Waikato properties recognised in prestigious Property Industry Awards



Two Waikato properties shared four awards at tonight’s 2022 Property Council New Zealand Rider Levett Bucknall Property Industry Awards – including two Best in Category accolades.

Winning two Excellence and Best in Category Awards was Profile Group’s Hautapu HQ in Cambridge, with the Resene Green Building Award and CBRE Industrial Property Award. The project also received a Merit in the RCP Commercial Office Property Award category.

The judges noted the commitment to deliver on Appropriate Holding’s pledge to sustainability was evident from the design stage through to construction and ongoing operation. The project team worked together to influence every part of the supply chain and think differently for the benefit of the environment, community, employees, and future economic benefit.

Also a winner in the Industrial Property Award was IAG Repairhub in Hamilton, awarded Merit.

These awards have a broad and robust judging criteria that make them truly unique, with nominees assessed for how the development tracked against financial estimates, owner and user satisfaction, as well as its design, construction and sustainability.

There were 83 entries for 69 developments vying for the top accolade, culminating in New Zealand’s largest gala dinner with more than 1,500 guests hosted at Auckland’s Spark Arena this evening.

The evening’s Supreme Award went to HomeGround. The complex designed to give homeless people a hand up, won hands down. Owned and developed by Auckland City Mission, the 12,000sqm, 11-storey multi-purpose development was also named the Best in Category and awarded Excellence in the Kāinga Ora Community and Affordable Housing category, and Excellence in the Resene Green Building Property category.

The judges applauded how HomeGround delivered on the needs of multi-purpose users, and they said that while it was hard to integrate mixed-use, the result was exceptional.

It is New Zealand’s first model of single-site supportive housing for people needing housing, food and low-cost medical services. Stevens Lawson Architects was commissioned to design a building that treats users with respect and dignity and welcomes all Aucklanders.

Property Council chief executive Leonie Freeman described it as “a genuine example of how a building can be not only a roof over our head, but a safe haven for those in need”.

Wellington’s shared space, The Generator, took two Excellence and Best in Category Awards – in  the RCP Commercial Office Property Award and the Naylor Love Heritage and Adaptive Reuses Award – for the redevelopment of 30 Waring-Taylor, an iconic building dating back to 1927. It was also given an Excellence in the Resene Green Building Property Award.

Redeveloping a single dwelling property into a five-storey building with 32 apartments culminated in Modal in Mt Albert, Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland, winning Excellence and Best in Category in the Templeton Multi Unit Residential Property Award category.

Christchurch’s new Convention Centre, Te Pae – boasting 28,000sqm of floor area, a 1,400-seat tiered auditorium, a 2,800sqm exhibition space, a 1,800-seat banquet space as well as state-of-the-art audio visual, ICT, and rigging provisions – was the Warren and Mahoney Civic, Health & Arts Property Award winner.

The Holmes Tourism and Leisure Property Award went to Cordis Hotel’s new 17-storey landmark Pinnacle Tower. Mixed-use commercial building The Rise in Titirangi Village, Auckland, won the Yardi Retail Property Award.

Other winning projects included Christchurch’s Te Aratai College (formerly known as Linwood College), that won the Greenstone Group Education Property Award.

Freeman acknowledged all the nominees’ tenacity, with many of the projects being delivered throughout a period of lockdowns and economic uncertainty.

“These awards showcase what can happen when you marry courageous vision with the can-do attitude of passionate people. The result is not only remarkable buildings but properties, precincts and cities that have a positive impact on our communities.”



For more information and winner’s contact details please contact:
Hayley McLarin | Compelling PR | 027 559 1172 | hayley@compellingpr.co.nz


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