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Recent Projects

Acquisition of the Metro Centre in Queen St in June 2011 and associated preliminary advice in terms of proposed further development of site.

All lead in work for a new proposed NZ$150M commercial tower in Aucklands CBD.

Spearheading the Resource Consent process for the project currently known as the Elliott Tower (Auckland CBD). Resource Consent for this proposed NZ$450M project was finally obtained in October 2008 for a 7 year term. Queen City Law was intricately involved in the appointment and co-ordination of the team which comprised New Zealands leading architects (Mollers), planners (Barker & Associates), urban designers (Transurban), construction representatives (Brookfield Multiplex), traffic engineers (Connell Wagner and Traffic Planning Consultants Limited), communications experts (Kordia), RMA Barrister Russell Bartlett and others.

The project represents the largest high rise project ever seen in New Zealand (67 levels representing over 90,000m2 of improvements) and our office is conveniently located next to the development site.

This project is now moving in to the building consent phase and it is currently anticipated that the sales, financing and construction phases will be activated in parallel so that construction may commence in 2013.Queen City Law will continue to play a central role.

If this project is of interest to you check out the March 2008 Construction Law paper in the Construction part of our Practical Law Library which will take you through a photographic and visual journey of the proposed project to date. To check out more of our current construction developments click here.

All legal services including negotiations, due diligence, acquisition, leasing, appointment of consultants (Architect- Clark Brown, Preferred Contractor – Multiplex) resource consent and building consent for a NZ$150M project located at 28-32 Shortland Street, Auckland City. This is a mixed use development comprising 36 levels of residential units and 8,000m2 of commercial office space. It was initially hoped that construction of this project will commence in 2010.

Updating what is set out above a leading team of consultants has now been assembled including Mollers Architects, Brookfield Multiplex , Buller George and others and preliminary design work has been completed with a view to turning the site into a 5 star green smart commercial tower with no tokenism….work continues apace and the proposed 33,000m2 office tower will shortly undergo a marketing phase with a view to attracting top caliber corporate tenants – please contact us if of interest.

All legal services prior to settlement relating to the Residences@Fort Street Auckland City, comprising a 40 level residential apartment development of some 400 units with retail premises at ground level.

All legal services for 110 apartment complex constructed at 100 Anzac Avenue, Auckland City.

All legal services for 150 residential units located at 26-32 Eden Crescent, Auckland City.

All legal services for 203 residential unit development known as Victopia, located across the road from TVNZ on Victoria Street, Auckland City.

The acquisition of a development site in Greys Avenue, (over 5,000m2) Auckland. This property is now for sale so again please contact us if of interest.

Construction of the Fiore on Hobson project (Auckland City) built by Canam is now complete and we completed the first wave of settlements in the middle of the Global Credit Crunch ! This project comprises 119 residential units with car parks able to be purchased for each unit. Further details of this project are available at As at 2010 we have now acted on sales of apartments in excess of some NZ$40M .

Acquisition and all downstream legal attendances for several multimillion dollar land development sites throughout greater Auckland.

The disposal of hotels for one of New Zealands largest hotel owner/operators.

We have also recently acted for a number of Body Corporates with the negotiation of and completion construction contracts following settlement being reached. 2 of the larger projects we have acted on in 2011 represent remedial work of some NZ$30 M and we have built up some very strong and unique knowledge in this sector.

Currently we are also doing subdivisional work for projects located in South and West Auckland which represents the development of several hundred new residential homes although this market is currently somewhat stagnant.

All lead in work for a mixed use development in Fiji comprising a 300 room hotel , a water theme park and several hundred retail shops . To check out more of our current construction developments click here.