Company:Fletcher Construction, Auckland
Project:Bledisloe Lane Upgrade, Auckland
Bledisloe Lane is a popular inner-city Auckland thoroughfare that links Wellesley Street to Aotea Square. The upgrade transformed the gloomy dated lane into a safer more vibrant connection, and did so in six months.
What made the project successful was Dave’s meticulous planning, and attention to detail, whilst maintaining a complete overview of the project. The high-profile lane upgrade featured considerable public interface, and a client who was very averse to negative public exposure. Dave managed the risks of working in close proximity to the public, which involved a restriction on working hours and noise levels.
Dave had a number of logistical issues to contend with. There was no space available for construction vehicles or materials, while fire escapes along the lane need to be kept free throughout the project’s duration. The overarching logistical challenge was in maintaining pedestrian access while waterproofing and paving materials were being laid.
In spite of the myriad of challenges, Dave maintained his composure throughout, which was no easy feat given the difficult circumstances.