Property Industry Awards for Greenstone Group
The Property Awards are an annual celebration for those in the property industry. It is a night of glamour, recognition, and achievement. Greenstone Group joined those in the industry to celebrate and we are proud to have won some awards. We love transforming property ideas into a reality and winning these awards showcases the quality of the projects our team is producing.
Te Ara o Mauao
Greenstone Group were awarded Excellence in Education for the Project Management of Te Ara o Mauao, Toi Ohomai’s new modern tertiary learning environment. Comprising of 3,500m2 it encompasses various learning spaces for approximately 700 students. The facility and adjacent landscape was designed as a part of a wider Campus Development Plan for the Windermere Campus.
The concept of a collaborative urban lane way has underpinned the design of both; interior spaces and building form. Te Ara o Mauao boasts elaborate modern learning spaces and incorporates social environments. These spaces are connected and blended across a central 3 story atrium or ‘Learning Laneway’ (Nga Ara).
Te Ara o Mauao’s design was inspired by creative urban concepts with a pedagogical twist. The building represents the first of at least three new teaching and learning developments for the Windermere Campus. A catalyst for future campus growth and connectivity.
St Kevin’s Arcade
Greenstone Group were awarded Merit in Heritage & Adaptive Reuses for the Project Management of St Kevin’s Arcade.
St. Kevins Arcade is a 3,138m2 heritage building located on a large 1,250m2 freehold site comprised of a mix of food, retail and office tenancies overlooking Myers Park. Running through the arcade is a public access way from Karangahape Road through to Myers Park, which coupled with its unique Heritage, makes St. Kevins Arcade an important public asset.
At time of purchase, St. Kevins Arcade was run-down and in need of restoration; rental returns per square metre were below average and there was a great deal of potential to create a unified vision for tenancies whilst restoring the beautiful heritage building for generations to come. Lauded by Architectural Historian Edward Bennett as a project he wishes other developers would replicate, this restoration project sets a benchmark for historic arcades, multi-use buildings and shared spaces alike.
“Saint Kevins Arcade is an unusual space – it has developed a cultural following which few other places can claim.” – Edward Bennett, Architectural Historian
The vision was to build a thriving community of interdependent tenants that would establish a new brand identity for the arcade and the experience it offers the public. The project team had an agreed vision for St. Kevins Arcade that was central to all decisions and provided continued guidance throughout the project.
Put simply, our vision was to return St. Kevins Arcade to its former glory with authentic brands and personalities celebrated in a beautiful historic setting. This vision was articulated succinctly to potential occupiers as ‘make your mark’ within the marketing collateral.
We congratulate all of those that received an award this year and we look forward to next year’s event hosted by the Property Council New Zealand.