Living up to its name, the dormant volcano Mount Eden provides an idyllic green landmark for the growing local community four kilometres south of Auckland’s central business district. Mount Eden’s new residential development at 847 New North Road will support local population growth and provide economic stimulus, with additional accommodation and retail space.
BG&E led structural engineering services for the 847 New North Road development for Portus. The development site is approximately 17,000 square metres, upon which a five and six-storey building will be connected through a common ground floor and a podium structure at Level One. Both buildings will contain a combination of one, two, and three-bedroom units, while the common podium at level one provides an outdoor space for residents.
The common ground floor will consist of street facing retail space beneath the southern building, with the remaining extent utilised as parking, plant and storage areas.
The longevity and ability of the new development to support Mount Eden’s current and future community is underpinned by structural innovations, including:
- an insitu concrete column, shear walls and cores used to support the post tensioned suspended slabs;
- a post tensioned podium transfer slab, located under the south building to enable an efficient carpark structure below, while the north building structure extends into the carpark structure below; and
- soil anchors to prevent uplift, since the buildings sit on shallow foundations.
The development at 847 New North Road will ensure iconic Mount Eden, which is named after Auckland’s first Earl George Eden, can be called home by an increasing number of people.