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Belfast Park

Location: Christchurch

Completion: Commenced 2007

Role: Development Management & Client Representation


This 80 ha project was initiated to completely redevelop the Canterbury Belfast Freezing Works into a mixed use residential and business park development.

A Private Plan Change for the rezoning of the residential component was undertaken at Cambridge Estates’ direction.

Development of the project land had to address significant geotechnical issues with ground contamination located above a high water table. This, in conjunction with the site’s flat contours and it’s boundary to the Kapatohe Stream also created significant storm water control design problems. These were able to be addressed despite the council’s difficult compliance regime.

Site clearance and demolition was also undertaken. The demolition system developed was relatively unique in that all the individual material types were identified, stripped and isolated to maximize salvageable value and avoid dumping fees. Concrete structures were crushed to be re-used for building site and roading construction.

Full sub-division consents for the business zoned land representing one third of the property, were granted in 2010.

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