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Koa Flats is a beautifully designed and cleverly delivered 14-unit complex in Meadowbank, an idyllic Auckland suburb just minutes by train to the Auckland CBD. The refined four-level complex situated on just 632sq/m also includes a plunge pool and ten unit-titled car parks.
We provided Ockham Residential Developer with multi-disciplinary engineering support, engaging our Structural, Civil, and Fire engineering teams to bring this small but perfectly formed complex into a functioning reality.
Our structural engineers completed preliminary and detailed design to building consent documentation, as well as construction monitoring services. Our civil engineers also supported building consent and construction monitoring by designing private drainage and hardstand areas.
With this building being approx. 21m long and 13m wide, our high-level 3D coordination of the architectural and structural designs kept site queries and delays to a minimum during the construction of Koa Flats – saving our client time and money.
Through effective and clear communication with the Building Consent Authorities (BCA), our fire engineers added value to the project with their efficient and cost-effective approach to negate the sprinkler requirement as well as a smoke lobby in their design approach.
Following Ockham’s completion of the Concept Design & Resource Consent, the Kirk Roberts Architecture team was engaged as the Lead ‘Design’ Consultant. The team completed all architectural documentation beyond this phase, including Design Coordination & Programme Delivery Management for all primary and secondary consultants utilising BIM LOD300-350 modelling in REVIT/BIM360.
Koa Flats has been a true success, showcasing through collaboration what tasteful, smart housing densification could look like in Auckland. The community open day had a turnout of over 300 local attendees, and was officially opened by Deputy Mayor Desley Simpson, who noted her appreciation for the development, “an example of intensification done incredibly well.”
Awards: Finalist – Residential – Best Design Award 2023
From Whoa to Koa: Deputy Mayor Desley Simpson Opens Ockham’s Latest