Kohimarama & St Heliers Beaches 2018-12-04T11:45:34+00:00

Project Description

Coastal

Kohimarama & St Heliers Beaches

Kohimarama & St Heliers, Auckland

Client: Auckland Council
Completion: 2009
Services: Feasibility Design, Preliminary Design, Resource Consenting, Detailed Design, Construction Documentation, Tender Stage Services, Construction Stage Services
Scope: Beach replenishment, naturalistic groynes, boat ramps, boardwalk, stormwater division
Budget: $10 million

The Kohimarama & St Heliers project necessitated fresh thinking to rebuild the eroded beach and vulnerable seawall along Tamaki Drive while preserving the iconic Pohutakawa trees.

The design is an award winning scheme that transformed Kohimarama Beach into a premier destination for beach goers. The naturalistic rock headlands were the first of their kind and have become a part of the Tamaki Drive coastal landscape. The solution diverted storm water to either end of the beach and piped it out to a rock shelf. The rock headland formations were hand shaped and coloured to match the surrounding cliffs and recede into the existing environment. This innovative and cost effective solution, elegantly solved the problems of protecting Tamaki Drive from the encroaching sea and has become an integral part of Kohimarama’s unique appeal to residents and tourists.

To complete the beach refurbishment, a timber boardwalk was added to enhance the foreshore esplanade reserves. This design has transformed a previously degraded coastal landscape into premium sandy beaches that give the community an enhanced coastal lifestyle and provide a visitor experience that is second to none.

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