A full town centre streetscape upgrade in a south Auckland identified growth area linking to the new Ōtāhuhu Train/Bus Station,
Ōtāhuhu has a long and rich history and is home to a diverse community with a distinctive Pacific identity. Our client, Auckland Council has set a long-term programme of coordinated investment and actions to bring about transformational social, economic and physical change in the area. The town has a rich built and cultural heritage shared by resident groups and the project has recognised the need to protect and promote these attributes.
Boffa Miskell led the multi-disciplinary design consultant team from the investigation and concept design phase through to the detailed design completion, including the resource consent application for the project. Boffa Miskell undertook the Engineer’s Representative role under the NZS 3190 contract during the construction phase as well as providing site observation & technical design advice.
The Ōtāhuhu Town Centre Streetscape Upgrade project included physical upgrades of below and above ground infrastructure, safety and aesthetic improvements throughout the entire town centre. The project has an impact well beyond its physical works. The outcome of the project aims to improve the civic pride, guardianship and stimulate economic growth in this part of south Auckland.
Key project achievements to support the vision for Ōtāhuhu were:
Collaboration with Mana Whenua representatives guided the design team to employ a holistic approach. Meangingful narratives have been woven into a number of design elements, including amenity feature layouts, paving enlivenment, stormwater design, way-finding and plant selection.
As the construction progressed and the transformation of the town centre was revealed, there have been recognisable changes in traffic behaviours and a sense of stewardship of the public space within the community.
Led the multi-disciplinary design consultant team from investigation and concept design, through to the detailed design completion; including the resource consent application
|Client||Auckland Council and Auckland Transport|
|Project team||Yoko Tanaka|
Envivo – Civil & Structural Engineer
TPC – Traffic Engineer
LDP – Lighting Engineer
DVQS – Quantity Surveyor (construction phase)
Cuesko – Quantity Surveyor (design phase)
|Project date||2016 - ongoing|