McMillian & Lockwood, Kāinga Ora Project

By Thomas Consultants


Project Overview

Kāinga Ora and McMillan & Lockwood engaged Thomas Consultants Ltd to prepare an assessment of the existing infrastructure in the vicinity of the site to support a Resource Consent application for the proposed development which consisted of 25 one and two-bedroom dwellings in one five-storey apartment building. The infrastructure design was further executed and monitored to make sure it fully met therequirements.

The Goal

The goal was to provide assessment and design recommendations based on desktop studies and site investigations of the existing infrastructure to confirm their suitability in servicing the development in accordance with the latest Auckland Council regulations. The development was driven by the need to meet tight cost plans and time frames and infrastructure design needed to balance the scale of the building envisaged by the zone with the scale of the existing context.

The Process

The process involved preparing detailed design plans and liaising with local authorities for approvals. Thomas Consultants was successful in obtaining the relevant approvals and our construction monitoring team took a proactive approach, working with our client and subcontractors to identify and mitigate any risks that may impact this project.

The Value

To successfully complete this new development in Epsom, our client required specialist knowledge and input from experienced professionals, who add value and understand the process from inception to completion. Our Land Development team provided tailored solutions at each stage and the collaborative partnership enabled us to deliver our comprehensive service.

Partners worked with

  • McMillan & Lockwood
  • Kāinga Ora

The Outcome

Our Land Development team, comprising Surveyors & Civil Engineers provided a great service to our client in achieving the final certifications on time and on budget.

Services Provided

  • Initial Site Investigation report 
  • Infrastructure report
  • Engineering Plans: Earthwork and Sediment Control, Stormwater and Wastewater design, Driveway design
  • Construction Monitoring and Support
  • Survey Works: As-built Survey and Land transfer survey

Photo Credit- McMillan & Lockwood

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At Thomas Consultants we make developing your site easy.

Since being established in 2000 we have built a reputation with property owners, developers, community-based organisations, and local government for being approachable, responsive, and professional project partners.

With engineers, planners, surveyors, environmental and contamination experts all in one place, our teams can quickly and easily collaborate internally to achieve your goals.

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