UDIA / VPELA NZ Study Tour 2016

Posted on November 7th, by Taylors in Christchurch, Planning, Urban Design, Urban Development.

Taylors recently hosted a day event as part of this years’ UDIA/VPELA Study Tour of New Zealand which explored and showcased some of the common and unique challenges faced by Councils and developers in the fast-growing city of Auckland which houses 32% of the country’s population and Christchurch, a city that is rebuilding a vital community after the devastating earthquake series of 2010/2011.

Our hosted day in Christchurch included the following presentations:

  • Geotechnical aspects for new building foundations on earthquake prone land
  • Christchurch City Council on the preparation and implementation of The Blueprint Plan to re-develop the City and heritage building considerations
  • Interactive city walk to demonstrate innovative temporary projects on vacant city land to create community social interaction and identity
  • Retail Precinct walk-through to explain the influence of The Blueprint Plan on the Christchurch retail CBD
  • Construction project King Edward Barracks Development
  • Strategy for the new Christchurch high-density residential East Frame
  • Margaret Mahy Playground walk-through
  • Project demonstration through the Christchurch Innovation Precinct targeting innovation and technology tenants

Since 2014, Taylors have been engaged by a major insurer as part of the Christchurch Rebuild effort to deliver assessments of and strategies for earthquake damaged Multi-Unit Residential developments.