Knox Future Development
The homes on our Ranfurly Road, Epsom site were originally developed in 1974 after moving from the original site in the St Johns area. The perceived needs of our residents five decades ago, let alone back in 1911 when the original home was built, are much different now.
Since 2008, the Knox Home Trust Board has focused on improving and developing the home to contemporary demands with the philosophies of the Eden Alternative firmly in mind. Not only is there is a need to provide the best facilities we can but also to optimise use of our site.
Our Master Plan for the whole site includes the replacement of Totara Home and part of Rimu Home. Long term planning also includes consideration for the replacement of Kowhai and Rimu homes. Key components of this planning is our commitment to Knox values, the Eden Alternative and the Knox Home Trust Deed. This is balanced by the commercial imperative to grow a community that remains sustainable into the future.
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2021: New Puka and Totara Homes
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After a long development phase, we have received Resource Consent for the proposed 64-bed Totara Home which will replace the current Totara and Puka Homes and part of Rimu Home. We are currently awaiting approval of the Building Consent.
The site plan appearing on this page shows the location of both new Puka and Totara Homes. Puka Home sits on a new area of land between Reception, the carpark and Griffin Avenue providing a substantial expansion to the whole Knox site.
It was essential that we developed replacement accommodation for those residents in the ‘old’ homes before demolition took place. Consequently, the Knox Home Trust Board made the decision to build a new Puka Home on a site adjoining the main carpark which was completed in December 2021.
Puka Home is home to 37 residents within two homes, Harakeke and Kawakawa. All accommodation is on a single level with large open-plan lounge, dining and kitchen spaces. All bedrooms open to substantial decking and landscaped gardens.
Puka residents will have the option to be moved to back to the new Totara Home upon its completion. When we begin, construction is likely to take approximately 18 months.
The new Totara Home will be a substantial two-level home allowing Knox to provide high standards of resident comfort and care.
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Innovative and unmatched in Auckland
Bright, modern and generous, Puriri Home offers residents atmosphere, comfort and independence.
Two light-filled levels with 21 large bedrooms, private and shared decks, fully equipped kitchens, and cosy living rooms.
2019: Puriri Home
New 23-bed Puriri Home sits on the corner of Market and Ranfurly Roads was officially opened on 22 May 2019. Built on two levels, with a lift and stairs, it is home to two new households.
We have minimised wasted space in circulation areas so that living spaces and flow are maximised. The design focuses on generous shared living spaces with wonderful light and neighbourhood views.
Uniquely, two of the new bedrooms offered are double suites for couples or perhaps siblings who both need care. All rooms have ensuite bathrooms.
Each household has its own open plan kitchen, comfortably furnished dining and lounge rooms as well as a cosy fireplace.
Residents have full use of the kitchen to prepare drinks, snacks or even full meals if they choose. The dining table is social central where residents can catch up with other residents as a group or they can invite their own families or friends in to share. Meals are still catered by the Knox chef.
Award-winning Nikau Home
Nikau Home was winner of the 2015 New-Zealand Aged Care Association ‘Built and Grown Environment’ Award.
Nikau Home presents a new way of living in hospital care with homely surroundings and features enabling the care team to provide residents with just the right level of care and support for living as independently as possible.