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Design experts join forces to preserve and enhance Bendemeer

Design experts join forces to preserve and enhance Bendemeer’s character

Queenstown, July 10, 2014 - A team of design experts has been formed to preserve the beauty and outstanding natural landscape of Queenstown’s leading residential lifestyle development Bendemeer.

Management company, Bendemeer Management Ltd (BML), has selected top Queenstown architects and landscape architects to form the Bendemeer Design Committee as the high-quality rural development continues to grow.

Comprising Warren & Mahoney director Ian Adamson, McAuliffe Stevens Registered Architects principal and director Preston Stevens, Baxter Design Group director Brooke Mitchell and LAND Landscape Architects senior landscape architect Joanna Dey, the new committee will facilitate and assist the process of design applications for Bendemeer landowners so that Bendemeer’s design philosophy is protected and enhanced.

Previously, the directors of BML gave design advice to landowners and architects before and during the building process. Advice is centred on the Bendemeer Covenant, which was created as part of Bendemeer’s original resource consent. As the development grows and more properties are being built, the time has come to engage specialists, BML property manager Nicole Timney says.

“By introducing professional assistance with registered architects and landscape architects, Bendemeer Management Ltd and the greater Bendemeer community will be assured of continuity and design integrity in regards to the covenant,” she says.

The Bendemeer Design Committee offers objective advice and does not intend to influence a particular style or built solution.

“The design controls that the Committee acknowledges will provide guidelines to future homeowners so that the overall design vision to preserve and enhance the character of Bendemeer is retained for the future,” Timney says.

“Once a landowner purchases their land we encourage them to meet the Design Committee onsite before they commence their design and build process. Once their design application is lodged, landowners pay a small fee and the committee offers advice to ensure a smooth consent process, ultimately making it easy for Bendemeer residents,” Timney adds.

Bendemeer has experienced a period of rapid growth over the past year and is now fostering a community of passionate landowners. Twelve months ago, Bendemeer had one complete home and two full-time residents. Now, Bendemeer has three complete homes, five homes under construction and another three in the planning/design stage.

“It is moving away from a start-up development into a neighbourhood of likeminded individuals who all enjoy what Bendemeer has to offer,” Timney says.

About Bendemeer and Bendemeer Management Limited
Bendemeer is a 130ha premium residential farm estate located between Queenstown and Arrowtown, New Zealand. Offering a limited number of exceptional home sites and a unique rural lifestyle opportunity, it is a master-planned development, protected by a covenant. Bendemeer is designed to ensure that all lot owners enjoy both a private house estate site and the natural beauty of the whole property. Bendemeer combines a spectacular landscape with views of mountains and lakes on a scale rarely available. The principal objective for the development of Bendemeer is to preserve the size and quality of its natural assets and make them available to a small group of landowners to enjoy collectively. The common land at Bendemeer is administered by Bendemeer Management Limited (BML). Each owner of a property also has one share in BML. Currently, BML has three directors: Alistair Jeffery, Luise Lockwood and Geof Harp. For more information, please visit the Bendemeer website.


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