Courtenay Central

Wellington CBD, New Zealand

Greenstone Group was approached by Reading Entertainment to explore a variety of development options for a large block of land on Courtenay Place, Wellington. When our recommended solution was approved we were then contracted as development managers for the entire project.

Because Reading Entertainment had no local property team, the entire project was entrusted to Greenstone Group to manage. This included the design and resource consent process, arranging finances and meeting pre-settlement conditions such as pre-leasing. Branding, marketing, signage and interior design consultancy were also handled by Greenstone Group.

The result is one of the best and most innovative cinema and entertainment complexes in the country. The Courtenay Central complex rises over three levels and includes 3000m2 of specialty shops, a foodcourt, restaurant precinct and 10 cinemas. Among other awards, this project won an excellence award at the 2002 Property Council awards. The project was also completed on time and within budget.