A provincial Chinese construction company, Changda, formally launched 2 Auckland projects in the last days which should result in about 1700 homes being built over the next 5-8 years on sites designated as special housing areas.
Image above: The Sunny Heights project design screened at today’s launch ceremony, with a view over Orewa to the ocean, and the Whangaparaoa Peninsula to the south.
Changda is based in Weifang City, in Shandong Province between Beijing & Shanghai, but provincial doesn’t mean small. The ultimate parent company, Weifang Changda Construct Group, was founded in 1949 and is rated as one of the top 100 competitive construction enterprises in China. Group turnover last year was $2.1 billion, primarily in the construction sector.
Its projects include residential, commercial, industrial & developing infrastructure and it promotes itself as a leader in developing construction technology. It has 30 national patents and has won numerous national & Shandong science & technology awards. Internationally, the group has contracts to build in the United Arab Emirates, Israel, Guinea-Bissau, Thailand, Guyana & Hong Kong.
In Auckland, it has 2 companies – Changda International Development Ltd for its 1100-home development beside the Vodafone Events Centre in Manukau and Changda International NZ Ltd for the Sunny Heights project above Orewa.
Both project launches involved ceremonies beginning with local Maori input, and local input to the projects was emphasised in numerous ways.
I’ll have more detail on these 2 projects over the weekend.
Attribution: Company releases, launch events.