For a simpler yet better process, tap into a lifetime’s experience in land development and all the technical expertise and services you need in-house. We understand each project is different, so we tailor our approach to meet the unique complexities of your project and deliver a smarter outcome.

With a multidisciplinary team made up of expert surveyors, civil, geotechnical and environmental engineers, planners, urban designers and landscape architects, we can take complex projects from start to finish. We provide our clients with high-quality, practical planning and design solutions, an efficient consenting process, and an experienced contract and construction management team. This collaborative and versatile approach offers complete, ‘full package’ integrated solutions for projects of any size; or we can provide a single service in isolation.

Our proven track record includes many greenfield and brownfield developments, including open space networks and reserves, large-scale residential, commercial and industrial subdivisions, rural subdivisions, small-scale and infill residential and commercial developments and retirement villages. Areas of expertise for our team include land development within quake affected areas and complex underlying titles.

Our land development services extend to projects throughout the South Island, with capacity to work directly with you from our Queenstown, Hokitika and Christchurch offices. We also frequently have staff in Nelson.

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Karamū Residential Development See project

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Townsend Fields Residential Development See project

Our land development services

  • Site investigation, including: land title and district plan review to advise on development restrictions; investigation and survey of existing infrastructure/services; and environmental and contamination investigation

  • Development cost proposals

  • Planning and consent preparation

  • Urban design assessments

  • Master Planning / site concept plans / 3D built form modelling and animations

  • Detailed design of roading, infrastructure, open space/reserves

  • Project Management and contract administration, from concept to completion

  • Using GIS to spatially map data in an easy-to read way, and communicate project development progress

  • As-built surveys

Our experts

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Mark Allan

Managing Director | Surveyor

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Bruce Sinclair

Principal | Surveyor

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Jerry Schutte

Associate | Infrastructure Team Lead

Let's talk

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