As part of a regeneration project for the area, this grass-roots community project aimed to bring more people together into the commercial core, indirectly supporting local business, reigniting the deflated commercial area. The first stage of the project was to create the New Brighton Playground and Splash Park, and then the He Puna Taimoana, Christchurch Hot Pools.
How Did We Help:
Select Contracts were the Lead Designers and the Project Managers for this project. We conducted a Market Study, Community Engagement, Landscape Planning, Concept, Schematic and Detailed Design, and Construction Management to bring the project to life.
After the devastating 2011 earthquakes, Christchurch suffered such extensive damage that the city is still recovering today. The suburb of New Brighton was one of the hardest hit, and the economy suffered greatly. As part of a regeneration project for the area, this grass-roots community project aimed to bring more people together into the commercial core, indirectly supporting local business, reigniting the deflated commercial area. DCL approached Select Contracts to help determine what was needed.
This project began with a detailed market study, including Community Engagement, to ascertain what would work for the local and regional markets. Once complete, the market study suggested a Playground and Splash Park for New Brighton in phase one and a boutique hot pools facility for phase two. As Lead Designer and Project Managers, Select Contract used our tried and tested turnkey approach to bring the entire project to life. Firstly, Landscape Planning followed by Concept, Schematic and then Detailed Design before leading the Construction Management.
Select Contracts delivered the successfully designed Playground and Splash Pad in 2018 to an excited community. The second phase of the New Brighton foreshore development, the stunning hot pools, named “He Puna Taimoana” (Māori for seaside pools), was completed in early 2020, again designed and delivered by Select Contracts. The facility has five outdoor pools ranging from 26ºC to 40ºC, including a lap pool, hot pools, family pools, and a cold plunge pool.
Select Contracts is proud to have helped deliver this regeneration project to the community of New Brighton in Christchurch, New Zealand.
A huge congratulations to all of our partners involved in bringing this project to life: Apollo Projects Ltd, Powell Fenwick, ENGEO, AW Architects, Creative Intentions Ltd, Beca, Planz Consultants, Glasson Huxtable Landscape Architects, Jacobs, Matapopore, Rhodes + Associates, Christchurch City Council, DCL, Peoples Independent Republic of New Brighton.