Creating stronger foundations for growth.

Civil | Structural | Seismic | Building Services | Traffic Engineering

We engineer excellence. From infrastructure and water to land development and transport, we have a proud history of engineering expertise that spans a multitude of disciplines.

Over 130 years we’ve established a reputation for trust, efficiency and diligence. And our award-winning team is recognised as one of the best in the business. For you, that means having innovative thinking, creative insights and some of the best engineering minds on your side.

Our team includes environmental scientists, civil and structural engineers, mechanical and process engineers, traffic engineers and dedicated project managers who can provide professional expertise in:

  • Master planning of facilities
  • Feasibility studies
  • Site investigations and Due Diligence
  • Site audits and asset management
  • Risk management assessments
  • Laboratory studies and process design
  • Computer modelling and visualisation techniques
  • Assessment of environmental effects
  • Project scoping and concept design
  • Detailed design and contract documentation
  • Construction management
  • Commissioning and operator training
  • Detailed traffic design



Measuring up our experience.

Accuracy. Experience. Efficiency. It’s for these reasons that Harrison Grierson's award-winning surveying team is widely respected in the property and construction industries. It’s our aim to add value on every site; looking above and beyond surveying and measurement to identify any potential issues or opportunities.

Covering land and property development, civil, environmental and geotechnical engineering, planning and resource management projects, all our professional surveyors utilise leading-edge surveying and computer technology. Services include:

  • 3D Scanning
  • Resource consent applications for subdivision
  • Urban and rural subdivision
  • Unit title and stratum estate subdivisions
  • Maori land partitions
  • Topographical and site detail surveys
  • Proclamation surveys
  • GPS surveys
  • GIS data capture surveys
  • Rentable area measurement for lease purposes
  • Precise set out, including horizontal and vertical control for high rise buildings
  • As built surveys
  • Monitoring of settlement and lateral displacement
  • Sports venue set out
  • Land stability and earthworks control
  • Photogrammetric survey control



Turning your vision into reality.

Consultation strategies | Policy |
Development planning and assessment | Strategic urban growth | Transportation planning

Strategic planning, policy planning, infrastructure and development projects are renowned for being complex, expensive and notoriously changeable. So it’s good to know that our planning and resource management teams are on hand to take care of it.

Whether it’s a long-term vision for large spatial areas or individual development aspirations for short-term implementation, our experienced team is ready to help. With experience, of course, comes commercial understanding. And it’s this aspect of our services that many private, corporate, central government and local government clients can really benefit from. We offer:

  • Strategic planning
  • Research and analysis
  • Due diligence, feasibility studies and project scoping
  • Statutory approvals (designations, resource consents)
  • Consent processing and development assessments
  • Assessments of environmental effects
  • National, regional and local policy analysis, preparation of plans and plan changes, submissions
  • Project management and coordination of specialist inputs
  • Consultation strategies
  • Expert evidence
  • Transportation planning studies, assessments and research
  • Road safety studies and traffic engineering assessments
  • Economic analyses and policy development

Urban Design

Urban Design

Shaping the world around us.

Comprehensive housing design | Business park

As our lifestyles change, so too must the environments we live in. Now more than ever, the need for long-term, sustainable and inspiring urban design has never been greater. This is an area where future-focused design thinking meets on-the-ground experience.

Working closely with specialist team members across Harrison Grierson, we offer a one stop shop for urban design projects that are both practical, elegant and achievable. Our wide-ranging specialists cover:

  • Structure planning and land use master planning
  • Development and subdivision master planning and design
  • Design guidelines, design assessment criteria and urban design policy
  • Development feasibility studies - brownfields and greenfields sites
  • Master planning of existing education, retirement and healthcare facilities
  • Intensive housing developments - site planning and housing design
  • Urban renewal and town centre revitalisation projects
  • Community consultation processes- strategies and implementation
  • Advanced computer visualisation and modelling

Landscape Architecture

Landscape Architecture

Changing our environment for the better.

Our award-winning Landscape Architecture team has been operating for over 20 years. We have a wide range of expertise for a variety of scales and types of projects.

Our design philosophy is to make places for people. It seems like a simple concept, but we consider the delicate balance between the natural world and everyone who lives within it fundamental to the outcomes we produce. We apply that understanding to each unique project we work with to design spaces we can all be proud to enjoy with our families.

Our landscape architects work within our Urban Design team and work closely with our colleagues in other disciplines. Whether you are after a one- stop shop for projects, or require our inputs to complement your existing team, we can help you out with:

  • Residential and commercial subdivisions
  • High profile streetscapes and plaza’s
  • Wayfinding, pedestrian and cycle networks and transportation hubs
  • Ponds, wetlands and native re-generation projects
  • Plaza’s, parks and reserves
  • Iwi story-telling and collaboration
  • Playgrounds
  • Private homes and lifestyle blocks
  • Landscape and visual effects assessments



What better decision making looks like

Even though we have 135 years’ experience under our belt, we still get excited when we find new and better ways to work. The digital landscape is constantly evolving, driving businesses forward towards more efficient and effective ways of doing things. For Harrison Grierson, a digital future means understanding the value of data and helping our clients to make the most of it to enable smarter decision making.

HG Digital lead our clients into the future. Leveraging our expertise in location intelligence and HG’s rich history, we’re reimagining how digital can play a role in creating communities and driving business performance.

We partner with you to imagine the possible.

Our story

Every business has access to its own data. It’s how you utilise what’s relevant, that’s important. We help identify what you need to know, where to access it and help join the dots. Our specialist insight makes the complex simple.

Our services

  • Strategic consulting and advisory
  • Location (GIS) data standards
  • Digital solutions – end-to-end design, integration and delivery
  • Data analytics, modelling and management
  • Data visualisation and mapping
  • Addressing solutions
  • Tailored support and maintenance services
  • Microsoft Gold (Azure) and Esri Bronze partners

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