Ormiston town centre, Flatbush, Auckland

Ormiston town centre, Flatbush, Auckland

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Ormiston town centre, Flatbush, Auckland

Ormiston Town Centre is a new and innovative master planned community in South-east Auckland - due to be completed by 2022.

Harrison Grierson has been involved from the start. We’ve designed, and are now leading the implementation of new roading and car parking, civil infrastructure, stormwater treatment ponds, landscape planting and hard landscape design aspects of the project.

This includes the terraced housing to the south of Ormiston Road, as well as the commercial development to the north.

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Grenada street link, Papamoa

Grenada street link, Papamoa

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Grenada street link, Papamoa

Harrison Grierson was engaged by Tauranga City Council to design the new 400m link road between Papamoa and Bayfair. Our team provided survey, preliminary and final engineering design, tender documentation and evaluation, and construction observation services for the project, as well as designing and supervising the installation of a major wastewater pipeline under the road. The pipeline was constructed after the link road was completed.

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The block nz tv series

The block nz tv series

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The block nz tv series

Our team continues to work behind the scenes providing planning, survey, landscape architecture, and civil and structural engineering services for The Block NZ. You won’t see us on camera, but our work has helped to ensure the show is produced on schedule, well within the conditions of the consents, and most importantly that the titles are issued before the scheduled auctions.

We're now working on The Block NZ Season 7.

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St paul's college, Auckland

St paul's college, Auckland

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St paul's college, Auckland

St Paul’s College’s new middle school and administration building in Auckland’s Ponsonby opened in 2018. The building makes a statement to the local community about the new direction of the school, and accommodates a growing school population.

Our design engineers worked closely with Architectus to incorporate the visually striking architectural detailing into the primary structure. Natural ventilation, warm roof technology, large north facing terraces to address solar gain, and a combination of single and double glazing to optimise the north and south thermal performance are some of the innovative features in the engineering design.

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Auckland's city rail link (crl)

Auckland's city rail link (crl)

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Auckland's city rail link (crl)

As part of the property acquisition process for the CRL, we prepared planning assessments for over 25 sites in the CRL designation to assist Auckland Transport in determining compensation for landowners affected by the public works.

Our transportation team reviewed changes to downtown bus service routes affected by the CRL works. This included identifying the number of bus stops required and their locations, verifying the capacity of the stops, designing the new bus stops, and undertaking consultations with local stakeholders.

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Refurbishment of regional house, tauranga

Red beach residential development, Whangaparaoa

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Red beach residential development, Whangaparaoa

We were involved in the 2013 plan change to allow the former 44-hectare Peninsula Golf Course to be zoned residential and developed into mixed-density housing, wetland reserves and recreational areas.

Since then we’ve supported Fletcher Living in their successful resource consent application for the first two stages, and PLDL in design consent for the latter stages of the development. Our engineering team is taking the lead in implementing each stage.

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Refurbishment of regional house, tauranga

Refurbishment of regional house, Tauranga

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Refurbishment of regional house, Tauranga

Solar power, a wind turbine and a stormwater harvesting system are some of the innovative features of our building services design being incorporated into Bay of Plenty Regional Council’s refurbishment of its Regional House building.

The adjacent Wallingford House has also been designed to be upgraded to IL4 seismic code to accommodate an emergency response centre, with sewer retention and water storage systems, and an essential generator system with bulk fuel storage included in the design for continued use during an emergency situation.

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Omaru creek stormwater management plan

Omaru creek stormwater management plan

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Omaru creek stormwater management plan

Auckland Council is progressively intensifying development and regenerating land in the Tamaki area to create a community of over 11,000 homes. Our water resources team prepared an award winning Stormwater Management Plan (SMP) to support this large-scale regeneration.

Our SMP is original in New Zealand as it deals with large-scale brownfield development on a catchment wide basis. It’s based on the new planning rules of the Unitary Plan and the new approach of ‘Water Sensitive Design’ in the sustainable management of stormwater in urban areas.

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Paeroa water treatment plant upgrade

Paeroa water treatment plant upgrade

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Paeroa water treatment plant upgrade

Hauraki District Council wanted a cost effective and practical solution to comply with current Drinking Water Standards for New Zealand, and to increase capacity for future demand.

Our innovative solution, which enables the plant to produce a chemical free waste for the majority of the time, was designed by our water treatment process engineers, structural engineers and planners alongside the selected technology suppliers.

The bulk of the waste stream produced can be discharged directly back to the source river via the stormwater network. Sludge lagoons weren’t required to be constructed on the banks of the river, and the volume of chemicals held onsite has been minimised. It’s also provided increased capacity due to the recovery and efficiency of the process stream.

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The faculty of architecture and design

The faculty of architecture and design – te aro campus, victoria university

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The faculty of architecture and design – te aro campus, victoria university

Our team provided the building services design for the refurbishment of the Te Aro Campus building.

The project was successfully carried out over multiple stages, allowing the building to remain fully operational throughout the construction.

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Tauranga harbour marine precinct

Tauranga harbour marine precinct

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Tauranga harbour marine precinct

We've been providing civil engineering, planning and surveying services to develop a purpose-built marine servicing facility and associated industrial lots at Sulphur Point. The Marine Precinct will provide a new base for boat building and refit businesses, and will be managed by Tauranga City Council.

