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
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.
Being awarded this work, to complete the office fit-out for a leading firm of architects, has its own inherent challenges around total quality of fit and finish. Add-in the use of high-specification materials and finishes means a true test of our attention to detail.
Brosnan Construction have worked on numerous projects resulting from the damage caused by the Christchurch earthquakes, however, this one was a bit special. Involving an historic building dating back to the early 1900’s, it was one of few commercial buildings on Lichfield Street to still be repairable.
If you were to list the potential issues that might hinder the timely and successful completion of a project, you’d probably pick this one to provide a living example of how to overcome them. Not only a working hospital environment, but the added tension of renovating birthing suites – the team had it all on this project.