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Queenstown-based Trinity expands team

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Queenstown-based property development consultancy Trinity Development Alliance has expanded its team to cater for extensive growth in its South Island projects.

Steve Hewland has been appointed general manager and senior project manager at Trinity Development Alliance and is being joined on the team by Ambrose Kelly as a project manager.

Mr Hewland is currently the engineering resource management principal at the Queenstown Lakes District Council (QLDC) and comes with a wealth of experience in the development industry.

He has worked in a broad range of industry sectors including civil infrastructure, residential and commercial building design and construction and land and property development, as well as local government planning and regulation.

He will be based in Queenstown overseeing the region’s projects and will also work actively on the company’s growing Christchurch business.

Trinity Development Alliance co-director Wayne Foley said the appointments helped cement the company’s solid business base in Queenstown while enabling it to focus on expansion into the increasingly busy Christchurch market.

"Within the past two years, Trinity has grown to include a multi-discipline group of consultants offering a comprehensive development and project management service," said Mr Foley.

"We’re well-positioned to get involved with projects from the earliest stages, often while investors or developers are making the initial decisions about a site or a building design, because we’re so much more than project managers and offer very real financial benefits to those who bring us on board from the start."

The company’s current multi-million-dollar projects underway in Christchurch include John Ryder’s Knox Plaza development in Victoria Street, the adjoining 138 Victoria St commercial building, 254 Montreal St for CPI Group and a new communal centre for Alpine View Retirement Village in Burwood.

"It’s great to have someone of Steve’s calibre and experience as part of our management team," said Mr Foley.

"He has a breadth of experience across a number of areas and sectors with really good solid business and industry relationships, so he’ll really add value to our business.

"He is the perfect person to help manage our Christchurch projects and build strong partnerships there, while leading our team of project managers and quantity surveyors in both centres.

"His appointment also opens new doors for subdivision work in Queenstown and Christchurch."

Ambrose Kelly, who recently completed his Masters Degree in Architecture from Victoria University of Wellington, joins the team as project manager.

Mr Kelly gained work experience with Trinity Development Alliance over the past two years and adds further specialist resource management depth to the team, with an emphasis on design detailing and administration.

"Ambrose has been a huge asset to us during his study leave and brings a great design and architectural eye to the team. He will also be available for Christchurch projects now and in the future," said Mr Foley.

Trinity Development Alliance has had lead roles in the development and construction of a wide range of hospitality and commercial developments in Queenstown and Christchurch and has also been involved in a number of premium residential builds.

Its own high-end residential construction projects include a multi-million-dollar Queenstown Hill Residence, The Peak on Queenstown Hill, and residences at Jacks Point, Closeburn and Millbrook Resort.

The company has a team of seven consultants who specialise in a variety of fields including quantity surveying, engineering, resource management, and project management.