POHUTAKAWA LANDING: STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING CLOSE COLLABORATION TO ACHIEVE A GREAT RESULT

Pohutakawa Landing, is a new Metlifecare retirement village in Beachlands. The client had secured a large tract of land and had already built stand-alone homes. They wanted to create a two-storey amenities block at the heart of the development, which would house a kitchen, bar, swimming pool and gym on the ground floor, with living units on the first floor.

 

As well as designing the structure for the amenities block, we also designed the structures for three 3-4 storey apartment blocks containing independent living units, as well as in the process of designing a two-storey, high care facility made of timber.

Benefits of having us on the team:
  • We built strong relationships with both the design and construction team, which meant we incorporated the best of everyone’s thinking into the design of the structures.

 

  • As an early adopter of designing multi-storey timber structures, we advocated for use of this material from both a sustainability and cost perspective. The design of the high-care facility features cross-laminate timber (CLT) walls, helping to make it weathertight as quickly as possible. Offsite cladding for the façade increases construction efficiencies. Once complete, the building will achieve a Greenstar 6 rating.

 

  • By using a repetitive, simplistic structural solution, the client has benefitted from efficiencies and faster, easier construction.

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