Business South December 2020

88 | Strong demand for Nth Canty lifestyle T Kim Newth Nearly 150 homes have already gone up at Ravenswood, with dozens more under construction. Ravenswood - Infinity Investment Group DEVELOPMENT PROUD TO BE INVOLVED WITH THE RAVENSWOOD DEVELOPMENT Land Surveying / Resource Management Environmental Science / Structural Engineering Geotechnical Engineering / Civil Engineering S ections are selling fast at Ravenswood, a new residential community 25km north of Christchurch that combines con- venience and affordability with an attractive semi-rural lifestyle. The prospect of moving a little way out of Christchurch, while still being so handy to the city and with local beaches and rivers close by, is proving irresistible to many young couples and families. Nearly 150 homes have already gone up at Ravenswood, with dozens more under construction. With Stage 2 now fully sold out and titles on track for January 2021, the coming year is poised to build further momentum on con- struction. 43 sections in stage 3A, launched in July 2020, were quickly snapped up. “We put those lots on the market in con- junction with a $5000 rebate offer,” says Hetty Van Hale, of Ravenswood Developments. “Initially the rebate was available for the first 20 residential sections sold in Stage 3A but was so popular that we extended it to the first 30. Since then demand for sections has continued to be so strong that we released 58 lots in Stage 3B quickly followed by a further 54 lots in Stage 3C. All but five of these lots are now either sold or under offer.” Along with the physical bricks and mortar, a sense of community is also fast taking root at Ravenswood, where the developers’ ethos is summed up by the expression ‘we give when we get’. During the lockdown, Ravenswood Developments backed the local community by throwing support behind the Community Wellbeing North Canterbury Trust. An initial donation of $5000 was made, with a pledge of further support each time one of the last 13 sections in Stage 2 was sold. The total commit- ted to the Trust now stands at $31,000. “Our sales and marketing team were meeting on Zoom during the lockdown and reflecting on how ‘community’ is so important to us at Ravenswood. “We wanted to support the Community Wellbeing North Canterbury Trust, whose team responded so quickly to the local chal- lenges of COVID-19.” New residents will no doubt appreciate, too, the convenience of Ravenswood Junction, where a BP station and Wild Bean Café plus a McDonald’s restaurant are already open and a New World supermarket is under construction to open next year. A state of the art storage facility – North Canterbury Storage – is due to open in De- cember. “We have a fantastic retail precinct right next door to New World with some 25 tenancies. A number of those leases are already signed with some under negotiation. We recommend getting in touch to explore our remaining retail opportunities before they are gone.” Ravenswood’s catchment area is growing strongly and the commercial centre is also strategically sited to attract passing traffic from State Highway 1 and other surrounding towns, including Woodend and Pegasus. “Young families moving here are well catered for, with the recewntly opened Ravenswood Stars Nursery & Preschool an exciting new addition “ Putting down roots at Ravenswood is made easy with a range of house and land packages available to suit lifestyle and budget, (priced from $480,000). Inspiration is not hard to find, with 12 show homes now open and another two under construction. “We have a fantastic retail precinct right next door to New World with some 25 tenancies. A number of those leases are already signed with some under negotiation.”

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