CKL expands its service capabilities

CKL expands its service capabilities
North Point Estate has been developed to take advantage of the natural landscape, a majority of the sites having a southern vista across the Hamilton CBD to Mount Pirongia.

Celebrating 30 years in business last year, surveying and land development services provider CKL is continuing to diversify and expand to meet the changing demands of the industry.
CKL’s main disciplines are planning, surveying, civil engineering, environmental engineering, and transportation engineering, which is a recent addition to the company’s expertise.
“The appointment of Judith Makinson to the CKL leadership team further expands our engineering capability with a dedicated focus on transportation engineering and master planning,” says CKL director Mark Gilberd.
“Judith started with us at the end of August and she hit the ground running, providing advice and counsel on numerous land development projects.”
Judith’s appointment is part of CKL’s strategic growth plan as the company looks to build a team to provide specialist transport engineering skills and expertise across the CKL office locations of Te Awamutu, Hamilton, and Auckland.
CKL’s merger with leading New Zealand environmental engineering consultancy Stormwater Solutions brought Bronwyn Rhynd to the CKL board of directors, her environmental engineering skill set and her expertise in design and construction of innovative, low impact, water sensitive stormwater solutions.
This year Bronwyn was recognised as Stormwater Professional of the Year at Water New Zealand’s 2018 Stormwater Conference.
She leads a CKL team of specialist civil and environmental engineers and technical support staff, providing water sensitive design and engineering input to CKL projects across New Zealand.
Many of the projects Bronwyn has led have received local and international acclaim for their sympathetic approach to the natural environment and the efficient management of water resources, whilst achieving client aspirations and positive environmental outcomes.
“The addition of transportation engineering and environmental engineering to our expertise gives us the comprehensive service offering we are aiming for,” Mark says.
“It means we can turn our hand to anything, rural, urban, residential, commercial, and industrial.”
CKL is working predominantly in subdivisions and land development, and has had a lot of involvement with a number of greenfield subdivisions, of which Landsdale Development’s North Point Estate in Hamilton is one.
North Point Estate has been developed to take advantage of the natural landscape, a majority of the sites having a southern vista across the Hamilton CBD to Mount Pirongia.
Its location is in close proximity to the proposed Rototuna Town Centre which includes a public square with a water course running through it, a library, an aquatic centre, as well as walkways, cycleways, and sports fields.
Its location has given the consulting team its fair share of challenges. CKL provided planning, surveying, and civil and environmental engineering, design, and construction.
The job posed some complications due to the planned Waikato Expressway running adjacent the property boundary and all infrastructure being required to locate under the proposed Waikato Expressway. “The unique element of this job was some services had to be put in place before work started on the Waikato Expressway.
“There was no chance to install these services once the expressway was in, so we worked hard to make sure the property didn’t miss out,” says Mark.
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