PROJECT MANAGEMENT

Project Category
Hotels and Leisure

Retail

Project
4.5 Star Hotel & Retail Development Project


Project Manager
Alec Dunn


Client
Queenstown Gateway (5 Mile) Limited


Location
Frankton, Queenstown


Size
7,500 sqm


Value
$41m


Case study Building 7 Five Mile


Services Provided
  • Project management
  • Contract administration
Challenges
  • Several unforeseen issues and complexities arose during the project, needing a huge amount of contract administration input.
  • Design co-ordination and construction period design changes presented significant challenges, with deficiencies in some areas of the building’s design becoming apparent at various stages of the project.
  • Christmas period trading needed the retail area of the project completed and operational several months in advance of the hotel's completion.
  • The design and construction of the building’s fire protection system presented a significant roadblock to the early opening of the retail stores.
  • The 2021 extended Covid lockdown caused delays across all facets of the project.
Outcome
  • Our team processed a significant number of contract instructions and requests for information, resulting in more than 700 separate contract instructions being issued.
  • The project was completed on time and within budget, and to the client’s satisfaction.
  • The retail tenants were delighted to be open in time for crucial Christmas trading.
  • Completion of the Sudima Hotel resulted in a stunning building anchoring the entrance to Five Mile.

Client Testimonial

‘Despite many challenges the RDW team never faltered and remained committed throughout, with the end result very pleasing. RDW’s leadership, professionalism and depth of knowledge across all areas was very impressive and was without doubt instrumental to the project’s successful outcome.

We received guidance and support well beyond the remit of a typical project manager. We will continue to work with RDW and have already engaged them on the subsequent stages at 5 Mile.’

Craig Greenwood
Director
Queenstown Gateway