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 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.
Services provided included planning consents, surveying, development and subdivision concepts, engineering design, surveys, landscape design.
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.
Through innovative solutions to the site’s many challenges, we created an award winning hillside residential subdivision.