Business South August 2022

| 77 A quality build in a top location Karen Phelps The Bowen Street townhouses in Christchurch are close to Upper Riccarton, teachers college and university. DEVELOPMENT Simon Hollander: Bowen St Townhouses Released to the market in May, Bowen Street townhouses in Christchurch are receiving solid enquiry from a variety of buyers, says developer Simon Hollander. It is Simon’s experience that is part of the recipe for success. With a civil engineering and surveying background he has a lot of experience in assisting developers. He has also been a real estate agent for 25 years giving him great expertise across all facets of developing. Simon has completed a number of developments around Christchurch – both residential and commercial. “I can look at a site and understand what can be done from a civil engineering, surveying and building perspective. “The experience of selling homes means I know what the market demands. I bring a to page 78 Corina Grey 027 486 0396 292 Clyde Road, Christchurch He says this results in higher quality outcomes for purchasers both in terms of future proofing the homes and also making them convenient to live in. “People only have one neighbour. This makes for a more personal experience and better sun and light outcomes. Private courtyards go straight out the door but also winding left and right around each townhouse. At Bowen Street people will get more for their money and the townhouses will stand the test of time.” Clad in brick with plentiful windows, the Bowen Street townhouses are set over two storeys and offer two bedrooms and two bathrooms. Over height doors and windows (2.2m) give a feeling of spaciousness. unique all encompassing perspective,” he says. With a growing shortage of land in Christchurch intensified developments are the focus and Simon concentrates on the North and North West of the city. For example just around the corner at 59 Waimari Road Simon completed a development of ten townhouses, which was snapped up by buyers due to its high level of quality and design. The plans have been fine-tuned and further improved in Bowen Street. “The location is great – good ground and close to Upper Riccarton, teachers college and university. “Our units attract first homebuyers and owner-occupiers as well as investors as they attract quality tenants. The better mix of purchasers you have the better the development in years to come resulting in longevity.” Simon places a big focus on design with townhouses in pairs with parking in-between rather than large groups of homes with parking at one end. “Our units attract first homebuyers and owneroccupiers as well as investors as they attract quality tenants.”