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Shopping centres take centre stage at the Property Council New Zealand awards

Representatives from the developers behind New Zealand’s most exciting shopping centres and retail sites gathered at Auckland’s Spark Area to celebrate the Property Council New Zealand Rider Levett Bucknall Property Industry Awards 2017 in style.

t the black-tie event on Friday, Sistema’s new industrial manufacturing facility in Mangere, Auckland, won the coveted Supreme Award. Chief judge Andrew Evans described the 55,000 square metre facility as world-class.

“The functionality of the design ensures a smooth and logical flow of materials, people, and resources through the production process, facilitating the efficient operation of a world-class business,” he said.

More than 1500 property professionals attended the awards.

The finalists for the RCG Retail Property Award were:

  • Caro’s Grey Lynn (Auckland)
  • David Jones (Wellington)
  • Papamoa Plaza (Tauranga)
  • Whangaparoa Retail Centre (Auckland)

Of these, Whangaparoa Retail Centre received a ‘Merit’ award. It's owned by FML Retail Limited and Foodstuffs North Island, and was developed by Foodstuffs North Island. New World is the site's anchor tenant, and it also houses 16 further retail tenants in two blocks covering 2.15 hectares.

RCG managing director John Long said that the lack of a ‘Best in Category’ or ‘Excellence’ award in the retail category should not be seen as evidence of low standards in retail developments, saying RCG believed retail property and shopping centres were doing well.

 “There can be an array of reasons why people in the retail industry do not enter the awards, it is as simple as the timing of the awards does not match the completion of projects,” Long says. “There are a number of outstanding new retail centres and expansions to retail centres that are likely to be entered in next year’s awards.”

“We have sponsored the “retail category” for a number of years and felt the turnout at the PCNZ Awards on Friday was fantastic and we are proud to be part of the celebrations.”

Other winners at the awards night are:

Arrow International Multi-Unit Residential Property Award

Chambers and Station (Auckland) – Best in Category

The Dylan Apartments (Auckland) – Excellence

55 Symonds Street (Auckland) – Merit

Boulcott Conference Suites & Apartments (Wellington) - Merit

GIB Education and Property Award

Samuel Marsden Collegiate School - Te Manawa o te Kura (Wellington) – Best in Category

AUT Building MH (Auckland) – Excellence

Te Ara o Mauao, Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology (Tauranga) – Excellence

Haeata Community Campus (Christchurch) - Merit

Rolleston College (Christchurch) - Merit

St Andrews College Centennial Chapel (Christchurch) - Merit

Tarawera High School (Kawerau) -  Merit

Holmes Consulting Group Tourism and Leisure Property Award

Adina Hotel (Auckland) – Best in Category

Vector Wero Whitewater Park (Auckland) - Excellence

RCG Retail Property Award

Whangaparaoa Retail Centre (Auckland) - Merit

Yardi Industrial Property Award

Sistema Manufacturing Facility (Auckland) - Best in Category

Big Chill Supersite (Auckland) – Excellence

Coca Cola Amatil (Auckland) – Excellence

Emerson’s Brewery and Taproom (Dunedin) – Merit

Red Stag Timber Sawmill (Rotorua) – Merit

The Warehouse Limited South Island Distribution Centre (Christchurch) - Merit

Warren and Mahoney Civic and Arts Property Award

Len Lye Centre & Govett-Brewster Art Gallery (New Plymouth) – Best in Category

ASB Waterfront Theatre (Auckland) – Excellence

Manu Tukutuku – Randwick Park Pavillion (Auckland) – Merit

Redcliffs Library (Christchurch) - Merit

Fagerhult NZ Health and Medical Property Award

Manaaki by Mercy (Dunedin) – Best in Category

Burwood Hospital Redevelopment (Christchurch) – Excellence

St John Christchurch Ambulance Hub (Christchurch) - Merit

Hawkins Heritage and Adaptive Reuses Property Award

Australis Nathan Buildings (Auckland) – Best in Category

Chambers and Station (Auckland) – Excellence

Mason Bros (Auckland) – Excellence

Good Union (Cambridge) - Merit

St Kevin’s Arcade (Auckland) - Merit

The Christchurch Club (Christchurch) - Merit

Natural Habitats Urban Land Developments Property Award

Daventry Street and Tōrea Place (Auckland) - Merit

RCP Commercial Office Property Award

PwC Centre (Christchurch) – Best in Category

133 Molesworth Street (Wellington) – Excellence

Australis Nathan Buildings (Auckland) – Merit

Mason Bros (Auckland) - Merit

Resene Green Building Property Award

ASB Waterfront Theatre (Auckland) – Best in Category

New Shoots Children’s Centre & Source Café Pakuranga – Excellence

133 Molesworth Street (Wellington) - Merit

Property Council Members’ Laureate -  John Dunn

This story first appeared atThe Register.

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