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Looking forward to later this year

March 5, 2021

In the fourth quarter of this year, the retail and dining at Thirty Eight Elizabeth will be open. The first apartments and townhouses at Elizabeth Towers won’t be far behind for viewing and purchasing.

The new building will feature 97 high-end apartments in two towers and 23 luxury townhouses. We are already fielding enquiries from interested buyers of what will be stunning homes. However, we are choosing to build before bringing the offering to the market to demonstrate its high level of thought, craftsmanship and quality – seeing is believing.

Meet the team: Nick Francey, Quantity Surveyor

March 5, 2021

What is your role in the Farmers Tauranga Development project? 
Client Quantity Surveyor – keeping Hawkins in check (and in cheques).

What is your background? 
Came to NZ (Auckland) in 2006 for a two-year break from the UK (15 years next week – still here!).

What do you like about working on the project? 
Gets me out of Auckland! I have only been involved since late last year so it is difficult to pick a “best bit” just yet.

What do you like to do outside of work? 
A fair bit of DIY on the house keeps me busy. Tramping – I have completed all but two of the current great walks of NZ  – next is Paparoa just after Easter.

Favourite show? 
All things David Attenborough – great sleeping TV!

Your go-to song? 
Stairway to Heaven – if you have to ask who that is by, you are a lot younger than me.

Meet the team: Katrina Eden, Interior Designer

February 12, 2021

What is your role in the Farmers Tauranga Development project? 

I am an Interior Designer with Ignite, which is the company that has completed the architecture for the development.  The role of the interior designer includes everything from wall locations, coordination with external consultants such as acoustics, and services, through to joinery detailing, and selection of fittings and finishes. Our team has designed the apartments and townhouses including the residential communal areas (concierge, lounge, gym) and the food and beverage terrace.

What is your background? 

I grew up in Tauranga, then completed a Bachelor of Interior Design in Auckland. Over the past 20 years I have been very fortunate to work for some world-renowned practices in London and Dubai. Projects were mostly centred around hotels throughout Europe and the Middle East as well as some large commercial works. We returned to Tauranga in 2017.

What do you like about working on the project? 

Multi-storey mixed-use developments are the way of the future. It’s exciting to be a part of something so unique to the region and be setting a precedent for a new way of living. This is a development that is about so much more than a place to live. It’s about lifestyle, wellness and community, all areas that I am personally very passionate about. The interiors are very focused on who the market is likely to be and how we should be designing to best suit the resident. The client’s vision is aligned with mine in that the design should respond to time and place, but also be timeless.

What do you like to do outside of work? 

A busy mum of two wonderful boys, my most treasured moments currently are family trips in our camper van. I also love teaching fitness classes and helping people achieve their wellness goals.

Favourite Netflix show? 

Currently Greys Anatomy. I somehow missed the boat on this one, so I recently started back at the beginning and am slowing making my way through all seasons.

Your go-to song? 

Happy by Pharrell Williams. It’s not so much about the song as it is the memories. I used to dance around the house with my first born in my arms and he loved this song, so now it always makes me smile.

Elizabeth Towers exterior First Avenue

Public car park complete

August 28, 2020

Following completion of the basement car park, that will exclusively be used by residents, the ground floor of the public car park is now complete.

Once finished, more than 170 car parks will be available to the public. These will be split over four levels with access off First Avenue.

A large services team has been involved in building the car park including Toyle (plumbing), Aotea (electrical), Tempest (mechanical) and Zero Fire (passive fire). We are proud to have so many quality contractors as part of our development team.

Creating all important indoor/outdoor flow

August 28, 2020

When designing our apartments and town houses, we have had a strong focus on creating a sense of space and light.

With our apartments and town houses sensitively positioned to deliver stunning city and harbour views, the generously sized apartment balconies are an important part in creating this feel.

The prefabricated concrete balconies come to site ready-made with drainage falls and are lifted into place.

We are now well on our way with the installation of the balconies.

New branding coming soon

August 28, 2020

Within the next few months, you’ll see the launch of new branding for the development, including the release of the names of the apartments and town houses and the retail and dining precinct.

This is a very exciting stage of the development as we start to see our end product come together with a cohesive look and feel. As mentioned above, we will also launch a new website featuring our new brand. We will send out a special edition newsletter once it is live, so watch this space!

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