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Franklin Road Upgrade

Developing multi-modal transport solutions for the future of Auckland

  • $20m

    Project Value

  • 1.8km

    Cycleway Constructed

  • 900m

    Stormwater Pipe Laid

  • Auckland, New Zealand

    Auckland, New Zealand

Rebuilding Franklin Road from the underground up

Franklin Road may be one of thousands of streets, but it’s an important one with iconic heritage buildings, hundred-year-old London plane trees, and a critical connector to Auckland’s CBD. Hundreds of people flock to see its famous Christmas lights every year.

But it was worn out and unsafe: the infrastructure was aged, and the road and footpath were in a terrible state, with tree roots creating hazards for pedestrians, cyclists and drivers.

It had to be rebuilt from the underground up, so Auckland Transport gave us a call. They needed a high-quality built environment with dedicated walking and cycling facilities as well as a new separated stormwater pipeline to reduce wastewater overflows to the harbour.

A first for Auckland, our detailed design reconfigured the corridor, adding Copenhagen-style cycle lanes, re-routing buses, upgrading utility services, and enhancing the sense of place.

Our significant involvement in the stakeholder engagement process ensured there was a community liaison group for residents, businesses and users to have their say.

We provided input into applications for heritage consents and stormwater approvals, and as Engineer’s Representative were responsible for providing technical support during construction.

Due to the upgrade, it’s now a lot safer and more pleasant for everyone in the area.

At a Glance

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  • Auckland Transport
Client Feedback
"This upgrade has done wonders for the area and made Auckland a better place to live.” David Nelson
Award
2020 ACE Awards-Silver

Rebuilding Franklin Road from the underground up

Franklin Road is adorned with iconic heritage buildings, hundred-year-old London plane trees, and acts as a critical connector to Auckland’s CBD. But it's worn out and unsafe so we helped Auckland Transport rebuild it.

Meet Our Team

Nick Gluyas, ANZ Sector Leader, Transportation Delivery

In my role, I get to apply my technical skills every day, but I’m also able to contribute strategically at a regional level.
Nick Gluyas ANZ Sector Leader, Transportation Delivery View More

Nick Gluyas

ANZ Sector Leader, Transportation Delivery

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