Exceptional developments take out top property prizes

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Waste Management New Zealand’s new Auckland headquarters beat 114 other nominees to take home the Resene Green Building Award, the CBRE Industrial Property Award and the Rider Levett Bucknall Supreme Award at the 2020 Property Council New Zealand Rider Levett Bucknall Property Industry Awards. 

Together with the Property Council New Zealand, Rider Levett Bucknall (RLB) is passionate about promoting and celebrating leading practice in the property sector.

‘The standard of excellence in the New Zealand property industry is extremely high once again, and all the shortlisted projects deserve recognition. Judging the Property Council New Zealand Property Industry Awards is always difficult, and 2020 was no exception. In fact, they deserve extra success given the challenges everybody has faced this year. The outstanding projects nominated deserve full acclaim. Thank you to all the organisations who participated, and our sincere and heartfelt congratulations to all teams on the successful projects recognised this year,’ says RLB in Auckland Director Richard Anderson

RLB is honoured to have provided commercial success towards 15 winning projects in the 2020 Property Industry Awards.

Defence House, Wellington

RCP Commercial Office Property Award ‘Best in Category’

‘The enhancement and expansion of the site has provided for truly contemporary utilisation of a formerly drab area.’ – Bevan Hartley

University of Waikato, Tauranga Campus

Greenstone Group Education Property Award ‘Best in Category’

‘The benchmark facility mixes simplicity and complexity, and is an excellent example of bi-cultural design and collaboration.’ – Chris Haines

Te Omanga Hospice, Lower Hutt

FAGERHULT NZ Health and Medical Property Award ‘Best in Category’

‘The community had a strong emotional attachment to the old building, so it was up to the team behind the new one to make it as amazing as possible. We are absolutely honoured to have been part of this beautiful and humbling project.’ – Tony Sutherland

Christchurch Town Hall Conservation Project, Christchurch

NAYLOR LOVE Heritage and Adaptive Reuses Property Award ‘Best in Category’

‘The finished successful project demonstrates the high level of dedication shown from a very specialist team of consultants and contractors.’ – Malcolm Timms

The University of Auckland Faculty of Engineering, Auckland

Greenstone Group Education Property Award ‘Excellence’

‘This is a project that will contribute significantly to the development of a high-tech future for New Zealand.’ – Chris Haines

Inflight Logistics Warehouse, Auckland

Resene Green Building Property Award ‘Excellence’

CBRE Industrial Property Award ‘Merit’

‘The high-tech building meshes resilience and sustainability with the demand for world-class technology and data storage.’ – Richard Anderson

National Biocontainment Laboratory, Wellington

Fagerhult Health and Medical Property Award ‘Excellence’

‘This complex project was borne through strong partnerships between international and local teams, to enable MPI to protect New Zealand’s multi-billion-dollar primary industry.’ – Tony Sutherland

The University of Auckland ‘Old Arts Building’, Auckland

Naylor Love Heritage and Adaptive Reuses Property Award ‘Excellence’

‘The respectful restoration of this significant site required purposeful design, remarkable engineering solutions, and careful execution.’ – Hamish Dackers

Westfield Newmarket, Auckland

Yardi Retail Property Award ‘Excellence’

‘The team behind this giant worked tirelessly to deliver an inspiring retail, food and lifestyle destination. It is always exciting to see a project of this size come to fruition.’ – Geoff Speck

Victoria University Maru, Wellington

Greenstone Group Education Property Award ‘Merit’

The fit-for-purpose, fresh and stylish working and learning environment is a terrific addition to the university’s growing collection of impressively versatile spaces.’ – Tony Sutherland

The Faculty of Dentistry, Manurewa

FAGERHULT NZ Health and Medical Property Award ‘Merit’

‘The state-of-the-art facility will help meet health needs in the local community, while providing students with wide-ranging learning opportunities.’ – Chris Haines

North Shore Surgical Centre, Auckland

FAGERHULT NZ Health and Medical Property Award ‘Merit’

‘The new surgical centre shows a real commitment to the local community and will help manage growing demand in the district.’ – Richard Anderson

Air New Zealand Auckland Regional Lounge, Auckland

HOLMES GROUP Tourism and Leisure Property Award ‘Merit’

‘The team worked hard to provide an expansive new space which offers comfort and the usual excellence you would expect from Air New Zealand.’ – Richard Anderson

Dark Sky project Tekapō Observatory, Christchurch

HOLMES GROUP Tourism and Leisure Property Award ‘Merit’

‘The largest gold standard dark sky reserve in the world, the Dark Sky Project’s new base provides a genuine connection between the natural environment, culture, science and experience.’ – Malcolm Timms

Wanaka Community Pool, Wanaka

HOLMES GROUP Tourism and Leisure Property Award ‘Merit’

‘Sport and recreation hubs, like Wanaka Recreation Centre, improve the wellbeing of our community and provide a real uplift for the region.’ – Tony Tudo