The Lakes Business Park is a 19 lot industrial land development located on Greywacke Road, adjacent State Highway 1 with direct transport links to the Christchurch City, International Airport and the wider region.
Davis Ogilvie were involved from conception through to completion of this development, supplying Planning, Surveying, Geotechnical Engineering, Civil Engineering and Environmental Science services.
Davis Ogilvie’s Planning and Surveying expertise identified a practical and appropriate development scheme for the site that maximised yield whilst incorporating a number of existing activities within the site and taking advantage of the natural amenity provided by the adjoining Lake Roto Kohatu Reserve. The incorporation of a number of existing activities dispersed across the site required consideration through the consenting process to ensure these were brought up to current standards in relation to stormwater management. Davis Ogilvie obtained all consents required from both the District Council and Regional Council to progress the development.
As a result of the prior land uses, Davis Ogilvie’s Environmental Science team were engaged to report on the existing health of the land and provide management measures to ensure the health of the environment through the construction phase and health of people utilising the sites subsequent to the completion of the development. Throughout the works a number of unexpected discoveries required an efficient expert response to allow works to continue in a timely and safe manner. Sampling and reporting was carried out by Davis Ogilvie throughout the course of the project.
Similarly, Davis Ogilvie’s Geotechnical Engineers completed reporting on the site with consideration to previous site use and potentially unstable fill, providing recommendations on the suitability of the site for subdivision and the appropriate foundation typologies for future construction within the finished development.
Davis Ogilvie’s Civil Engineers were engaged throughout the process to ensure infrastructure servicing for the proposed development was appropriately designed and constructed to Council standards. Davis Ogilvie’s Civil Engineers undertook detailed design in relation to the new road, wastewater stormwater and potable water systems. Alongside overseeing the civil contract administration, communication with both the City Council engineers throughout the design and construction phase was critical to ensuring that the works aligned with the issued consents to allow Council certification of the subdivision.
The development works were completed and titles successfully delivered for the new allotments in May 2017.