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
Orewa Baptist Church
Works have included an auditorium expansion to cater for nearly 400 people, a 120-seat café, expanded space for the Foodbank and Toy Library and a 96 space car park.
What can sometimes seem to be a straightforward residential build can prove to be more complex once adverse weather, difficult site access and a design involving a number of detailing challenges are taken into account.
Brosnan was engaged to complete the refurbishment of the Locke and Logie Buildings on University Drive based on the recent successful delivery of the University’s K1 Lecture Theatre (Stages 1 & 2) and the Sports Department (Stage 3).