Walkways, Boardwalks, Bridge builders
Manukau Harbour Boardwalk
Between Taumanu Reserve & Rendcomb Place, Hillsborough
Client: Auckland Council
Designer: Frame Group
Completed: April 2017
This section of the Manukau Harbour boardwalk runs from Taumanu Reserve through to a path running from the ends of Rendcomb and Bamfield Places, Hillsborough. The boardwalk, some 800 metres long, has an observation platform and stairs down to the foreshore.
The boardwalk is designed to flow around the coastline and has many curves adding to its interesting feel and appearance.
It is all timber construction with the timber piles bored and concreted into the sandstone foreshore rock. The boardwalk has an average height of 2500mm; requiring a light weight "working at height" platform to allow work to proceed at all states of the tide.
We placed great emphasis on not damaging the foreshore and environmental realm and we achieved this admirably.