Whakarongo Residential SubdivisionWhakarongo, Palmerston North

Project Details

  • Project Name: Whakarongo Residential Subdivision
  • Client: Palmerston North City Council
  • Location: Whakarongo, Palmerston North
  • Building Size: 114 residential allotments
  • Project Partners: Palmerston North City Council
    4Sight Consulting
    LDE
  • Key Veros Team Members: Morgan Jones
    Sean Haynes

Brief

To lead the delivery of a quality residential subdivision and associated amenity that represents best practice in design, community engagement and commerciality.

Overview

Recent sustained growth in Palmerston North has resulted in a shortage of new housing and increased property prices. Veros Property Services were engaged by Palmerston North City Council as Development Managers in leading the delivery of a comprehensively designed new housing development on the existing urban fringe in Whakarongo, 10min east of the Palmerston North CBD. Veros has since led all aspects of the project on Council’s behalf, providing an approach attune to the private sector to a publicly backed project.

Outcomes

In applying our depth of knowledge, Veros have achieved:

  • An increase in overall project yield – both the number of allotments yielded and the quality of saleable product,
  • Mitigation of the primary project risk (flooding) by negotiating an outcome to the satisfaction of Council, Kiwirail and adjacent landowners
  • The endorsement of Palmerston North City Council’s property team of the urban design scheme plan and project strategy
  • Positive feedback from the market in the saleability of allotments upon completion
  • Approval to proceed through detailed design, presales and early contractor engagement