City centre upgrade wins property award

The upgrade of the ANZ Centre in Auckland cost $76 million. Photo / Dean Purcell
The upgrade of the ANZ Centre in Auckland cost $76 million. Photo / Dean Purcell

A $76 million job - the country's biggest building makeover - last night won the Property Council's top award.

Precinct Properties' upgrade of its ANZ Centre on the corner of Albert, Swanson and Federal Sts was judged the most successful and the most challenging job, beating 78 other finalists.

The top-to-toe refurbishment of the A-grade office tower added considerable value for its owner and tenants and won the Rider Levett Bucknall supreme award.

The project required detailed and innovative planning for the work to be completed without disruption of the day-to-day operations, the judges said.

Other awards went to properties in Kaitaia, Warkworth, Auckland, Tauranga, Whakatane, Wellington, Carterton, Porirua, Greytown, Christchurch, Timaru and Wanaka.

Click here to see the full list.

- NZ Herald

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