The Downtown Programme acknowledges the need to improve accessibility and connectivity between the waterfront and central downtown areas. The programme’s challenge was to deliver a generous and welcoming destination along Auckland city’s water’s edge that is recognisably Tāmaki Makaurau.
A collaborative plan to revive Auckland’s Waterfront, recognising the importance of fostering a powerful connection to the Waitemata Harbour. Auckland’s Waterfront is set to become a vibrant and accessible destination that showcases the awe and beauty of Tāmaki Makaurau
The resulting $250M suite of projects includes upgrading public transport facilities and infrastructure elements to improve accessibility and connectivity between the waterfront and central downtown areas. The programme scope also includes the Downtown Ferry Basin redevelopment – six new berths on the west side of Queens Wharf.
Resolve Group’s involvement in this important regeneration project was significant. We wrote the strategic case for the full Downtown Programme, this work included developing the proposal for a downtown public transport interchange and preparation of the business case for upgrading the Ferry Terminal Basin, delivered under an exceptionally challenging deadline.
Similarly, we prepared the business case for the seismic strengthening of the Quay Street seawall business case. This work was also delivered under an extremely tight deadline to enable completion of works in time for the America’s Cup.
Representing Auckland Transport, Resolve Group acted as the Marine Infrastructure Lead to design and implement the new ferry berths, downtown public spaces and the mooring dolphin.
We also enjoyed participating in the planning of the new downtown public space created in the ferry basin between Princes Wharf and Queens Wharf.
In addition, we completed the landside safety audit (at both concept and design stage), co-ordinating with marine experts to provide a combined audit report covering passenger safety aspects from vessel to terminal.