Spearheading the Resource Consent process for the project known as the Elliott Tower (Auckland CBD). Resource Consent for this proposed NZ$800M project was finally obtained in October 2008 for a 7 year term, and has been through several further extension processes.
Queen City Law was intricately involved in the appointment and co-ordination of the team which comprised New Zealand’s 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 KC, and others.
The project is a 42 month construction program comprising some 100,000m2. It includes 4 levels of trees. Development of the site would have a major impact on property values in Auckland’s CBD, particularly south of Victoria Street and in many ways will anchor this area.
The developer who funded the initial resource consent process had a change in circumstances, culminating in QCL assisting with a disposal of the site to a Sino-based entity.
Construction of the adjacent $5.4 billion City Rail Link is expected to be completed in 2025.
QCL has provided legal assistance on a wide range of issues including planning, construction, car park leasing, funding, stakeholder based issues, and a plethora of other matters for two decades.
Marcus has also published a paper on Collaborative Development (construction) which is available here: [TBC]
The Beatles in the former hotel on the site in the 70s. One day we think the site will host a world class high rise development and we hope to continue to be intricately involved in the project.