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Competition fierce in esteemed commercial property awards

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24.05.2013

Competition fierce in esteemed commercial property awards

Finalists nationwide from Kaitaia to Wanaka will soon discover if their commercial property developments are the ‘best of the best’ in New Zealand.

On Friday June 7, the Property Council New Zealand Rider Levett Bucknall Property Industry Awards will reveal New Zealand’s finest developments for 2013 – ending a judging process spanning more than three months. Judges have selected a total of 78 finalists in categories ranging from office, retail and industrial properties, through to education and arts, tourism and leisure, urban and heritage projects.

Property Council’s chief executive Connal Townsend said excitement is building for the awards evening. “Finalist information and judging scores are kept under lock and key as the panel makes its final decision of who will take home the coveted Supreme award. Tickets to the gala dinner event sold out in less than two weeks and we are set for 1000 industry members to join us as we celebrate and award excellence.”

New Zealand’s long-running Property Council New Zealand Rider Levett Bucknall Awards are the country’s most esteemed commercial property awards, and acknowledge properties that add real value to New Zealand’s built environment.

Chief Judge John Dunn ensures each property goes through a rigorous and fair judging process. The judging panel complete site visits of each and every finalist, and review properties against stringent submission criteria.

Evaluation criteria include economic and financial factors, project vision and innovation (including degree of difficulty), design and construction, owner and user satisfaction, and sustainability and efficiency of operation.

Only the highest scoring property in each category, and recognised with a Best in Category award, is eligible for the coveted Supreme award – a change established in 2012 to provide greater recognition to the best commercial property developments in New Zealand.

Excellence awards go to properties that best meet the judging criteria, and Merit awards go to properties with a special distinction that deserves recognition.

A black tie awards gala dinner and ceremony on Friday 7 June 2013 at the Viaduct Events Centre in Auckland will announce and honour all award winners.
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2013 Finalists:
Arrow International Multi-Unit Residential Property Award

Cashel Street and Nursery Road Residencies Christchurch
Kensington Park Auckland
Regent Park Apartments Wellington

Coffey Education and Arts Property Award
Carterton Events Centre Carterton
EIT Te Manga Maori Napier
Hobsonville Point Primary School Auckland
Massey University Student Amenities Centre Auckland
Sacred Heart College Performing Arts Centre Lower Hutt
St Cuthberts College Performing Arts Centre Auckland
Saint Kentigern College MacFarlan Centre Auckland
Te Aro Hihiko - College of Creative Arts Wellington
Te Kōputu a te Whanga a Toi: Whakatane Library and Exhibition Centre Whakatane
Te Kura Kaupapa Maori o Pukemiro Kaitaia
The Edge ASB Theatre Auckland
University of Auckland, Building 303 Auckland
University of Auckland, Grafton Campus, Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences Auckland
University of Waikato, College Halls CHC and CHD Hamilton
WelTec School of Hospitality and Le Cordon Bleu NZ Institute Wellington

Hawkins Construction Heritage and Adaptive Reuses Property Award
Abbeville Estate Auckland
Carterton Events Centre Carterton
National Library of New Zealand Wellington
New Regent Street Collaborative Reconstruction Project Christchurch
Old AMP Society Building Wellington
Te Kōputu a te Whanga a Toi: Whakatane Library and Exhibition Centre Whakatane
Tepid Baths Redevelopment Auckland
The Imperial Buildings Auckland
The RCP Building Auckland
WelTec School of Hospitality and Le Cordon Bleu NZ Institute Wellington

Hays Commercial Office Property Award
AECOM House Auckland
ANZ Business Centre Tauranga
ANZ Centre Auckland
Beca House Auckland
BRANZ Redevelopment Porirua
Geyser Auckland
Microsoft Wellington Office Wellington
New Lynn Merchant Quarter, Building A Auckland
Quad5 Auckland
The Imperial Buildings Auckland
The RCP Building Auckland

Holmes Consulting Group Tourism and Leisure Property Award
Caroline Bay Trust Aoraki Centre Timaru
Christchurch Airport terminal building Christchurch
ibis budget Hotel Auckland Airport Auckland
ibis Hotel Christchurch Christchurch
South Waikato Sport and Events Centre Tokoroa
Wellington Zoo Trust, New Asia Precinct Wellington
Western Springs Association Football Club, Pavilion Extension and Refurbishment Auckland

Natural Habitats Urban Land Developments Property Award
Coast Papamoa Beach Tauranga
Peninsula Bay Wanaka
Sarona Park Tauranga
Stonefields Stage Four and Wetlands Auckland

RCG Retail Property Award
Barrington Christchurch
Countdown Newtown Wellington
Countdown Warkworth Warkworth
Fresh Choice Greytown Greytown
McDonald's Christchurch Airport Restaurant Christchurch
New Regent Street Collaborative Reconstruction Project Christchurch
St Martins New World Supermarket Christchurch

Resene Green Building Property Award
AECOM House Auckland
BRANZ Redevelopment Porirua
Caroline Bay Trust Aoraki Centre Timaru
Geyser Auckland
Te Kura Kaupapa Maori o Pukemiro Kaitaia

Trends Publishing Industrial Property Award
ABB Napier, Centre of Excellence for Power Electronics' Development Napier
Blum NZ Auckland
CEVA Logistics Auckland
Paykel Building Auckland
Supercheap Auto Manakau Auckland
Toll Global Forwarding Auckland

Warren and Mahoney Special Purpose Property Award
Albany Junior High Community Dental Clinic Auckland
AUT Millennium Institute of Sport and Health Auckland
National Library of New Zealand Wellington
New Lynn Merchant Quarter - Building B Auckland
North Harbour Stadium Broadcast Tower Auckland
Ronald McDonald House Wellington Wellington
Scion Laboratory Upgrade Rotorua
Tepid Baths Redevelopment Auckland
Unitec Te Noho Kotahitanga Marae, wharenui and wharekai Auckland
Victory Christian Church Auckland

Thanks to our judging panel:
John Dunn, Principal, John Dunn Property Consultancy
Paul Keane, Executive Chairman, RCG
Sean Molloy, Director, Extensor Advisory
Ron Macdonald, Director Valuation and Advisory, Jones Lang LaSalle
Richard Anderson, Director, Rider Levett Bucknall
Barry Copeland, Director, Copeland Associates Architects
Adrian Muir, Technical Director, Aurecon
Rob Hutchison, Chief Executive, Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei Whai Rawa
New Zealand Green Building Council Technical Committee

ENDS

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