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RCG on a roll in the New Year

Property Consulting, Architecture and Design company RCG Limited, are very active leading into the New Year with major projects, from new vehicle showrooms, television studios and supermarkets targeting openings in 2017.

“It’s been an outstanding year for RCG in 2016” said RCG Architecture Director John Lenihan, “we have a range of exciting projects we are currently working on that will be open in 2017, and many more on the drawing boards.”

Artist’s impression Kia, Newmarket

Premises previously occupied by Maserati and Nissan in Newmarket, Auckland is being converted, on behalf of Andrew Simms Motors, into a new Kia showroom. The facility will a line-up of Kia’s cars and SUVs and will capture Kia’s global Red Cube concept.

RCG have designed a fresh look that will feature some outstanding design elements, bringing the sale of Kia vehicles to a new level. “Selling motor vehicles is no different to any other retail environment,” said Associate Director Andy Florkowski. “In fact the new vehicle buyer is very discerning and we have reflected that in our design of the new showroom”.

Artist’s impression Farro, Orakei Bay

On the back of very successful stores at Lunn Ave, Constellation Drive, Manukau Road Epsom, and Richmond Road, Farro are about to open their new store in the Orakei Bay Village development. Due to open in Feburary 2017 in a building previously occupied by Jacobsons tiles.

RCG has worked closely with Farro’s owners, Janine and James Draper, in bringing all previous store openings to fruition. John Lenihan said that the Farro concept is comparative to any like supermarket anywhere else in the world.

“We have crafted the design in each location to suit the environment in which the store trades, without losing any of the trading features that have been successful for the owners.” He added that Orakei Bay will be an outstanding location for local shoppers who wanted to benefit from the unique Farro offering.

Artist’s impression Maori Television, East Tamaki

Maori Television engaged RCG to work with them in identifying and creating a new facility in East Tamaki, South Auckland. Due to open in June of 2017 in premises previously occupied by Pumpkin Patch.

Desmond Wai, Property Director of RCG said that the identification of a suitable location that suited the needs of the client as well as the conversion of an existing building into a television studio was challenging, from both a design and property perspective, “however our relationship and experience with various Iwi’s throughout New Zealand assisted our understanding of the challenges and special cultural needs of Maori Television”.

RCG also have a number of residential and education facilities that they are undertaking also for delivery in 2017. “The work we are undertaking demonstrates our flexibility and ability in a number of different disciplines”, said John Long Managing Director, adding that projects were across New Zealand and not just in Auckland.



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