Business South Dec / Jan 2022

20 | Brocorp to page 22 Mosgiel millennials in for a treat Richard Loader Leading construction of the building is Dunedin firm Amalgamated Builders Ltd (ABL). REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT Tucked away at the bottom of Dey Street, a quiet little cul-de-sac in the heart of Mosgiel Walnut Green Apartments are under construction, aimed at millennials or perhaps young professionals looking for cutting edge, easy care living. A Brocorp development, the north facing apartments command views of the Maungatua Range, a prominent ridge dominating the skyline of the Taieri Plains. A two-minute walk to two gyms, the library, several restaurants and many cafes, the only neighbours are Taieri College and the Mosgiel Presbyterian Church carpark. The building embraces eleven one-bedroom apartments spread over three levels — four at the bottom, four in the middle and three at the top. Apartments one to ten range from 74sqm up to 85sqm, with the eleventh apartment a very generous 144sqm penthouse and the essence of luxury. Brocorp is owned by husband and wife team Mike and Amy Brough who have developed over fifty properties since 2010. Mike says when the second-generation district plan was released in Dunedin a lot of land was rezoned for higher density living, enabling the Dey Street project along with several others already completed. “The land went from a property you could build two houses on to a property you could build one habitable room per hundred square metres. So the last couple of years have been a game changer and we have done fifteen one-bedroom cross lease units, and that is what we are trying to stick to now. That seems to be the future of real estate. People can afford them, they are zero maintenance, easy care, easy use and as a developer you get your best bang for buck.” Mike selected award winning Christchurch architect Regan Johnston for the design of Walnut Green Cottage, based upon very positive results of previous collaborations. “Regan’s contemporary architecture was a key decider for me. He’s one of the best in New Zealand, having won multiple awards and designed some fabulous buildings and apartments in Queenstown and Wanaka. The buildings all have a sleek modern look about them.” Leading construction of the building is Dunedin firm Amalgamated Builders Ltd (ABL). They had done similar builds with the architect in the past and came highly recommended. “Several of the subcontractors that we normally use had also worked with ABL and found them very efficient with a high level of finishing. These kinds of projects are not for the faint hearted. ABL has worked with tilt-slabs in the past and massive engineering structures. They have the manpower and the knowledge. Where possible local Mosgiel subtrades will be engaged.” A 150-year-old heritage protected Presbyterian manse that had fallen into disrepair had previously occupied the land. -“We received permission from Heritage New Zealand to demolish the building with archaeologist on site to observe its removal and all earthworks. It was an emotional experience seeing this old building removed.” TelferYoung (Otago) Limited Level 3, Moran Building, 8 The Octagon, Dunedin T 03 477 5796 E LOCAL KNOWLEDGE NATIONAL COVERAGE PHONE: 03 477 2211 • EMAIL: 115 CUMBERLAND ST, DUNEDIN 9016 Preferred supplier of Brocorp