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Invited by Fulton Hogan Land Development Ltd, Construkt began to create an initial high-level concept masterplan in 2009 for a site in Halswell West, Christchurch. Throughout 2010 this was developed further in collaboration with Aurecon (planning and traffic) and Davie Lovell-Smith (survey and engineering), with specialist input by other parties on landscaping and ecology.

With 117ha of largely flat, pastoral land, the site offers an exciting opportunity to realise good urban design outcomes. A range of house types and densities are proposed, with approximately 1400 new dwellings planned around a central main street spine that includes a neighbourhood centre and plaza.

Existing ecological corridors are enhanced, extensive green linkages have been included, and the main street has been aligned to bring views of the stunning Port Hills and Southern Alps into the site.

Construkt have since been involved in high level design concepts for the Longhurst Neighbourhood Centre that will form the heart of the development.


Concept Design


Halswell West, Christchurch