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Hazeldean Business Park design by Boffa Miskell
Hazeldean Business Park has become one of the most sought-after business premises in Christchurch post earthquake. Its proximity to the bustling centre of Addington, links to Hagley Park and an inviting central green space are key attractions for tenants.
Boffa Miskell was responsible for the overall landscape design and assisted through the consenting process, which involved working closely with the client Calder Stewart, architect Sumich Chaplin Architects and the broader design team.
Landscape architect Mark Brown says a sunken central courtyard incorporating swathes of lawn, ample seating and a north-facing café is the heart of the business park.
"It was all about providing a place for workers to meet, socialise and communicate, while bringing a little softness into the workplace environment," he says. "We also created a slow road, which is another calming influence."
Brown says the geometry of the landscape is driven by that of the buildings, and by the park's relationship to the street. Boffa Miskell also referenced the former PDL factory that once stood on site – visual references feature in a long stone wall that passes through the sun-drenched courtyard.
Boffa Miskell has moved into the park as an anchor tenant and is currently helping with earthquake repair strategies and managing ongoing landscape construction.
For more details, contact Boffa Miskell, Ground Floor, 4 Hazeldean Rd, Christchurch 8024, phone (03) 366 8891. Website:www.boffamiskell.co.nz .
First published date: 19 December 2013