Christchurch, New Zealand, 18th October 2019: Pic’s Peanut Butter World in Nelson has taken home the coveted Supreme Excellence Award at tonight’s Property Council Southern Excellence Awards. The 2500 square metre building, which houses a factory, café and store, was also the recipient of the Resene Urban Design Award.
Pic’s Peanut Butter World is “a landmark building and a shining example of great urban design,” say the judges. “The impact this one building has had on the community and wider region would not have been possible without the collaboration of Coman Holdings as the landowner and developer, and Picot Productions as the tenant. This relationship, the vision, the design, the workmanship and the ensuing success are to be celebrated.”
The awards, which are now in their fifth year, recognise excellence in people in property, and are open to Property Council members and non-members in the South Island. This year 19 nominations were received across seven categories, with more than 450 people attending the awards dinner at Wigram Air Force Museum this evening.
Property Council’s South Island Branch President, Roger Davidson, says the high calibre of nominations for this year’s awards demonstrates passion and commitment to the industry. “It’s fantastic to celebrate the people behind the buildings and acknowledge their contribution to our communities.”
The Greenwood Roche Young Achiever of the Year Award went to Cantabrian, Jeremy McAlister, from The Project Office. Judges cited Jeremy’s self-awareness, humility and ongoing contribution to the property sector. “Jeremy embodies what this award seeks to recognise and is without a doubt, a leader of the future.”
The Best Team Award was presented to the University of Otago’s Hayward College Refurbishment Team which was led by Logic Group. The $11 million project was completed in just 14 weeks to ensure it was ready for students returning for the 2019 academic year. Judges were impressed with the team’s collaboration on innovative solutions and “the amazing culture that ensured buy in from everyone working on the project.”
Marlborough based Ant Clarke, was named Property Professional of the Year. Mr Clarke who owns two construction companies, has helped to lift the level of residential accommodation for migrant vineyard workers. Judges cited him as “truly inspirational, setting out to solve a major problem and taking leadership throughout the whole process.”
The Anderson Lloyd Judges’ Choice Award went to Camia Young, the Founding Partner of Ohu, a community minded property development company. Camia is the mind behind Collett’s Corner, a multi-use development planned for Lyttelton’s main street made famous for its unique approach to development funding. Judges cited Camia’s vision to create connections and communities, to think outside the box and to inspire change.
The Kirk Roberts Long Service Award was presented to Gordon Craig, who has led multiple award-winning developments in the South Island. Mr Craig was also a member of the Urban Search and Rescue teams following the Christchurch earthquakes.