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Project: Broad Oaks

This subdivision set the standard in hillside developments introducing several new design features and ingenious site-specific design solutions. We were presented the NZIS Award of Merit for our work at Broad Oaks.

The Challenge

The Coronation Hospital complex has originally occupied the lower part of the site. While the buildings were gone, old sewers, storm water ducts, manholes, sumps, foundations and refuse pits remained.

The site was very steep with many beautiful trees that the client wanted to keep, where at all possible. Finally, there was a pre-existing 8m high concrete wall that dominated the entrance to the site.

Our Expertise

Services provided included planning consents, surveying, development and subdivision concepts, engineering design, surveys, landscape design.

The Solution

Initial work involved fully clearing the Coronation Hospital complex site. Roads, sections retaining walls, and right of ways were designed to preserve the most desirable trees. All building sites were created to maximise the existing panoramic views and for high-quality access and requisite services. A 1.5m planter box was created and planted with large specimen trees to soften the look of the concrete wall.

The Result

Through innovative solutions to the site’s many challenges, we created an award winning hillside residential subdivision.

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Contact Details

Email :

Phone : 0800 369 787 (0800 FOXSURVEY)
+64 3 903 2770

Postal Address:
PO Box 895
Christchurch 8140
New Zealand

Office Locations

Christchurch Office:

195 Peterborough Street
Christchurch 8013

Ashburton Office:

AON House, 2 Queens Drive
Allenton, Ashburton 7700

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