Housing demand coming

Housing demand coming add

It's not just Auckland facing increased demand for medium density housing.

Hawke's Bay Councils are releasing huge tracts of residential land for thousands of sections in an attempt to combat housing pressure.

Hawke's Bay Today is reporting* a surge in the need for retirement units including Māori retirement-housing near marae. A review by Councils in the area is projecting nearly 5,000 additional dwellings will be required by 2045 with room for more than 5,500 in identified areas for residential growth.

This week Architectural Designers New Zealand (ADNZ) is hosting a Medium Density Housing Summit designed to keep its members prepped and ready to respond to market demand for medium density housing.

'Attendance at the Summit is especially critical for designers and architects working on, or intending to do work in the Auckland, Bay of Plenty, Wellington and Christchurch regions - even regions such as Taranaki are now getting enquiries for medium density housing,' says ADNZ Chief Executive Officer Astrid Andersen.

'I am hearing of members in Bay of Plenty and Auckland now having more than 25 per cent of their enquiries being for delivery on medium density projects'.

The Medium Density Housing Summit is being held this Wednesday and Thursday (5/6 April) and will cover everything you need to know when designing three to six storey structures.

The Summit will feature experts in their fields advising on acoustics, legislation and regulations around fire, weather tightness, structure and cladding. Leading international and local architects will showcase how medium density design can be creative and exciting, while benefiting the environment and enhancing the communities we live in.

It’s not too late to register.

Visit http://www.adnz.org.nz/mdhs

The ADNZ Medium Density Housing Summit is supported by GIB and the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.

*Read more: NZ Herald