We have been working closely with key government agencies including health and social development, non-for-profit and international experts in supportive, inner-city housing. We have also been listening to the experiences of our tenants and neighbours.


The demolition of 139 Greys Ave and a 3D flyover of what the future buildings will look like.





Keeping everyone informed

We are committed to keeping everyone informed as our plans progress. We will host neighbourhood drop-in sessions at each milestone, collaborate with our customers and send regular communications directly to the community.

We will provide updates on our key milestones below to keep the public informed.

October 2020

August 2020

  • Kāinga Ora announced Icon as its build partner for the innovative 276-apartment complex at 139 Greys Avenue in Central Auckland. Construction will start in December and is expected to take just over two years

June 2020

  • The London Plane trees are being trimmed outside 139 Greys Ave by an approved Auckland Council arborist
  • Piling begins on-site

May 2020

  • Auckland Council have issued the early work consent for civil works to start and Earthco have begun the enabling works on-site
  • Solid hoardings have been installed along 139 Greys Ave to ensure the safety for the community

March 2020

  • As part of Kāinga Ora’s response to the Government’s announcement of a national lockdown due to COVID-19, construction of new state houses in your community have been suspended from midnight Wednesday 25 March for a period of four weeks.
  • Civil works start in March 2020

January 2020

October 2019

  • Demolition of 139 Greys Ave is about to move into the next phase, hard demolition. This is where the building structure will start being removed and early next year, the site will be at ground level

September 2019

  • Resourse consent to build 276 apartments at 139 Greys Ave was approved by Auckland Council in August 2019

April 2019

  • Demolition of 139 Greys Ave, central Auckland will soon start. The first step in the process will see the asbestos safely removed from the building. Hard demolition will start later this year

November 2018

July 2018

February 2018


Page updated: 21 October 2020