After 3 years of thorough planning Broadway Property has
delivered a stunning mixed use development in the heart of
Millwater. The 37 residential units and 14 retail units have now
been completed, with owners ready to move into their new homes when
the titles have been issued.
Kwanto's involvement with the project began in 2014 when we
provided estimation and cost planning advice based on the
conceptual design. We were then able to work alongside Broadway
Property to manage the project cost so that the tender price and
final cost reflected our original budget, well actually slightly
below, which we think is a great result.
The Millwater team and especially the client side was over every
detail and it was this attention to detail that delivered a premium
product in what is currently a tough construction market.
A seismic upgrade and refurbishment
The first stage of this extensive seismic upgrade and
refurbishment in downtown Auckland was completed earlier this
Following significant issues with the foundations and ground works
early in the project, the dedicated team of contractors pushed
through the difficulties to produce an immaculate ground floor
retail space along with a structurally stable building. This was
achieved by installing a new steel frame which is tied back to the
new foundations, all within the confines of the existing external
brickwork walls. The historic Queen Street façade was retained,
with repair work and repainting bringing it back to its former
The second stage of this project involves the fitout of an office
space on level 1 and two multi-level apartments on levels 2 &
3. Completion of the project is expected by the end of October.
Welcome back Caroline!
We are stoked to have Caroline rejoin the team at Kwanto after
three years of travel and adventure. Caroline and her husband
set off from Auckland in 2014 to see the world and have gone some
way to achieving this goal. They travelled through Asia,
Europe and the Americas, with Disneyland in Anaheim, hiking the
Salkantay trek to Machu Picchu, and hot air ballooning over
Cappadocia being a few of the highlights! The trip included
an 18 month stint working as a contractor side QS for a large
construction company in London.
The experience gained working overseas and on the contractor side
has further expanded Caroline's quantity surveying knowledge and
skills, and she is eager to apply these to the variety of projects
that Kwanto is involved in.
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