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Property Awards Excitement is Building

MEDIA RELEASE
16 April 2014

Property Awards Excitement is Building

Everyone wants to be the best but there can only be one!

Competition is fierce in New Zealand’s most prestigious commercial property awards. Finalists from Kawakawa to Dunedin will soon discover if their developments are the ‘best of the best’ in New Zealand.

The long running and highly respected Property Council New Zealand Rider Levett Bucknall Property Industry Awards will be held on 6 June. It will reveal New Zealand’s finest developments for 2014 – ending a judging process spanning more than three months. Judges have selected a total of 64 finalists in categories ranging from office, retail and industrial properties, through to education and arts, tourism and leisure, urban land and heritage projects.

Property Council’s chief executive Connal Townsend says as the event draws near, excitement is building.

“Property Council is really thrilled by the calibre of entrants in this year’s awards which demonstrate the scope of talent, innovation and building technology in this country. Tickets have already sold out, and we are set to host more than a thousand industry delegates as we celebrate their ground-breaking feats.”

The judging process is rigorous and thorough with a panel of judges making site visits, and reviewing properties against stringent submission criteria. This process is overseen by Convenor of the judging panel, John Dunn, who believes this year’s entrants are in a league of their own.

“The judges have again been impressed with the variety of entries received and the consistent quality throughout all entry categories and geographical regions,”

“A noticeable feature of this year’s entries is the increasing awareness of seismic issues and the initiatives being undertaken to achieve the required levels of compliance while recognising the aesthetic and financial requirements of a successful development.”

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. The Supreme Award offers the greatest recognition to the best commercial property development 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 deserve recognition.

A black tie awards gala dinner and ceremony on Friday 6 June at the Viaduct Events Centre in Auckland will announce and honour all award winners.


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About Property Council New Zealand
Property Council is New Zealand’s commercial property voice. Property Council represents New Zealand's office, industrial, retail, property funds and multi-unit residential property owners, investors and managers. Property Council’s branches throughout the country represent some of the largest commercial property portfolios in Auckland, Waikato, Bay of Plenty, Wellington, East Coast/Hawkes Bay and the South Island and Otago region, the value of which exceeds billions.


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2014 FINALISTS:

Arrow International Multi-Unit Residential Property Award

132 Vincent Street Auckland
Garrison Henshaw Auckland
Carlaw Park Student Village Auckland
Kensington Park Auckland

Coffey Education and Arts Property Award

Knox College Dunedin
AUT Sir Paul Reeves Building Auckland
New Zealand Management Academy Auckland
Paul Keane Gymnasium, St Mary's College Auckland
Victoria University of Wellington Campus Hub Wellington
Wellsford War Memorial Library Wellsford
Te Mirumiru (Childcare) Kawakawa

Hawkins Construction Heritage and Adaptive Reuses
Property Award

132 Vincent Street Auckland
Knox College Dunedin
Speight’s Brewery Dunedin
Tauranga Central Police Station Tauranga
Allendale House and Annexe Auckland
Harbour City Centre Wellington
SPCA Wellington (formerly Fever Hospital) Wellington
Fort Street Area Upgrade Auckland
Registry Building Christchurch

Hays Commercial Office Property Award

The Crossing, Highbrook Business Park Auckland
Te Puni Kōkiri Wellington
PwC Centre Hamilton
ASB North Wharf Auckland
Genesis Energy Auckland
Mystery Creek Hamilton
2 & 4 Fred Thomas Drive Auckland
Grant Thornton House Wellington
GHD Centre Auckland
Registry Building Christchurch
Three35 Christchurch

Holmes Consulting Group Tourism and Leisure Property Award

Air Force Museum of New Zealand Christchurch
Carlton Christchurch
Muriwai Surf Lifesaving Club Auckland

Natural Habitats Urban Land Developments Property Award

Outdoor Gallery / The Esplanade Auckland
St Kilda Cambridge Cambridge
RCG Retail Property Award

Countdown Lincoln Road, Henderson Auckland
New World Birkenhead Auckland
Farro Fresh Retail Development, Grey Lynn Auckland

Resene Green Building Property Award

Te Puni Kōkiri Wellington
Victoria University of Wellington Campus Hub Wellington
ASB North Wharf Auckland
Te Uru Taumatua Taneatua, Bay of Plenty
Te Mirumiru (Childcare) Kawakawa
GHD Centre Auckland
Wellsford War Memorial Library Auckland

Trends Publishing Industrial Property Award

Torpedo 7 Distribution Centre Hamilton
Speight’s Brewery Dunedin
FLEX Auckland
Mainstream Building Auckland
Panasonic Building Auckland
Signode Packaging Group Auckland
Ceres Organics Auckland

Warren and Mahoney Special Purpose Property Award

Waikato District Health Board - Older Persons and
Rehabilitation Services Hamilton
Tauranga Central Police Station Tauranga
Elective Surgery Centre, Waitemata District Health Board Auckland
HVDC Pole 3 (Haywards and Benmore) Wellington
Kāpiti Coast District Council Civic Administration Building Wellington
The Clinical Services Building, Middlemore Hospital Auckland
Undergraduate Laboratory, 303 Building Auckland
Te Uru Taumatua Taneatua, Bay of Plenty
Christchurch Transitional Cathedral Christchurch
Waiata House Masterton
Wiri Electric Train Maintenance and Stabling Facility (Wiri Depot) Auckland


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