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After the 2011 Christchurch earthquakes, Lancaster Park like many places was left devastated. We were honoured to be contracted as part of the council’s redevelopment project. Our job was to deliver the environmental engineering, geotechnical engineering, and civil engineering for Taggart.

This is stand-out project for the Kirk Roberts Consulting team. It was one of collaboration and quick thinking, coupled with the delivery of the best solutions for the client and project.

Our team worked closely with Taggart, key contractors, and stakeholders throughout the design-build contract. The team ensured the project took a strong sustainable focus. The development was not only large but complex too, our team found cost-effective solutions ensuring any challenge on the site didn’t impact the project or project timings.

Project Highlights – finding better ways
Sustainable solutions

  • Enabling the retention of the majority of material on-site, as well as re-purposing soils and concrete from the former stadiums’ foundations.
  • The use of recycled steel reinforcing from the concrete foundations.
  • Earthworks were undertaken during the winter months, due to numerous (significant) rainfalls ponding, and flooding on-site occurred. With the unusually high rainfall levels, one of the original fill sources became saturated and unusable. An alternative source was identified quickly, however, this meant an alteration to the original design assumption. Swiftly and efficiently, we used practical engineering assessment options to validate the alternate fill material – and confirm it would achieve our design assumption
  • Importing and re-used fill material from alternative local developments.

Throughout the project there was only one variation issued, to facilitate the overflow of stormwater from the soakage pit into the Christchurch City’s Councils’ network. This work also provided a future-proof benefit to the Council, the location of the overflow sump corresponds to the likely location of a future car park, meaning a discharge connection is already provided, saving money in the future.

This is just a snippet of the fantastic work undertaken by the Kirk Roberts Consulting team.  To find out more about this case study, or how we can help you, send us a message.

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