The Auckland City Mission is a charitable organisation that provides professional health and social services to marginalised Aucklanders. Established in 1920, the City Mission forms an important part of the city’s social fabric and a focal point for Auckland’s most vulnerable communities.
Stevens Lawson Architects were commissioned by the Auckland City Mission to be the architects for the redevelopment of the Mission’s existing premises on Hobson Street, which are deemed to be ‘sub-standard’ and ‘not fit for purpose.’
The redevelopment, Mission HomeGround, will enable improved delivery of the Mission’s existing services. The Mission services are to be extended to provide wrap-around services and support to 80 tenants housed in onsite accommodation. These 80 tenants will all be sourced from the social housing register, with 40 studio apartments dedicated to the chronic homeless.A new Medical Centre and Pharmacy, various assessment rooms, public showers and toilets, a social and medical detox unit with 30 beds, and a large eating area for serving regular meals will also be provided. It will also connect with the wider community by creating community activity rooms and commercial spaces for social enterprise opportunities.
Built Environs have begun works on Auckland’s City Mission Home Ground Development. The project will require the demolition of three existing buildings and the refurbishment of the heritage-listed Prince of Wales building to allow for the construction of the new Auckland City Mission (ACM) building.
Most of the structure will be made of Cross Laminated Timber (CLT). When completed, the Auckland City Mission project will be the tallest CLT building in New Zealand.