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Linking the diverse elements of the new Britomart Transport Centre was the job of a range of designers and specialist consultants

Making the connection

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Managing the different elements of the development was a major undertaking for the company engaged to project-manage the design and construction of the Britomart Transport Centre.

James Macneil, Beca Carter Hollings & Ferner project manager, says the project was divided into three contracts: the station, the interchange within the former Chief Post Office, and the precinct streetscapes. While special considerations had to be taken into account for each of these elements, working on the heritage-listed CPO building was a major challenge.

"It was important to preserve as much of the historic fabric of the building as possible," he says. "We included the New Zealand Historic Places Trust and Auckland City Heritage in the design process, so these organisations had an opportunity to comment at the planning stage, which in turn made a later sign-off easier."

As well as engaging consultants and contractors, Beca provided a resident engineer for each contract and project management support to Auckland City Council.

To contact Beca Carter Hollings & Ferner, phone (09) 300 9000. Website:www.beca.co.nz .

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First published date: 12 October 2003

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