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About Collett's Corner

Vibrant, lively, Lyttelton.
Collett's Corner is a new, multi-use building to be constructed on Lyttelton’s main street. It is intentionally designed as a place to connect with friends and whānau in a space that is centred around wellbeing. A lively mix of hospitality, retail, apartments, all centred around facilities and treatment spaces for wellbeing providers. Collett's Corner is set to become a vibrant hub for the people of Lyttelton and an exciting destination for all.

Bringing people together.
Collett's Corner is a building that’s all about people. Every part of it is purposefully designed to attract and connect people. Imagine, gathering with family and friends, meeting like-minded people and making new connections in a welcoming place. Lyttelton is known and loved for its lively community spirit, and Collett's Corner will celebrate and strengthen that even further.

Designed by many.
Collett's Corner is the result of tons of ideas contributed by the community over a 2-year collaborative process. The final design was chosen democratically out of a range of options and has been fine-tuned through further engagement. Many voices have been heard and the building is better for it.

A model for a better future.
Let’s show the world what’s possible. Collett's Corner’s collective design process and ownership structure is modelling a new way of doing things. Beyond local – it’s an example that has the potential to inspire change everywhere. Beyond today – it’s a building that will benefit our children and their children too.



  • Lytteltonions (people that work, live or own property in the Harbour Basin)
  • Investors in Collett's Corner (public register of all shareholders)
  • Collett's Corner residents
  • Future tenants and business owners


Project Team


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Stages of Development

The plan is to complete the planning and design by the early of 2021, start construction and open the building mid 2022.

  • Listening & Ideation Phase: Jul -Nov 2017
    Ask the community to share their ideas for the site
    Assess potential options for the project
  • Scoping Phase: Jan - May 2018
    Share options and seek input
    Identify preferred option
    Develop feasibility report
    Create financial and legal structures aligned to the project's purpose
    Seek early stage investors
  • Plan & Design Phase: Jun 2018 - Mar 2021
    Launch design competition 
    Assemble the project team
    Launch equity crowdfunding campaign (February 2019)
    Pre-sale apartments / Pre-lease building
    Obtain consents
  • Construction Phase: Apr 2021 - May 2022
    Build community by building the building, including working bees to develop trade experience
  • Opening: Jun 2022
    Let's celebrate together!


Project Updates
Property development is an iterative process, a design matures as it goes through the various stages. In each phase we refine the design based on learning new information. From time to time we send updates to keep the Collett's Corner shareholders and wider public informed about project's progress. The benefit of this approach is you get to see behind the scenes, you get to understand the many decisions and steps that lead to a development. AND you have the opportunity to share with us your insights as well so that we can advance the design together. If you would like to receive updates please register here. If you missed any of the previous announcements, here is a list: 






Useful Documents

  • Collett's Corner Constitution Collett's Corner Ltd is a for purpose company, which means the directors are bound to serve the purpose as set out in our constitution. 
  • Shareholder Register Collett's Corner has over 300 shareholders, together we are investing in the change we want to see happen.
  • Share transfer form If you an existing shareholder and you want to transfer your shares this is the form you need to fill in. 

Camia Young


Camia Young

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The woman behind Collett's Corner is Camia Young. International Architect, entrepreneur and passionate activator. She is motivated by a deep desire to reimagine property development so that we change the way that wealth is distributed. One of her goals is to create a sense of belonging through building community by building buildings. Camia purchased Collett’s Corner in 2013. Since then she has poured her heart, energy and experience into making Collett's Corner happen.

Since moving to Christchurch in 2011, Camia has been involved in several community minded initiatives including XCHC (Exchange Christchurch), Te Pūtahi: Christchurch Centre for Architecture and City Making, the Gap Filler Pallet Pavilion, and Studio Christchurch. Before moving to New Zealand, Camia practiced as an Architect in Europe with OMA in Holland and Herzog & de Meuron in Switzerland and worked on several large scale civic projects and urban master plans. Camia serves as a Trustee on the Hillary Institute board, the Ohu Foundation board and she is the Founding Partner of Ohu Development Ltd and Founding Director XCHC.

If you have any questions or would like to know more about Collett's Corner please get in touch.

Ohu is working with the Lyttelton community to c0-create a mixed use development on London St. At the heart of the four story building will be a wellness centre, it will be complimented by shops, a restaurant and apartments.