Offsite manufactured housing delivering in Rotorua
The previously vacant two-hectare site on the corner of Ranolf Street and Malfroy Road in Rotorua was purchased in 2021 and is being developed for public housing in stages. The first phase comprises 37 three and four bedroom homes in total. Six are ready now, a further 19 will be completed by the end of the year, and the final 12 homes early next year.
The homes were built offsite in Huntly by Kāinga Ora build partner Builtsmart, who are one of the country’s largest suppliers of offsite manufactured (OSM) homes. Each home was trucked down in the early morning hours, with foundations and decks added afterwards along with fencing and landscaping.
Housing and Building and Construction Minister Hon Dr Megan Woods and MP Tāmati Coffey visit the Ranolf St development in Rotorua. Pictured with Sharlene Karena-Newman, Patrick Dougherty, Zaid Atiq and Darren Toy from Kāinga Ora
Once the whole development is finished, there will be an internal loop road and allocated off-street parking for each home, a community room and shared green space. The second phase on the corner section of the site is in the planning stage and is expected to include a further 20 multi-storey homes.