Our Work

Redevelopment of the Auckland waterfront
Advised Waterfront Auckland (Auckland Waterfront Development Agency Limited), a council-controlled organisation of Auckland Council, on the redevelopment of Auckland's waterfront. The project involves the redevelopment of over 45 hectares of Auckland prime waterfront area, including Queens Wharf.

"The Base" development by Tainui Group Holdings
Advising Tainui Group Holdings on the development of Hamilton's largest retail outlet "The Base", constructed on a former air force base. This is a significant greenfields development. Our work involves construction contracts and leasing arrangements for the development.

Auckland Transport
Advising Auckland Transport in the development and procurement of Auckland region-wide land transport infrastructure, including the development of an integrated ticketing system and real-time passenger information system.

Britomart Precinct development
Advising Cooper and Company, the developer of Auckland's Britomart Precinct. This highly complex development is the largest historic restoration project to be undertaken in New Zealand and involved both the restoration of existing historic buildings and the development of new buildings on Auckland's waterfront. Our work involves all aspects of this major development including development agreements, leasing, construction contracts and project finance.

Downer New Zealand
Acted for Downer in relation to its recent Australasian sale and lease back projects.

Carter Holt Harvey Limited forest sales
Acted for Carter Holt Harvey on the sale of around 280,000 ha of forest holdings over the last seven years. These transactions have included sales to Hancock Forest Management and Global Forest Partners.

DEXUS Property Group
Acted for DEXUS on the sale of Westpac House and ANZ Tower in Wellington and the AXA Centre in Auckland.

Bank of New Zealand
Acted for BNZ in relation to its new offices in Auckland and Wellington including negotiating development agreements and advising on resource management matters.

Novotel Auckland Airport Hotel
Acted for the joint venture (Auckland International Airport Limited, Accor Hospitality and Tainui Group Holdings) on the various arrangements relating to the first hotel to be developed on Auckland International Airport land. This included negotiating a ground lease, management agreement and construction contract, and finalising financing arrangements.

Manukau Institute of Technology
Acting for the Manukau Institute of Technology in relation to its development of land at Manukau City for a new tertiary precinct. Bell Gully was closely involved in the negotiation of the ground lease with (now) Auckland Council and more recently the agreements with the various design consultants and Auckland Transport in relation to the interface of the campus buildings with the new Manukau railway station.

Rotokawa Joint Venture
Acted for the Rotokawa Joint Venture on its geothermal energy generation plant at Rotokawa. This has involved all aspects of the project including joint venture arrangements and project financing.