Achilles Point, Auckland, New Zealand

Achilles Point Auckland, New Zealand


Auckland Transport


18 January 2020



This project involved construction of a palisade pile wall to stabilise the existing cliff, and a cantilevered lookout structure.

This was completed with a boardwalk that includes a commemoration plaque for the sailors killed on HMS Achilles, a naval flagpole and an iwi totem pole.  Attractive landscaping included a low-level stone wall, seating and paved areas.

We provided highly innovative solutions to design the required infrastructure around numerous clifftop pohutukawa tree roots.

Services provided:

  • Cliff regression monitoring and site investigation
  • Mapping of tree roots
  • Geotechnical design of tied-back ground anchored palisade pile walls
  • Structural design of palisade walls, anchor head and capping beams
  • Structural design of lookout structure and boardwalk
  • Subsoil drainage design
  • Construction Monitoring service as Engineers Representative
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