2018 was a year full of variety in scale and scope with the Jesmond team successfully completing small maintenance projects through to golf course redevelopments, and even the installation of a statue of a New Zealand icon.
Richmond Development Stage 6
A journey for some of the crews into Mt Wellington has become the norm for the last few months with a housing development at 33 Panama Road keeping our drainage team busy and Capri Construction, Maven Consulting and Wilshere Ryburn Developments making us feel welcome on Stage 6 of the Richmond Development. It was great to see houses going up as quickly as we could get drainage systems in the ground and we look forward to a continued working relationship into 2019 for Richmond Stage 6 and beyond.
The Grange Land Bridge
We have been hard at work completing the earthworks and the landbridge at the new development for the Royal Auckland and Grange Golf Club, as well as assisting with sand movement and other enabling works and wish to thank Puddicombe Golf for the great working relationship over the course of this project. We are proud to be part of developing what will soon be one of the best golfing facilities in Auckland.
Our previous experience with pump stations has proved vital in the successful completion of two pump station upgrades in the accelerated growing southern suburbs of Auckland. Working with Candor3, we have successfully installed a new storage tank and upgraded the pumping system at the Bay Vista development in Karaka.
We have also recently installed two new storage tanks for the pump station upgrade at Grove Road, with Spiral Drillers working as a key subcontractor installing sheet piles for the 6m deep excavation in peat. Thanks to the team at Terra Group for working with us on the successful install and we look forward to turning on the new pumps in the new year.
Sir John Walker Statue
A bronze statue of one of New Zealand’s elite athletes, Sir John Walker, is now pride of place in the Manurewa Town Centre, running towards his old primary school gates. It was an honour for our team to be part of the recognition of a kiwi legend and we thank Neil Munro from Auckland Council for working on this project with us and wish Neil well in his retirement.
Jacob Demolition Yard
Closer to home we have built Jacob Demolition a new yard on Creek Street with a Big Block retaining wall being the key feature of this and some big concrete pours to create a vast yard space for the recycled materials that the Jacob team seem to be good at finding new homes for. This new premises is to allow for the redevelopment of the Counties Ready Mix yard and we have started pouring the precast panels in our yard.