Foxbridge Retirement Village, Te Rapa, Hamilton

04 November 2019

Bupa is walking the talk with their commitment to sustainability, having recently completed their first Homestar project. It's part of an undertaking to achieve a Homestar rating on all new dwellings in their development.

21 dwellings have been awarded a 6-star rating in the first stage of their Foxbridge Retirement Village development in Hamilton, with an Innovation Point awarded for contaminated land remediation. 

“This rating provides assurance that Bupa Foxbridge is quality - warmer, drier, healthier. This is great news for New Zealanders as our population ages and we are wanting healthier and warmer aged care options” – Andrew Eagles, NZGBC CEO.

This fantastic achievement supports Bupa’s goal to create healthy and sustainable communities that improve the health of the residents and reduce the impact on the environment. Jamie Gibson, the Head of Property Development at Bupa is proud of their achievement and says this is just the beginning.

“We have some exciting care home and village developments in the pipeline across New Zealand and we’ll be striving to build a Level 7 Homestar very soon. This will continue our commitment to building care homes and villages that keep in warmth and are overall healthier for our residents.”

Watch this space for future Homestar ratings in Ashford, Totara Gardens, Napier, Parkstone, and Fergusson.

Project summary

Location: Foxbridge Retirement Village, 60 Minogue Drive,Te Rapa, Hamilton

Number of units: 21

Project owner: Bupa

Ratings: 6 Homestar Built Rating

Project team

Architect: Ikon

Bupa design managers: Peter Kerrigan and Melda Walsh

Bupa project manager: Andy Cook

Bupa project leadership: Richard Stephenson and David Tilley

Main contractor: Classic Builders

Homestar assessor: Alex Reiche, Building Excellence Group

Mechanical engineer: Degree AC

Fire, hydraulics and energy efficiency: Cosgroves Ltd

Acoustics: Acoustic Engineering Services

Other contributions to this Homestar rating include:
  • No steel penetrations through the thermal envelope
  • LED lighting selections throughout
  • Water efficient showers, toilets & tapware
  • Stormwater managed using a swale 

Andrew Eagles, CEO of NZGBC presents the 6 Homestar project certificate to Jamie Gibson, Head of Property Development at Bupa.