Soho Group, in partnership with Home in Place, are replacing an old building with a new mixed use development. Creating eight new purpose built apartments all with private decks. This development has been specifically designed to help meet demand for accessible accommodation to enable aging in place and the two-bedroom units are suitable for families as well as older residents with live-in carers.
All first floor units will be accessible by wheelchairs and mobility scooters via a ramp connecting to the car park. The ground floor will be commercial space, possibly a café with outdoor seating area.
As with all their developments, Soho Group commit to exceeding the Building Code in several areas and will meet the requirements of Healthy Homes and Homestar 6 sustainability rating. The development is due for completion by the end of January 2024.
The units will be rented to those who have been prequalified by the Ministry of Social Development (MSD) to be on the Social Housing Register and who are currently living in inadequate housing in Whanganui.
The SOHO Group is committed to delivering high quality, safe, warm and healthy homes that are available to a broader cross-section of the Whanganui community.