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Vector wero whitewater park

Vector wero whitewater park

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Vector wero whitewater park

We were involved from day one, providing ongoing planning, consenting strategy and compliance advice for development of New Zealand’s first artificial white water facility; as well as obtaining consents for the kayak course, the existing events centre and conference centre, and the retail/café container village.

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Vodafone and the Rural Broadband Initiative (RBI)

Vodafone and the rural broadband initiative (rbi1)

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Vodafone and the rural broadband initiative (rbi1)

Our national telecommunications team provides Vodafone NZ Limited and Arrow International with site selection and acquisition, resource consent planning, and design management, including structural and civil engineering services, for new and upgrade sites in urban and remote locations.

As part of the RBI1 programme, we were one of the lead design companies that helped deliver 154 new mobile towers and the upgrade of 380 existing sites over a 5-year period. We are excited to be a continued long-term design partner for future Vodafone network upgrades.

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Gateway Bridge

Gateway bridge, Auckland airport

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Gateway bridge, Auckland airport

We're the civil and building services engineers for the new gateway bridge over George Bolt Memorial Drive - and the structural engineers for the bridge approach structures.

Designed by Warren and Mahoney Architects, the suspension bridge for pedestrians and cyclists will feature a 40m-high concrete mast inspired by the form of a huia feather.

The bridge will connect ‘the Quad’ hotel and commercial precinct with the airport terminals.

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Christchurch Art

Christchurch public art installations

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Christchurch public art installations

Since 2015, our Christchurch structural and survey teams have provided pro bono services for major art installations as part of the SCAPE Public Art seasonal events.

We are a proud supporter of these major public art events to enhance the urban centre and raise the profile of public art within the city.

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Mangere Street

Te ara mua - future streets, mangere

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Te ara mua - future streets, mangere

The Future Streets project has transformed the streets of Māngere, providing better infrastructure for walking and cycling.

Our transportation team (as a key consultant to Auckland Transport) was involved from the start of the project, turning concept into reality. Our team provided initial concepts and options, innovative design and construction solutions, right through to project completion.

In 2017 the project won two Bike to the Future Awards, which acknowledges New Zealand’s best cycling projects.

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Mighty River Power

Primary external planning advisor for mercury energy

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Primary external planning advisor for mercury energy

Since 2006, we've been providing planning advice, submissions and expert evidence at Council and Environment Court hearings, covering district and regional planning processes, freshwater and geothermal water allocation, land use and discharge issues.

We've assisted with resource consents for Kawerau geothermal power station, Southdown gas-fired power station, Waikato Hydro Scheme variations of conditions, smart meters throughout Auckland, and policy processes relating to regions and districts throughout the North Island.

We've also advised on national policy issues relating to the National Policy Statements for Transmission, Renewable Electricity and Freshwater Management.

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44 The Terrace Wellington CBD

44 The Terrace, Wellington CBD

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44 The Terrace, Wellington CBD

Working with Kiwi Property Group and the design team, Harrison Grierson's building services and structural engineers developed a cost-effective strengthening solution as part of the building refurbishment.

Un-bonded external post-tensioned rods were added at regular locations across the building to tie it together. The plates could be fitted around in-ceiling services, preventing costly removal of fit-out and services. The strengthening system did not require penetration of the perimeter beams for anchorage, resulting in no damage to the exterior façade.

The result was an innovative solution that cleverly maximised the building's strength, while minimising disruption to tenants.

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Wellington City Unreinforced Masonry

Wellington City Unreinforced Masonry (URM) Programme

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Wellington City Unreinforced Masonry (URM) Programme

Working on behalf of Wellington City Council, our planners and structural engineers have worked with owners and occupiers of heritage buildings on Cuba Street to design adaptive facades and obtain resource consents to replace URM on buildings that are vulnerable in an earthquake.

To retain the integrity of the heritage assets the design of the replacement facades has involved the use of alternative materials, which will be less damaging in an earthquake event, and retains the appearance of the original masonry.

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Boulcott Suites, Wellington

Boulcott Suites, Wellington

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Boulcott Suites, Wellington

Boulcott Suites is a new 9-storey apartment building, located in the heart of the Wellington CBD.

Our team provided building services expertise for the project. A challenge was the limited ceiling cavity space. This required careful coordination of all building services elements, with the structural engineering and architectural requirements.

The building is currently operated as a hotel; however, it was designed to ensure flexibility for alternative future uses. The scheme can be varied in the future to enable unit title for each apartment, allowing residential use.

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Bowen Campus Redevelopment, Wellington Government Precinct

Bowen Campus Redevelopment, Wellington Government Precinct

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Bowen Campus Redevelopment, Wellington Government Precinct

We're providing site survey and civil engineering services for this project.

The redevelopment will modernise the Bowen State Building and Charles Fergusson Tower, including reutilising and strengthening the existing building structures and recladding the two buildings.

Our teams have dealt with a number of challenges to deliver design solutions meeting the client’s needs. These have included working with a constrained site, and complicated existing infrastructure assets with limited location information, including the main Wellington wastewater interceptor.

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Kawakawa Bay Sewage Scheme

Kawakawa Bay Sewerage Scheme

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Kawakawa Bay Sewerage Scheme

Our team designed an award winning sewerage scheme to counter chronic pollution in the Bay’s 4km foreshore. Our innovative design included New Zealand’s first application of a vacuum wastewater collection system, and a biological nutrient removal sewage treatment plant using ultrafiltration to ensure sewage was treated to world-class standards.

The sewerage scheme removed the public health risk and is contributing to the preservation of the local environment.

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