Case Studies

Olive Estate Lifestyle Village, Lakehouse Crescent, Richmond, Nelson

The site is set on approximately just over 17 acres. Facilities include a main central communal Lakehouse building (2019), the Services out-building (2016) and the various Villas and Townhouses built from 2014 onwards. The Lifestyle facility to date comprises 4 stages of construction across the 5 years of the build. The majority of buildings on site are single storey buildings with the exception of the 2 storey terraced house accommodation. Future development of the site is being planned.

The Integrity Care Group wanted a clear and concise long term maintenance plan that provided accurate forecasts with regard to maintenance liabilities over the next 10 years so that budgets could be accurately set. This was particularly relevant given the ongoing development of the site to ensure cashflows and budgetary forecasts were accurate for funding purposes.

“We would have no hesitation in recommending Asset Management Solutions to any business wanting to ensure that their long term maintenance and asset systems are robust.”

Kristin Nimmo

Managing Director

Bay Palms Apartments, Bute Road, Browns Bay, Auckland

The site is set in just over 2 acres with 65 units in three separate buildings linked with common areas. The buildings are centred around landscaped gardens and a feature external swimming pool. A combination of covered and outdoor parking are located at the rear of the complex.

The complex has just been the subject of an extensive repair programme completed in June 2020. This was extremely expensive and the Body Corporate were keen that the unit owners were fully aware of their future expenditure requirements to all common areas for budgetary purposes to ensure that the necessary financial models were put in place. In addition to this, the Body Corporate were keen to ensure that all of the new warranties, manuals, colour selections and general repair information was retained in a central collection point for future reference given the cyclical nature of unit owner representative’s and Body Corporates over the life of the building.

“When we engaged AMS to produce a long term maintenance plan for our site at Bay Palms we never expected the level of detail that was provided. We can now have the ability to plan our future maintenance obligations in advance and ensure all unit owners are fully aware of their financial obligations. This is something we have never had the ability to action before. As the Chairperson I also appreciate the ability of the online portal to store details of warranties, manuals and invoices ensuring continuity of information is provided between stakeholders over the life of the building”

Bronwen McPherson – Body Corporate Chairperson

Beetham Lifestyle Village, Margaret Place, Gisborne 

Set on 12 acres with a wide range of amenities to supplement the 173 villas, the village prides itself on offering lifestyle properties that combine quality and affordable accommodation with a safe, secure network that adds to the sense of community. To ensure that the standard of facilities are maintained to the high level that all residents expect, a long term maintenance plan was produced to provide clarity to the management team on future costs and allow the necessary planning to be organised accordingly keeping all residents informed. The plan also helped funding plans to be put into place with regard to future financial obligations.

“Beetham Village Limited engaged Asset Management Solutions Ltd in 2019 to develop a long term maintenance system. The Village is set on 12 hectares with 173 villas and a large community centre located within the centre is a workshop, offices, kitchen, dining room, gym, library, swimming & spa pools, hairdresser and craft room. The system has centralised maintenance planning information and proved to be an invaluable tool in assisting decision making. The system provides all the information we need to plan and manage village maintenance going forward. Peter and the team are professional and great to work with and always willing to go the extra mile. Overall we were thoroughly impressed with the system and dedicated team behind it.”

Diane Bell – General Manager

Freemans Park, Beresford Street West, Freemans Bay, Auckland 

Freemans Park is the modernist housing precinct in park-like grounds which were considered to be a break-through in urban housing design when it was created by the Council as public housing in the 1960’s. The development contains 201 units occupied by a mixture of owners and tenants and it includes large park like grounds that are common property. Given the diverse mix of residents, common areas and associated facilities, the Body Corporate wanted clarity for unit owners on their future long term maintenance plan options, this was of particular importance given the older nature of the development and the need to ensure that the common areas were maintained to such a standard that the capital asset was not affected. 

“The work carried out by Peter and his team at Asset Management Solutions have provided the Body Corporate and unit owners with a set of reports that clearly identifies our maintenance obligations in future years. This allows us to present accurate financial projections to all unit owners and make an important decision about how to fund the Long Term Maintenance Plan. We’re particularly impressed with the feature of online access to our plan, allowing us to update our Plan as we complete works and keep it current. This will save us the need for spending further money on updated paper plans.“

Dr Lesley McTurk

Chair – Freemans Park Body Corporate and Body Corporate Committee