A remarkable lifestyle in Queenstown

A remarkable lifestyle in Queenstown
Queenstown-based company Rilean Construction is leading the construction of stage one of the Remarkables Residences.

Mindfully planned and visually-rich, Remarkables Residences will offer an enviable lifestyle and astute investment opportunity for those who value design, nature, adventure and freedom.
The development in Frankton, Queenstown, involves the construction of more than 200 four-level townhouses across six stages.
The project is currently under construction, with stage one led by multiple award-winning company Rilean Construction.
The developer is Singapore publicly-listed GYP Properties Limited, which has a growing property portfolio in New Zealand and offices in Singapore and Auckland.
Rilean Construction quantity surveyor Felicity Lowe says work began on stage one late April last year. Stage one comprises 56 three to five bedroom townhouses in fi ve separate blocks between Hawthorne Drive and Queenstown Central shopping development near Five Mile.
Completion of stage one of the project is aimed at March 2020. “It’s a significant development; it’s in keeping with the burgeoning expansion of the wider Queenstown area,” Felicity says.
“As a local Queenstown contractor, Rilean Construction is delighted to be a part of the continued growth and development of its township; the scheme will be a valued and aesthetically pleasing contribution to the Queenstown central landscape, responding to Queenstown’s housing need against the backdrop of the striking Remarkables mountain range.”
At peak construction up to 80 of Rilean Construction’s builders will be on site, plus a large pool of subcontractors. GYP Properties project manager, Aaron Abercrombie, believes continued strong demand for accommodation in Queenstown and the accessible Remarkables Residences location – close to the airport, retail areas and amenities, including ski areas – contribute to the success of the development.
“Now that stage one is sold and we are moving to the other stages, we are looking at adding some diversity to the portfolio which will probably offer a wider range of products such as one, two and three bedroom apartment-style living,” Aaron says Rilean won the project based on their reputation as a high-end builder which delivers beautiful products, he says.
“Now that we are on our way to delivering stage one, we can’t wait to see people moving in.” Remarkables Residences is master-planned and designed by Auckland-based Ignite Architects.
Ignite Architects’ associate director, Benje Feehan, says GYP Properties has committed to building new, quality homes to meet the needs of current and future generations in the Queenstown community.
Remarkables Residences’ location, within walking distance of Queenstown central, means the opportunity for medium density housing is ideal, Benje says.

A remarkable lifestyle in Queenstown
Stage one of the Remarkables Residences is currently underway and will comprise of 56, three to five bedroom townhouses.

“The scale of the development calls for a strong consideration of community and place, and the intent throughout the design process was to deliver a neighbourhood with a character that sits well in the landscape.
“We thought about how each street could take on a unique identity while maintaining a cohesiveness that contributes to the built character of Queenstown.”
The primary driver behind Remarkables Residences’ striking design is to express the alpine character of Queenstown, which in conjunction with a “fantastic” landscape design provided by Baxter Landscape Architects, integrates a cohesive design across the architecture, parks, lanes and streetscape.
Ignite spent a lot of time researching local building materials and residential neighbourhoods to help influence its work.
“We wanted to maintain a strong residential feel throughout the residences which led us to adopt classic gabled forms, and familiar materials to do so. The exterior materials consist of stained natural cedar, profile metal cladding and roofs, and painted weather boards. Materials that you can find on most Kiwi homes. They are textural, and they are durable.”
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