A new centre - a living building: fit for purpose and a hub for action.
From our very beginnings there has been a dream to have our own space. Combined with the the increasing interest with sustainability, community involvement with volunteering and the fact we are bursting at the seams we are developing plans to build a new centre.
The proposed building site is within the Eskdale Reserve – just off Glenfield Road.
Collaboration with others is the name of the game in the new vision. The new centre would:
- Be a social and environmental hub;
- Showcase good, low-impact design – see Living Building Challenge.
- Enable community organisations to pool resources
- Provide a welcoming place where the local community and those from further afield can visit
- Be somewhere everyone can learn, be inspired and take action for the well-being of the land, their future and each other.
There are several significant steps to progress through:
- Design – we need an articulated and justified vision of the new centre.
- Classification – the reserve needs a classification given to it to allow us to build our new centre. This is a public process.
- Resource Consent – another public process to ensure we comply with all legal requirements.
- Funding – once resource consent is granted we will need to raise in the vicinity of $2-3m.
- Building – once funds are secured we can build this amazing new centre.
If you are interested to know more or to be involved then give us a call or visit us at our current Centre at 17 Lauderdale Road, Birkdale.
Progress & Gratitude
We would like to thank the ASB Community Trust who gave us a small grant to help us write a scoping report. These funds allowed us to develop and collate a wide range of information and ideas from various stakeholders.
We would like to thank the Kaipatiki Local Board who have allocated us significant funding to develop our business case, get architectural drawings done, start the application process and get the necessary team of consultants on board.
We have chosen Jasmax as our architects. Sustainability Manager Jerome Partington and architect Justin Evatt introduced us to the Living Building Challenge – the most progressive green building standards in the world we believe.
Kaipatiki Project is able to operate due to the generosity of our funders and supporters