Constructure success requires move to bigger Auckland offices

New Zealand’s leading structural engineering consultancy Constructure has re-located to larger premises in Auckland for the second time in three years due to the relentless demand for its services across the building industry.

Constructure’s expansion has surpassed its most optimistic projections and its engineers have rapidly become key players in commercial, industrial and residential projects since opening their first Auckland office only four years ago.

Constructure director James Knight, centre, talks to some of the guests at the opening of the new office.

That position was underlined last week when representatives of several leading national construction companies and architects attended the opening of the new premises in Ponsonby and were suitably impressed by the views across the city.

The growth in the Auckland market mirrors the rapid expansion of the Constructure’s footprint across the rest of New Zealand. Since experienced engineer Cory Bedford founded the company in Christchurch in 2008, the engineers have completed over 11,000 projects from the deep South to the Far North.

Some of the most exciting recent projects for the Auckland team have been the multi-million dollar residences on the exclusive private Tara Iti golf course in Mangawhai.

Auckland-based director James Knight described the Tara Iti homes as one of the most thrilling assignments for his engineers, who are currently working on five multi-million dollar homes around the golf course.

One of the multi-million dollar homes Constructure is working on at the exclusive Tara Iti golf course.

“Some of the structures were so intricate and large that they required commercial engineering solutions.”

In the past year, the Auckland team has been working on several high-end architectural residential designs across the city, as well as redevelopment projects at Rangitoto College, Australasia’s largest school, while its engineering expertise has also been used by the New Zealand Navy on its Devonport base and the Department of Corrections on various assessment projects.

That expertise was recently recognised at the Auckland Architecture Awards for the complex structural engineering design for a stunning beach house in Tawharanui on weak alluvial soil, on behalf of RTA Architects.

The award-winning beach house at Tawharanui on which Constructure provided the structural engineering.

The rapidly growing Auckland residential market is also putting high demands on the Constructure team whose touches can be felt across the city.

They have supported the nearly completed Housing New Zealand town house development in Mt Roskill with Miles Construction, are working on the Abercrombie multi-unit project in Howick and have recently started work on a new apartment development in Highland Park with The Development Collective.

“Constructure has been a major player in the residential and commercial re-build of Christchurch, so our engineers have brought all that experience and their reputation among the major construction firms and architects to the Auckland market,” says James Knight.

“Many of our clients around the country have had a long relationship with Constructure, but other Auckland-based companies are now discovering what we have to offer.

“We do what we promise, and we finish our jobs on time. It may sound simple, but doing the simple stuff right, seems to resonate with our clients,” says Knight.