Construction for Sylvia Park BTR has started on site with foundations prepared, piles and footings in progress and the site crane being erected.
Facing west across the site are the two tower crane locations. To the right is the northern undercroft retaining wall and in front is the formwork for the footings.
Facing southeast towards the corner of the block is the back of the concrete formwork. This mesh is clipped together and allows a mould for the concrete footings. Later, the mesh is unclipped, cleaned and can be used again.
This is the top of a bored pier where it connects to a pile cap. Before the pile cap is poured, this whole area will be covered in a waterproofing membrane to stop groundwater from leaching up into the undercroft slab.
These piles sit under one of two tower cranes that will be erected on site and will sit over 50m high. These piles are 32m deep and the slab around them is 1.8m thick.
The crane tower is being erected while groundworks are continuing along with ground beam preparation.
Looking north west you can see the northern retaining wall, site office, and the recently finished six storey apartment complex along Lynton Road (directly north of site). The Sylvia Park BTR buildings will be twice their height once completed.
Ground beam preparation and a pile cap in construction along the extent of the northern undercroft.
Read more about Sylva Park BTR
NZ Architect for i2C: Ashton Mitchell Architects
Client: Kiwi Properties
Project Director: Brian Jende
Project Lead: Marcus Greening
Interior Lead: Magdalena Uscinowicz | Interior Designer: Kate Ellis
Associate | Build to Rent Lead