Te Wero Island and Eastern Viaduct Hero

Te Wero Island and Eastern Viaduct Enhancement Project: creating a unique public space

Located in the heart of Auckland City, Viaduct Harbour is a thriving residential, commercial and entertainment area. Te Wero Island and the Eastern Viaduct connect Viaduct Harbour with the Wynyard Quarter, via the Wynyard Crossing. The Te Wero Island and Eastern Viaduct Enhancement project was a key part of the planned upgrades to be completed in time for the 2011 Rugby World Cup.

Waterfront Auckland’s aim:

  • To deliver the true potential the Auckland waterfront has to offer.

What we did:

The scope of works included:

  • demolition
  • removal and reclamation of existing materials onsite
  • remedial works to paving and asphalt
  • supply and installation of road markings and resin coatings, installation of new lighting
  • street furniture and large tree planters
  •  installation of an area synthetic turf
  • remedial works to the Bascule bridge.

Programming the work to minimise disruption required a high level of coordination and liaison with adjacent contractors, local business operators and wharf users. At the same time, with constrained timeframes we had to stick to the construction programme and forward plan for procurement, taking into account weather and site restrictions.

Unique challenges:

  • The works were carried out within the coastal marine environment and, in some areas, over water. Health, Safety and Environmental were managed under a site specific plan, in accordance with Waterfront Auckland and Hawkins’ policies and systems.

The outcome:

We met all programme, budget and quality objectives agreed with the client. We really enjoyed the opportunity to create a unique public space for the Auckland community: one that is used by pedestrians and cyclists entering Wynyard Quarter from the east.