fitted out with quality Smeg appliances; we’re sure our purchasers are looking forward to using them to create their own culinary masterpieces. Check out more photos from the evening on our Richmond Facebook page.
We had the drone out on site last week and there was plenty happening. All homes in Stage 1A have either framing going up or cladding going on, these homes are due for completion from March onwards next year. The team on Stage 1B are underway too with the prep work for the slabs started. And you can see Stage 2 also has the diggers on site and earthworks underway.