New Zealand Commercial Design Trends Series NZ Commercial Design Trends Vol. 30/6 - Page 90

PROPERTY COUNCIL NZ RIDER LEVETT BUCKNALL AWARDS 2014 NATURAL HABITATS LANDSCAPE URBAN LANDSCAPE DEVELOPMENT PROPERTY AWARD EXCELLENCE AWARD ST KILDA, CAMBRIDGE – BEST IN CATEGORY PROPERTY COUNCIL NEW ZEALAND RIDER LEVETT BUCKNALL Property Industry Awards 2013 St Kilda, Cambridge is an 80ha development with 285 large sections that have strict covenants to encourage energy and environmental efficiency. Wetlands and public reserves cover 20% of the site, and there are 18km of cycleways and footpaths. The subdivision includes a 67-villa and 80- bed hospital care facility built by Bupa. The subdivision is designed to deliver a feeling of space, with the average section size being 1600m² and the maximum site coverage 700m². The development has a community-focused commercial centre at its heart. The developer accomplished several New Zealand firsts during construction, including undergrounding Transpower lines and extensively using GPS construction technology. The original market value of the land was $4m and the finished St Kilda development will have an estimated $80m retail value (incl GST). Judges’ Comments The 80ha development has been outstandingly successful from both a marketing and financial viewpoint. It creates a new benchmark for land development in the region. We congratulate the developer on achieving a number of challenging initiatives, including the first undergrounding of Transpower lines. 88 search | save | share at OWNER AND DEVELOPER Mike and Matt Smith ARCHITECT Lafferty Architectural Design PROJECT MANAGER Matt Smith SERVICES ENGINEER Beca QUANTITY SURVEYOR Cogswell Surveyors CONSTRUCTION COMPANY C and R Developments