Retail centre is an award-winner

The Whangaparaoa Retail Centre has won its category at the New Zealand Property Council awards.

The centre, designed by Babbage Consultants, won the retail property category, presented by the Property Council on June 16, with the award recognising the excellence in design and innovation.

The complex was a joint venture between Foodstuffs and FML Retail.

The development, which is anchored by a striking New World supermarket and includes 16 retail spaces in two blocks covering 2.15 hectares, was a challenging project on a brown-field site in Stanmore Bay on Auckland’s fast-growing northern fringes.

It resulted in a bustling village hub on what had been a drab site and brought new life to the area and its residential environment.

The project involved a strong complement of Babbage services including: Architecture, Structural Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Hydraulic Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Civil Engineering, Land Surveying and Geotechnical Laboratory services.

Babbage senior architect Wilson Pickering said the award was a “fantastic acknowledgment for both the clients and the efforts of everyone involved”.

“Both our clients are excited at the positive outcome of achieving their financial goals and providing a vibrant and successful amenity for the community,” he said.

The Babbage team involved in the project included:

•Architecture: Richard Elliott, Dejan Petkovic, Dusko Blazin, Wilson Pickering

•Structure: Victor Lam, Hamid Masoumi, Amresh Kumar

•Building Services: Matthew Foskin, Aslam Javed, Tommy Lee, Vito Brkovic

•Civil Engineering: Mike Martin, Jan Czyganowsky

•Geotechnical & Environmental Engineer: Malcolm Stapleton, Rob Sandquist, Mustafa Al-Haidar, Tim Muller, Peter Ralph, Wayne Campton, Justin Franklin.

For more information contact:

Wilson Pickering
Phone: 09 379 9980
Email: wilson.pickering@babbage.co.nz


NZIBS building inspector Gerard Ball says properties that make the grade like this one in Flat Bush, south Auckland, are increasingly few and far between.
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