Takanini Village Stage 1 has won the RCG Retail Property at the 2015 Property Industry Awards, beating 9 rival entries. The Awards, sponsored by Rider Levett Bucknall and Property Council NZ, were presented on Friday June 12.

Nomination was complicated, to say the least. TONEA and the Wallace Family are the investors and developers behind Takanini Village Stage 1. TONEA had to supply dozens of pages of data describing how land held by the Wallace family for 30 years was turned into a long-term income-producing asset that also satisfied demand in the locality for more retail and services. The nomination document discussed everything from flexibility of floor plates to structural integrity to anchor tenants, resource consent, building materials, car parking, surrounding environment contribution and especially urban design principles.

Read more about the Takanini Village feature from E-Local here.