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Property Ref: 4040

Ravenswood Motel Complex Development, North Canterbury

Property Type: Commercial Real Estate, Development Opportunities

Sale Type: Freehold Investment

Region: Canterbury

Physical Address: Main North Rd, Ravenswood 7691

Price: FREEHOLD INVESTMENT, asking $990,000 + GST if any

Broker: Dilan De Silva

Mobile: +64 27 444 9692


Ravenswood is a new master-planned North Canterbury township which provides 1,350 residential sections with large areas of open space, along with a full-service commercial precinct.

Located in a desirable position on the northern fringe of Woodend, Ravenswood extends from Rangiora Woodend Road in the south, to State Highway 1 in the north east. Central Christchurch is a short commute to the south and travel is about to become significantly more efficient with the pending completion of motorway enhancements.

Ravenswood is adjacent to Pegasus with associated recreational opportunities and amenities including a golf course, Lake Pegasus and the beach beyond plus biking and walking tracks.

The commercial precinct has generated strong interest and a number of national retail brands have already committed to the project or are at an advanced stage of negotiation.

Construction of the commercial area is underway and Stage 1 residential will start shortly. Residential sites at Ravenswood have sold well due to competitive pricing, high amenity values, proximity to shopping and services plus numerous recreational opportunities nearby.

What’s on Offer

Prime commercial land, lot 202, 3,609m2 more or less is in an excellent location, easy access from State Highway 1 and ready for development.  Consent is in place to build a motel complex for 26 x 2 bedrooms units along with a double story dwelling for the manager’s residence. The 26 units are separated in 2 blocks, one set of 13 units on the ground floor and 13 units on the upper floor, the manger’s unit will be detached from the motel units plus 32 on site car parks. Please refer to the recourse consent within the Documents page tab.

Strategic Overview

Factors underpinning buoyant outlook for commercial activities at Ravenswood include:

  • Excellent exposure to Stage Highway 1 which has some 18,000 vehicle movements daily and is projected to reach 28,000 by 2027
  • Limited supply of commercial land in this locality
  • Developer controls in place to ensure an appropriate mix of business uses occur
  • Strong growth in the primary and secondary retail catchments that Ravenswood can service
  • Strategic location which will allow Ravenswood to become the commercial hub servicing the wider area
  • Well-established national brands committing to Ravenswood, providing confidence to other buyers
  • Example of a successful outcome at Rolleston for businesses beside SH1, which as with Ravenswood also has an adjoining residential base
  • Ongoing population growth in surrounding areas, such as Pegasus, Rangiora and Woodend
  • Significant employment opportunities associated with the new businesses at Ravenswood including the supermarket, service station and fast food operators, plus the residential construction sector
  • NZTA is spending approx. $600 million building three new motorways to service northern parts of Christchurch. This will reduce congestion and significantly benefit Ravenswood
  • In terms of comprehensive shopping facilities there is no competition in the immediate vicinity. The New World supermarket at Ravenswood will become a major draw card for local residents along with passing traffic on State Highway 1. Complementary businesses who establish a presence in the adjoining retail area at Ravenswood will benefit from this captive market and future growth

This is an excellent opportunity for a smart investor to develop the site, own and operate the business or alternatively lease the business and retain the freehold investment.

For more confidential information, please register here on our new website, or to arrange your viewing, please contact Dilan De Silva, Specialist Business Broker on Mobile 027 444 9692, or by email at


Ravenswood is located in one of New Zealand’s fastest growing districts with a population of 50,000 people. Over 12,000 people will reside in the direct catchment area within 2km. Ravenswood is a fully masterplanned community of 1,352 residential sections and 13 ha of commercial land comprising of a mix of commercial and light industrial including New World, BP and McDonald’s, who are all already committed to the project.


  • Third largest district in the South Island (by population) after Christchurch and Dunedin.
  • Second fastest growing region in New Zealand after Selwyn District.
  • Estimated population to increase from 50,000 (2013 Census) to circa 76,000 by 2031 – a rise of 52%.
  • Easily accessible central location.

Ravenswood Develpoment

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Ravenswood - Plan

Ravenswood - Valuation

Ravenswood - Lease

Ravenswood - Information Memorandum

Property Details

Property Type

Commercial Real Estate
Development Opportunities

Sale Type

Freehold Investment



Physical Address

Main North Rd, Ravenswood 7691


FREEHOLD INVESTMENT, asking $990,000 + GST if any

Contact Agents


Dilan De Silva

Tourism, Hospitality & Leisure Business Broker
Upper South Island in NZ, Sri Lanka & the Maldives Internationally
International: +64 27 444 9692
NZ Mobile: 027 444 9692



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