Retro Commercial Project – McCore Group: Kahu Development

Check out our latest project - This is a large commercial project on the Northshore that will provide accommodation to many new tenants, and in this instance we are part of a larger group of contractors working towards the completion of this project. Our part in this is the concrete works.

Below we have included a summary of the Article that appeared in the North Business Magazine, November 2023. To read the full article click here


Kiwis might be hesitant to leave behind their traditional quarter-acre homes, but the Kahu Development in Auckland’s Long Bay Village, built by McCore Group for Templeton Group, is offering a fresh perspective on apartment living. This project features 42 north-facing terrace homes, providing a contemporary, architect-designed environment surrounded by cafes, restaurants, and shops. Set across two buildings with a central mews access-way, each unit boasts its own entrance and dedicated parking, with larger dwellings featuring tandem garages.

The homes, ranging from one to four bedrooms, offer a balance of space, privacy, and comfort at reasonable prices. The development is ideally situated for families, with safe walking routes to top-rated schools and easy access to public transport, including a quick bus trip to Massey University’s Auckland campus and services into the Auckland CBD.

Kahu Development represents a middle ground between traditional homes and multi-unit apartments, catering to modern needs while maintaining a sense of community. McCore Group, founded by Michael Wang, Mike Gibson, and Matt Borg, has grown rapidly since its inception in 2017, completing numerous projects and establishing a strong reputation in the industry. The first half of the Kahu project is set to be completed early next year, with the second half following soon after, signaling a promising new chapter in Auckland’s housing market.

Original Article by: Hugh de Lacy
Source: Business North Publication – November 2023 (Page 36)
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Angie has been in construction for 25 years, with a 5-year break where she worked as a Property Manager, gaining valuable insight into property maintenance. She excels as the Office Manager for Retro Construction and currently serves as their Project Coordinator and Office Manager. Her highest qualification is in the legal field, in which she worked for the first 7 years of her career. Since schooldays, being in a technical school, she knew her forte would be construction. She also has 4 years of business qualifications to support her role.

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