Work starts on The Landing at Queenstown

10:35 AM Friday August 22, 2014 Colin Taylor

Artist’s impression of The Landing development to be built at Remarkables Park, Queenstown.

Queenstown construction company Rilean has started work on The Landing development comprising new shops and car parks at Queenstown’s Remarkables Park Shopping Centre.

The Landing is the second shopping centre investment by Queenstown based couple Lindsay and Di Williams of Savanna Group, who developed the Terrace Junction complex by the Frankton roundabout. 

Savanna Group contracted to purchase the 1.2 hectare site off the Porter brothers’ Shotover Park company in 2011 and are now proceeding with the 3200 sq m building.
The development comprises 15 new shops in three buildings opposite the existing entrance to the Remarkables Park Town Centre and New World Supermarket and an additional 140 car parks. 

Lindsay Williams, group director of Savanna, said he was pleased that Rilean Construction had been awarded the main building contract to construct The Landing complex. 

“Rilean is an established and highly regarded award-winning construction company with a reputation for high quality building,” Williams said.

Rilean Construction has been responsible for some of Queenstown’s best known commercial buildings such as Novotel Queenstown, Queenstown Motor Group, Queenstown Airport Koru Lounge extension, The Royal Oak complex in Arrowtown and many of the Terrace Junction fit outs.

“We’re delighted they are on board and look forward to working with them on this project which is important for not only Frankton but the wider Queenstown area.” 

Williams noted that The Landing will provide more than 60 new jobs in Queenstown.

He was also signing anchor tenants that were new to Queenstown.

“Leasing interest has been high and several anchor tenants have been secured, which we’ll announce shortly.”

Steve McLean, Rilean shareholder and director, said the team had been looking forward to working on The Landing project.

“The concept drawings feature a combination of cedar weatherboard, schist and patterned concrete walls in a heritage-style design that will complement the existing Remarkables Park Town Centre in Queenstown,” said McLean.

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Second artist’s impression of Queenstown’s The Landing development. 

“Unusually for Queenstown, The Landing will feature some open green space and a large north facing central courtyard with year-round sunshine. There are extensive bike parking facilities planned, along with generous car parking and traffic circulation areas.”

Williams said the Savanna Group was determined to provide “a relaxing and enjoyable environment which visitors and customers alike could enjoy while going about their shopping and dining activities. The central courtyard has been designed as a family friendly area which will be particularly welcome in an area dominated by a fast growing family population,” he said.

The Landing would further enhance a planned eastern access road linking the Remarkables Primary School, new Shotover Country Primary School and the new Wakatipu High School just a few hundred meters along the road.