Location: North Shore
Role: Development Management & Client Representation
Commencing in 2001 this 4½ year, 47 ha project set a bench mark for Business Park subdivision.
The project had two significant achievements:
1. The creation of a new locational identity using new strict building controls and efficient design and lot sizing;
2. The successful planning and completion of a major earthworks with over 1 million m3 being shifted and compacted.
These successes were a credit to the team lead and directed by Cambridge Estates as part of the successful interplex@albany Business Park project.
The suite of land use controls that supported the locational identity were critical to the success of the project and provided enforcement security alongside the required flexibility to adapt to market and product advances (a recognised problem with inflexible covenants).
The ‘Development Code’ encouraged and promoted excellent site and building design while providing an enforceable mechanism to prevent and stop bad design. The interplex@albany land commanded a premium of at least 40% over neighbouring land of identical physical nature.
The entire property was earthworked to provide platformed commercial lots with industrial standard roading to give flowing networks and connectivity.
In all, in excess of 1 million m3 was moved on site and all as a the completely balanced cut to fill.