RLB’s 85 Fort Street Auckland wins

June 27, 2016.

RLB’s 85 Fort Street Auckland wins

85 Fort Street Auckland has won the Hawkins Heritage and Adaptive Reuses Property Award at this year’s Property Council of New Zealand / Rider Levett Bucknall Property Industry Awards.

This is one of 14 RLB projects to be recognised on the evening, having provided cost management and quantity surveying services on the project. The RLB project team was led by Auckland Director, Bob Buskin.

Mr Buskin commented, ‘85 Fort Street is an exceptional restoration project, integrating an early 1900’s warehouse and a classic 1960’s office tower. The outcome is a modern, functional and highly sought-after commercial offering that preserves Auckland’s history, well deserving of its status as a 2016 winner.’

Located in the heart of downtown, 85 Fort Street is at the centre of Auckland City’s redevelopment of the CBD.

Developed by Bledisloe Property Group, the building is a 913-square-metre ‘L’ shaped site, comprising the nine-storey Chelsea House and the adjacent single-storey H.E. Shacklock Warehouse building. The cumulative GFA of the two buildings is 3,625 square metres.

The refurbishment project involves buildings from two important eras of Auckland’s commercial activity and architecture, whilst providing a modern, functional and desired commercial offering that preserves and promotes Auckland’s history. It blends the finest building representation from the early 1900s and the 1960s, with modern services and technology.

The Property Council New Zealand / Rider Levett Bucknall Property Industry Awards celebrate innovation and leading practice within New Zealand’s property development and investment industries.

RLB has partnered with the Property Council New Zealand to present the awards program for more than 18 years.

The 2016 winners were announced on 17 June at a gala dinner at Vector Arena in Auckland, attended by over 1,500 people.

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With a network that covers the globe and a heritage spanning over two centuries, Rider Levett Bucknall is a leading independent organisation in cost management and quantity surveying, project management and advisory services.

Our achievements are renowned: from the early days of pioneering quantity surveying, to landmark projects such as the Sydney Opera House, HSBC Headquarters Building in Hong Kong, the 2012 London Olympic Games and CityCenter in Las Vegas.

We continue this successful legacy with our dedication to the value, quality and sustainability of the built environment. Our innovative thinking, global reach, and flawless execution push the boundaries. Taking ambitious projects from an idea to reality.