The site was positioned in a busy location parallel to Auckland CBD and was erected on top of an existing car park podium which remained open to public use.
The programme was staged to ensure the works were completed from the rear to the front of the complex, allowing the project to be finished methodically as we worked our way out of the site.
The project presented several logistical and design challenges such as achieving adequate fire protection and aesthetic compatibility within the urban design of the area.
The terraced housing required both residential and commercial fire boundaries, which required careful design coordination with stakeholders.
The team also successfully navigated various design changes to ensure the façade and cladding were appropriate to the detail and design of the building.
Brosnan managed the project's design and coordination together with the consultants and site team, and worked cooperatively with key stakeholders, Greenstone Group and the Glenside Terraces Body Corporate.
Glenside Terraces Apartments
North Shore Hospital
North Shore Hospital Building 5 was constructed in the 1960’s for the purpose of being occupied as staff accommodation. The structure of the building consists of an inadequately filled concrete masonry reinforced exterior cladding with a hollow clay block used as formwork for the 70mm concrete floors. The 2nd story resides of a mix of internal concrete brace walls and structural timber holding the light weight roof. The new purpose of the building is to create a hospital outpatients ward on level zero and offices and teaching facilities on level one and two.
Tamaki Primary New Classrooms and Special Needs Satellite Unit
The ever-growing population of New Zealand means that our educational facilities are under constant review as the student roll also continues to grow. Add to that the requirement to cater for students with special needs and you have a project brief which is far from straightforward, including three additional classrooms and a special needs satellite unit, with related ancillary spaces.