• Downtown Programme
  • Downtown Programme
  • Downtown Programme

The Project:

The Downtown programme has been designed to create a generous and welcoming destination along Auckland city’s water’s edge that is recognisably Tāmaki Makaurau. The $250M suite of projects include the upgrading of a number of 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, which created six new berths on the west side of Queens Wharf.


Resolve Group:

  • Wrote the strategic case for the entire Downtown programme, which developed the proposal for a downtown public transport interchange
  • Wrote the business case for upgrading the Ferry Terminal basin to extremely tight deadlines
  • Wrote the seismic strengthening of the Quay Street seawall business case to an extremely tight deadline that allowed the works to be finished in time for the America’s Cup
  • Acted as the Marine Infrastructure Lead, representing Auckland Transport, along with five project managers, to design and implement the new ferry berths, downtown public space, and the mooring dolphin
  • Were involved with the planning of the new downtown public space created in the ferry basin between Princes Wharf and Queens Wharf
  • Undertook the landside safety audit at both concept and design stage, and co-ordinated with the marine experts to provide a combined audit report covering passenger safety aspects from vessel to terminal