We were contracted by Focus Planners on behalf of Wyndham Hotel Group to provide a visual assessment and visual simulation images for the proposed Ramada Suites Manukau Pacific Centre, located directly adjacent to the Vodafone Events Center and Vector Wero Whitewater Park on Great South Road in Manukau. A summary of the resource consent application states the proposal is to erect a 35-metre high, 10-storey building to accommodate 85 hotel rooms, 101 residential apartments, with a restaurant, cafe and gym/healthcare facility on the ground floor, and a basement car park. The proposal also includes 82 car parks, 36 cycle parking spaces, relocation of seven pohutukawa trees, comprehensive landscaping, signage and associated earthworks. Our visual assessment written by Richard Greenwood and accompanying visual simulation imagery saw consent granted after a contentious sale and purchase of the land. Greenwood Associates was happy to help this project through resource consent as we recognize the rising need for accommodation in the area as the site is within walking distance of Manukau's growing commercial hub, Westfield Manukau shopping centre, and offers easy access to both Auckland Airport and the central business district. The presence of quality accommodation like the Ramada Suites Manukau next to the existing events centre and water park will help the area attract even higher profile events as the Manukau region grows.