Mission HomeGround
Client: Auckland City Mission

9 storeys, 80 units, 12,000m² 

The Auckland City Mission (ACM) is a charitable organisation providing both health and social support facilities for some of the countries most vulnerable communities. The previous facilities provided were considered outdated and not suitable to meet current demands, as a result, the board commissioned the build of new a new facility on the existing site at 140 Hobson Street, Auckland.

The new 12,000m² 9 story development project provides wrap-around support services and 80 accommodation units for those on the social housing register. The facility adopts a New Zealand first model of supportive housing, reflecting international best practice.

The building also includes health and social services including 25 detox beds, medical centre, dental clinic, facilities to serve up to 300 meals per day, and retail and community spaces.

TSA was engaged to provide full project management and Engineer to the Contract services for this iconic development from the site selection / feasibility through to design, procurement and construction phases. We worked with the client, QS and contractor to ensure that ACM received access to any goodwill and donations from the supply chain whilst ensuring the best value for the project.

Our role also involved managing the interface with key stakeholders including the Waitemata District Health Board and the Ministry of Health for the design, procurement and construction of the detox floors.

Key Challenges

  • Charitable organisation with tight budget restrictions.
  • Retention of existing heritage building including asbestos removal and seismic strengthening.
  • Integration of multiple facilities requires a complex and detailed design process to ensure operational success.
  • The use of CLT (Cross laminated timber) as the structural component for the building requires a new and innovative design approach.

The project acheived Practical Completion and was opened to residents in February 2022.

To learn more about the project and make a donation visit the Auckland City Mission website.