The Otahuhu Town Centre Upgrade project for Auckland Transport includes landscape architecture and design led by Boffa Miskell and civil and structural engineering by Envivo.
Tony Smith, Principal Engineer and Project Lead, said “This streetscape project covers more than 1.5km of road with footpath, landscaping and kerbing. The connections from the newly opened Otahuhu Train Station, via both Station Road and also Mason Avenue, to Great South Road is a key route, into the busy area and has been identified by Auckland Council as a key transportation and commercial hub.
We recognise that the connections for bus routes and cycling & walking is important in addition to road capacity, and as such, the design team are working on options to improve capacity, safety and aesthetics of the entire route”
The Envivo team provided structural and civil engineering services including:
- Investigation of underground services, pipes, utilities and facilities:
- Concept Design
- Developed Design
- Detailed Design
- Liaison with service authorities for current and futureproofing
The design guidelines include:
- Vehicle and pedestrian zones that are clearly defined
- High quality and consistent footpaths which are easier and safer for pedestrians, the elderly and disabled to navigate
- Street furniture
- Stormwater networks with treatment where possible
- Smooth entrance points to the town centre, railway station and open spaces
- Well-designed gateways
- Improvement of accessibility and safety for all users
- Indented parking bays between buildouts with trees and planting
Envivo are experts in engineering streetscapes in the CBD having completed many high profile public amenities, streetscapes and shared spaces.