Kiwi Property Group commits to going above and beyond

An image of Sylvia ParkWe're really excited to share some of the big changes happening with Kiwi Property Group. They are one of New Zealand’s largest retail portfolios- including Sylvia Park and Lynnmall- and across their malls they annually host tens of millions of visitors. The group are working with us to enhance the accessibility of their built environments and also investing in their people, their approach to accessibility, and their culture.

Kiwi Property Group have undertaken Be. Welcome assessments of their properties, and this year continue their mission to upgrade accessibility beyond code, and to improve their ratings across all large mall environments. They are aiming high- with their goal to have at least one platinum rated retail centre. They have also committed to incorporate accessibility into their new developments. We have met with their Architectural team and Design review of Sylvia Park is already underway.

Alongside this activity they have begun putting in place a programme of training and education to improve the confidence of their teams. This month one of our Be. Coaches held two Be. Confident sessions at their Hamilton properties- Centre Place, and The Base.

We love how highly motivated they are, taking a broad approach to accessibility- by committing to truly engage with their local communities and evolving to be totally inclusive. They say "We see our role as providing places of inclusiveness; spaces where people are safe and feel they belong. It is imperative to us that everyone enjoys are assets with the same convenience as each other."

Watch this space- we'll be sharing more of their journey over the coming months.