The City of Sails continues to rise in popularity
We have recently heard that the Auckland inner-city population is set to reach 45,000 later this year. An 18,000 increase in the last five years, and 15 years sooner than predicted. A clear testament to the popularity of the “City of Sails” and how people now have a greater opportunity to live in the CBD. It is now predicted a further 30,000 people will reside in the central city over the next 10 years. This surge in population growth has been accompanied by the waterfront redevelopment, streetscape upgrades, better public transport, and improved cycling routes. In this regard Thurlow Consulting Engineers & Surveyors has been involved with the preliminary survey of the Britomart Station, being the commencement point of the Central Rail Link. Furthermore, Thurlow Consulting carried out the topographical surveys of the landing sites on either side of the Auckland Harbour Bridge, for the SkyPath pedestrian and cycle pathway. Both projects are underway and will deliver improved infrastructure for the residents and visitors of Auckland.
At the same time, we hear Auckland has completed in the last three years 5,550, 6,520, and 7,720 new residences in the respective years of 2014, 2015, and 2016. This is well short of the 14,000 target. This demand sees many opportunities outside the CBD for both in-fill development within existing suburbs and new greenfield development. Thurlow Consulting Engineers & Surveyors are currently assisting many clients to realise these opportunities.
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