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Prestons Park is the second part of a major greenfield development on the northeast outskirts of Christchurch. Together with the neighbouring Prestons North development (by Ngai Tahu Property), it is the largest land development project ever assembled in Christchurch.

RMM's involvement with the Prestons Park development exceeds ten years of duration. The final stages, including a local shopping centre, are due for completion in 2022. RMM has provided input at all project stages, from the initial conceptualisation and preparation of construction documentation to overseeing the final built form.

The vision for Prestons Park is a master planned residential community nestled within a well-connected walkable neighbourhood. A key feature is the linear park combining the stormwater design (basins, waterways, and wetland), with open space and recreational facilities (playgrounds, site furniture, shared paths, bridges, and jetty/lookout).

The transformation of Snellings Drain (an old farm drain) into a series of interspersed ponds connected by runs and riggles on the periphery of the development provides habitat and sanctuary for many short-finned eels, as well as being a pleasant environment for passersby to enjoy the sound of flowing water from the shared path and footbridges.

Prestons Park exemplifies the harmonious integration of urban development into a comprehensive stormwater and open space network.
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