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Brackenfields Retail Development completion


 

 

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JLL Project and Development Services is pleased to announce the practical completion of the new $20m Brackenfields Retail Development, located in Amberley (North Canterbury). The retail centre consists of 15 retail units anchored by a 3,800 sqm Countdown supermarket and serves both the local community and greater North Canterbury regions.

Brackenfields is the first major retail development undertaken in North Canterbury since the February 2011 earthquake and represents both a significant investment into the region, a destination point, as well as a new employment hub.

JLL Christchurch Project and Development Services team were appointed to provide client representation and development advisory services to the developer Alamidas Investment Limited after the project fell into distress prior to construction.

Critical success factors to the project were forging a close working relationship between the developer, design team and Naylor Love (main contractor).  This relationship was strengthened by the establishment of open communication channels, creating a sense of shared ownership and creation of robust risk management strategies.

Graham Beirne, Director of Alamidas Investments says “We got JLL on board around six months into the project and handed over to them the whole tangled mess to sort out. I would like to say they and in particular Gary Perkins have done a great job. In fact this would be doing them a miss service. Gary has in fact been quite brilliant, taking complete ownership of the project and almost all stress off us.
We are now in the position of the supermarket opening on time in May, with costs constrained to a level we that we can live with.”

Project & Development Services (PDS) is a dedicated Project Management business within JLL, providing a range of services assisting in the creation and management of the built environment.

Our services are available to a wide range of customers, from national and local government to organisations providing services to broad customer bases, from academic institutions to businesses large and small within all sectors, from owners and occupiers to the institutions who fund development and create change.

Gary Perkins
Christchurch Branch Manager, Project and Development Services
Jones Lang LaSalle
Corner Papanui & Bealey Ave, Merivale
PO Box 6466, Upper Riccarton, Christchurch 8442, New Zealand
t: + 64 3 375 6606 | m: +64 21 466 137 | f: +64 3 341 8216
gary.perkins@ap.jll.com