Public Open Spaces
Keith Hay Park Carpark
Mt Roskill, Auckland
|Scope:||7,000m2 Full Carpark Renewal and Extension, Garden Landscaping and Footpath Installation|
Keith Hay Park is home to a large group of diverse stakeholders including Tri
Star Gym, Cameron Pools and one of Auckland’s biggest football clubs, Three
Kings United. To cater for the growth of these user groups and the surrounding
community, a master plan was developed by Auckland Council for the park. The
first stage of the plan was to upgrade the main carpark.
Urban Solutions were engaged to monitor the construction of the upgrade.
The design catered for an increase in the total number of carparks, rising from
181 to 243. In addition, low impact urban design strategies were implemented
to improve the carpark’s amenity by planting new trees and swales to treat
stormwater run-off before being discharging into Oakley Creek. A pedestrian
plaza with seating and planting was designed at the entrance of the Tri Star
Gym and Cameron Pools, and a new toilet was constructed at the southern end
of the carpark.
Challenges addressed throughout the construction phase included working with
underground services and land stabilisation, while maintaining the operation of
the carpark and facilities at all times.