WHAT WE DO

Large Urban Subdivisions

Development Feasibility, Design, Consents, Project Management, Construction to Completion

Cato Bolam has been involved in urban subdivision for over 40 years. Successfully completed projects range in size and complexity from relatively simple one into two lot developments to 1,000 lot+ master-planned communities.

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We aim to provide a second-to-none service in subdivision design, assessments, approvals and completion. As a multi-disciplinary consultancy, we provide a “start to end solution”, from initial consultation, to consenting and construction, right through to the issuing of titles.

Land subdivision is complex. Ever-increasing Council regulations, combined with widened opportunities to carry out various forms of subdivision, makes it difficult to visualise what is possible, or the best way to achieve a desired result at minimum time and cost for a maximum return. We focus on making the complex simple and ensuring the development process is as smooth and efficient as possible.

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Large Urban Subdivision Services

Cato Bolam’s urban subdivision services include:

  • Civil earthworks & infrastructure tender and construction management
  • UAV (Drone) Surveys and Aerial Photography
  • Engineering and As Built Surveys
  • Freehold or Unit Title Land Transfer Surveys
  • Subdivision Completion (S223 & S224c certification)
  • Liaising with Solicitor and LINZ to secure new titles
  • Project Management and consultation, from start to finish

Need advice on your major subdivision? Complete the form on our contact us page and one of our representatives will be in touch.

FREQUENTLY ASKED

Large Urban Subdivision Questions

What are the different options of subdividing (fee simple / unit title / cross-lease)?

Most subdivision is fee simple, i.e. creation of freehold titles. For higher density residential development and commercial and industrial development unit titles are a common form of subdivision. Cross-lease subdivision is now quite rare - more common is conversion of old cross-leases to freehold or unit titles.

What’s involved in subdividing land?

In simple terms the stages of subdivision are feasibility (what are the yields and likely costs), design, consenting, construction, surveying and titling. For a large urban subdivision some of these stages can be quite complex which is whay the initial planning stage is a critical one. Our process involves assisting our client to identify all of the likely challenges, very early in the process so that there are no surprises down the track.

Who do we approach for help to subdivide?

Consultancy services for land subdivision is a core part of what we do. We can advise from the beginning of the process and provide all the services needed right through the approval processes to construction and completion.

Who has experience in large subdivisions?

Usually it is better to engage a head consultant to manage a larger project. There are obvious benefits in engaging a multi-discipline practice.

Who can take care of my large development or subdivision?

We undertake a range of services for large developments and love to be able to offer design solutions to create great places. Specific knowledge around the details of large scale projects is essential for dealing with Council and providing the best methods to keep costs down and make developments more profitable.There are many benefits to making use of a multi-disciplined company to project manage a development.

Who should I contact to start my large subdivision?

We undertake a range of services for large subdivisions and love to be able to offer design solutions to create great places. Specific knowledge around the details of large scale projects is essential for dealing with Council and providing the best solutions to keep costs down and make developments more profitable.

How can we assist with your large urban subdivision?