Concealed beneath Auckland CBD - 50 years of T+T data
Auckland has seen unprecedented building activity over the last 2 to 3 years. It’s difficult to remember a time when there has been so many imposing cranes towering over the city skyline. We’re now half way through 2018, and we’re only just beginning to see the number of new enquiries easing off. But the market remains buoyant and construction activity continues at historic levels.
Tonkin + Taylor has been at the forefront of Auckland’s building boom, providing geotechnical support and advice to many of Auckland’s most prominent developers. We know the ground conditions of Auckland City pretty well by now; we’ve been completing geotechnical investigations in the city for over 50 years and in this time we have amassed an impressive geotechnical database which extends over every other property. We’ve also completed geotechnical investigations for the majority of Auckland’s tallest buildings and we’re now working on redevelopment of sites that we first looked at 30 to 40 years ago! In some cases, we even have the same engineers doing the work!
Tonkin + Taylor estimates it is presently involved with approximately 80% of the current building construction activity in the Auckland CBD and fringe suburbs. We have the largest geotechnical team in New Zealand and our combined historic knowledge and experience in the CBD gives us a considerable advantage over our competitors - something that we use to save our clients both time and money. Our team apply leading geotechnical expertise to analyse and design foundations and basements for New Zealand’s tallest and highest profile buildings, including Commercial Bay in Auckland’s downtown, The Pacifica at 10 Customs Street and Seascape Apartments at 38 Customs Street. As they progressively rise out of the ground, these impressive new buildings will have a striking presence in Auckland’s fast-growing and modernising skyline.
To see Tonkin +Taylor’s coverage of the Auckland CBD and surrounding fringe suburbs, check out their aerial map displaying 69 current building projects and their projected completion dates here.