Team Focus: Smith Cranes

  Smith Cranes used a larger mobile crane to lift down the 50 metre-long, 12 tonne jib in one piece to be dismantled on the ground. Other components of the tower crane were then lifted down piece by piece and loaded straight onto waiting transporting trucks. This was all completed in one single day – […]

Meet the team: Nick Francey, Quantity Surveyor

What is your role in the Farmers Tauranga Development project?  Client Quantity Surveyor – keeping Hawkins in check (and in cheques). What is your background?  Came to NZ (Auckland) in 2006 for a two-year break from the UK (15 years next week – still here!). What do you like about working on the project?  Gets me […]

Meet the team: Katrina Eden, Interior Designer

What is your role in the Farmers Tauranga Development project?  I am an Interior Designer with Ignite, which is the company that has completed the architecture for the development.  The role of the interior designer includes everything from wall locations, coordination with external consultants such as acoustics, and services, through to joinery detailing, and selection […]

Public car park complete

Elizabeth Towers exterior First Avenue

Following completion of the basement car park, that will exclusively be used by residents, the ground floor of the public car park is now complete.

Once finished, more than 170 car parks will be available to the public. These will be split over four levels with access off First Avenue.

A large services team has been involved in building the car park including Toyle (plumbing), Aotea (electrical), Tempest (mechanical) and Zero Fire (passive fire). We are proud to have so many quality contractors as part of our development team.

Creating all important indoor/outdoor flow

When designing our apartments and town houses, we have had a strong focus on creating a sense of space and light.

With our apartments and town houses sensitively positioned to deliver stunning city and harbour views, the generously sized apartment balconies are an important part in creating this feel.

The prefabricated concrete balconies come to site ready-made with drainage falls and are lifted into place.

We are now well on our way with the installation of the balconies.

New branding coming soon

Within the next few months, you’ll see the launch of new branding for the development, including the release of the names of the apartments and town houses and the retail and dining precinct.

This is a very exciting stage of the development as we start to see our end product come together with a cohesive look and feel. As mentioned above, we will also launch a new website featuring our new brand. We will send out a special edition newsletter once it is live, so watch this space!

Farmers milestones make way for podium

The Farmers flagship store is starting to take shape, with the ground floor complete, first floor nearing completion and the roof of the new store making great progress.

Not only is this an exciting milestone for the store, but it also marks the start of construction of the residential rooftop podium.

The podium will be a modern, low maintenance communal garden terrace that replaces the traditional backyard, without losing the enjoyment of a garden space. The space will include a residents’ lounge, pool, spa, gym and shared gardens.

Meet the team: Kirsty Lightfoot

What is your role in Farmers Tauranga Development?
I am a quantity surveyor with Hawkins and I look after our structure subcontractors.

What is your background?
I previously lived in Hamilton, working for Hawkins. I transferred to the Mount and haven’t looked back. I live over here with my fiancé and 10-week-old puppy.

What do you like about working on the project?
The team – we have an awesome team we are working with. We are always willing to help others.

What do you like to do outside of work?
Hikes, catching up with friends and family.

Favourite Netflix show?

Your go-to song?
Jimmy Barnes – Working Class Man.

It’s great to have you on board, Kirsty!

Supporting women in construction

Members of the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) recently enjoyed an exciting tour of the Farmers Tauranga Development site.

The number of women in the construction industry has grown exponentially in recent years and women are hard at work in just about every construction job, including ours.

Thanks to NAWIC for their support!