Hobsonville Point – The Landing2017-08-22T02:20:47+12:00
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Hobsonville Point – The Landing

Sector: Environment & Sustainability

Client: Hobsonville Land Company

Dates: July 2015 – June 2016

Project Location: Auckland

Frequency Role: Project Manager & Engineer to the Contract

Hobsonville Land Company Limited (HLC) is leading the redevelopment of Hobsonville Point; a master planned urban redevelopment of 167ha on the old Hobsonville Airbase site.

Once complete, Hobsonville Point will include 3,000 homes, with an approximate residential population of 8,000 people, two new schools, shops, employment, parks, marine industry provision, and community facilities.

The Landing project has required extensive building fabric remediation and seismic upgrade to six 1930s redundant Air Force hangars / buildings. Due to the age of the buildings there is a large asbestos clearance before the remediation can commence. The main requirement is to bring the buildings, once asbestos free, up to seismic standard, ensure weather tightness, and to supply new power, stormwater drain and water facilities.

HLC wishes to maintain the historic features of the buildings through the design and material choice and is enabling this though consultation with key parties and quality workmanship during the construction.

Key Challenges:

  • Investigating, clarifying and confirming the scope of required works, to provide a code complaint, high standard of building shell whilst maintaining flexibility for future development requirements.
  • Managing the safe, compliant removal of widespread asbestos containing materials (ACM) in a public environment.
  • Procurement of suitably qualified and experienced contractors to carry out difficult work in a busy construction market.