Sandspit Beach Upgrade 2019-04-12T10:35:34+00:00

Project Description

Coastal

Sandspit Beach Upgrade

Waiuku, Auckland

Client: Auckland Council
Completion: 2019
Services: Design Review, Detailed Design and Construction Documentation, Tender Stage Services, Construction Stage Services – Engineer’s Representative
Scope: Imported Sand 6000m3, Combined Pier and Groyne, Boat Ramp and Groyne, Rip Rap Groyne, 150m of Boardwalk, 40m of Tiered Concrete Seawall, 2x Stormwater Realignments
Budget: $2 million

Due to the failure of the vertical concrete seawall at Sandpit Reserve, Auckland Council completed an investigation to determine a solution that would provide not only protection against the sea but also a recreational amenity. A beach nourishment and reserve upgrade was identified as the preferred option and subsequently consented for the site. The sand replenishment negates the need for the replacement of the failing seawall while creating a community asset.

Urban Solutions was commissioned to provide the detailed design, relevant approvals and construction monitoring for the project. The project took 6 months to construct and the highlight was the construction of 300m of re-nourished beach which is now providing robust erosion protection to the Council Reserve and Rangiwhea Road.

The outcome is a improved amenity area for the local community that has been received exceptionally well.

“The Sandspit Reserve and Beach Upgrade project has been an exemplary success. Urban Solutions has provided a full scope of services as the Engineer to Contract, which included design, tender and construction contract management as per NZS3910. They have managed the project delivery in an efficient manner, and addressed all the issues in a timely manner which resulted in great quality outcomes. Not only were their staff professional and well-accomplished, but also they dealt with all matters diligently and thoroughly which had a great impact on the project success. I would certainly recommend Urban Solutions for similar projects, and I am quite confident they will maintain their high level of services offered to future clients.”

– Mohamed Eltayeb, Project Manager, Auckland Council

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