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WHITEHORSE PROPERTY GROUP LTD.

4Sight was engaged by Whitehorse Property in 2016 to provide environmental due diligence advice in relation to a potential property acquisition.  The EDD process was used to facilitate the land purchase, and further investigation of soil and groundwater was undertaken to support the resource consent process.

THE PROJECT

Whitehorse Property had identified land suitable for the construction of a multilevel apartment development on the CBD fringe in Auckland.  The property had a lengthy history, with land use including a range of commercial and industrial activities which presented a number of potential environmental risks.  Services provided by 4Sight included:

  • Conducting a fast turn-around environmental due diligence assessment

  • Desktop assessment of soil and groundwater contamination

  • Intrusive soil and groundwater works (drilling, soil analysis, groundwater monitoring)

  • Preparation of reports to support the resource consent process

THE APPROACH

A thorough understanding environmental risk, and presentation of this risk in a commercial context, is critical to an effective environmental diligence process.  4Sight was able to mobilise at short notice, understand the key environmental risks, and deliver this information to the client in a manner which facilitated their property transaction.

4Sight was then able to use this information to design an intrusive site investigation to adequately identify potential contaminants in soil and groundwater, delineate the extent of contamination, and facilitate obtaining a resource consent for development.

 

THE OUTCOME

To date 4Sight has providing timely advice to the client in both acquisition of the property and obtaining resource consent for development of the site.  This has included using our knowledge of the local regulatory framework to prepare work scope that satisfied both the client and the regulatory authorities.

We have worked with Aaron and his team on multiple projects now and have found 4Sight to be responsive, efficient and effective. This site contained a number of challenges due to both its historic and existing use and Nigel has successfully worked through these issues whilst carrying out environmental diligence work and soil groundwater assessments. We highly recommended 4sight.
— Steve Bond - Project Manager, Whitehorse Property Group

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