Hobsonville Wharf

Hobsonville Point

Location: Hobsonville Point, Auckland

Client: Auckland Transport

Architect: architectus™

Structural Engineer: Smartalliances LTD

Builder: Brian Perry Civil/KB Construction

Products Used: Prefinished Laminated Componentry

Date: Winter 2013

Our Challenge

The new ferry wharf at Hobsonville Point was built by Auckland Transport as part of an upgrade to the existing wharf area. The 70m long wharf is constructed almost entirely of structural laminated timber with extensive detailing performed off site to enable fast and easy construction on site. The wharf is fully covered and has seating and a multi-level pontoon for people to board. It has been designed to enable access for the disabled and the pontoon is future proofed to accommodate larger vessels as the area grows. The Hobsonville wharf also has a viewing platform with an illuminated Virginia King sculpture and panels depicting historic and modern-day images of the area.

Our Solution

The team at Techlam worked along with the architect, engineer and the client to ensure the components were delivered on time and the desired result was achieved. Another project with tight timeframes and high level of accuracy, successfully completed to the satisfaction of all involved.


Client Feedback

“Brett & the Techlam team, I am pleased to write to you in recognition of the fantastic product you and your team provided for the Hobsonville Wharf project.

The project was a great success not only for KB Construction but also the main contractor. The project being such a success, is a testament to the effort and skill of your team.

Techlam played a big part in the pre-construction and planning of the project & were excellent to deal with and very accommodating in this area. There were a number of changes and challenges with construction due to the location and design but the team really helped and responded well.

The quality of work produced by your team with a tight schedule and up against Christmas was very warmly received by all involved. We would not hesitate to contract Techlam on another challenging project in the future and would highly recommend Techlam.”

David Kenny ~ KB Construction

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