Client name: Kāinga Ora

Site: Thom Street, New Lynn

Project overview: Thomas Consultants undertook the Engineering Design and Construction Monitoring for public infrastructure serving 82 terrace houses and apartments for Kainga Ora.


The developments aim was to provide houses for 300 Kāinga Ora tenants. The site was completed and opened in November 2020 on a 11,046m2 site in New Lynn, Auckland. The project includes 7 stand-alone two storey houses, 3 two level apartment blocks with 9 units in each and 3 three level apartments blocks with 4-6 units in each. They are all accessed via a new public road.


Our team was involved from inception through to completion. This encompassed engineering design and construction monitoring for the 82 residential units including: earthworks, water, wastewater, stormwater and roading.  Our design team utilised software & three-dimensional modelling packages which allowed quick, efficient and rationalised design producing the best product for our client. 

We prepared scheduled quantities and tender documents for the project. We provided construction monitoring for the works and obtained sign offs from Watercare, Auckland Council & Auckland Transport.


We worked closely with our client and the contractors and ensured the project finished on time and on budget. We also ensured compliance with the various requirements of resource, engineering and building consents to ensure the project finished with the release of titles as quickly as possible once construction activity was completed.

The project drew on our experience of:

  • Stormwater & wastewater systems
  • Road and earthworks
  • Stability improvement and retaining
  • Effects on the environment and the community of large scale developments

Thomas Consultants has been working with Kāinga Ora on several projects across Auckland, continuing to build a great relationship with them.

Services provided: Engineering Design Drainage | Engineering Design Public Road  | Construction Monitoring

Project completion: November 2020