Recent Projects

When the Massey Anglican Church, locally known as the Church of the Good Shepherd was planning to expand the capacity of their facilities they realised they needed expert traffic engineering advice.

We reviewed the site plan and made recommendations for improvements to the parking and access arrangements.  We undertook parking surveys and assessed the impact of the proposal.  We also provided a report for resource consent and evidence to a planning hearing.

Life, a church headquartered in Mt Eden Auckland was facing considerable expansion and wished to increase the capacity of it's church buildings.  When the church met with Auckland Council to discuss the project they discovered that the church land would be within the designation for the Central Rail Loop project and the land would be acquired by Auckland Transport.

When the Ministry of Education was faced with the need to completely rebuild Koru School they wished to ensure that the design provided modern facilities including provision for access and parking.

We were selected to be a part of the team and were successful in obtaining the necessary changes to the school's designation.

Auckland International College is one of the foremost secondary education providers in New Zealand and when they wished to relocate their campus from central Auckland to Blockhouse Bay they required advice with respect to site design, parking, and the transport of students by bus.

We assisted the College with these matters, prepared an assessment, and provided evidence to the planning hearing.

The Order of St John, provider of ambulance and paramedic services in Auckland, wished to develop new office facilities on it's site in Ellerslie.

We assisted the design team by investigating access options, assessing the capacity of a nearby intersection, and developing the site design to provide adequate parking and vehicle circulation.  We then prepared an assessment to accompany the resource consent application. 

The owner of this rural island wished to rezone the island for large-lot residential subdivision.  The island is linked to the mainland via a system of one-lane causeways and due to the adverse impacts on the coastal environment widening the causeways was not considered appropriate.

We assisted the design team in investigating potential development scenarios.  We determined a practical limit on the capacity of the causeways which led to the conclusion that medium or high intensity developments would not be viable.

With the government wanting to assist in the development of centres of sporting excellence Yachting New Zealand identified the need to provide a centre that elite water sports athletes could use as a training and development base.  The centre needed to provide for storage of watercraft in a coastal location close to amenities and Yachting NZ chose a site in central Takapuna.

We were engaged by Addison Developments to assist in a study comparing options for grade-separated road crossings of the North Island Main Trunk (NIMT) railway to assist in the refinement of the Addison master plan.

We prepared preliminary designs for an overpass and an underpass in two different locations and worked with civil engineers to prepare initial costings.  This information was used by the client to discuss the options with Council

St Chads Church in Meadowbank, Auckland wished to upgrade the facilities on it site and we were engaged to assist the architectural team with parking supply and demand, parking design and in preparing for a resource consent application. 

Our work included parking surveys of the surrounding area to ascertain the impact of the changes and the preparation of an impact assessment to accompany the resource consent.  

We were engaged to assist Avery Team Architecture in designing the Sovereign Pier Apartment complex adjoining the canals in Whitianga.  We helped to design access, circulation and parking layouts and prepared an impact assessment.  We also provided expert witness services to the resource consent hearing.

Recent Articles

This article is the second in a series on parking and explores the question "How Much Parking Do I Need?".
This article is the first in a series on parking and we will be looking at the changing regulations around the provision of parking in Auckland.