Innovative firm follows strategic vision

Innovative firm follows strategic vision
A key project for Kirk Roberts Consulting in 2019 is the new 4.5 star Sudima Kaikoura waterfront hotel.

In 2006, a new company with a big vision entered the structural and geotechnical engineering arena in Christchurch.
Over the intervening years, Kirk Roberts Consulting has grown into a nationwide end-to-end consultancy company providing progressive engineering and project solutions.
From the outset, founding directors Jade Kirk, Steven Roberts and Damian McMillan had their sights set on strategic growth and worked to achieve this by continually adding value and finding better ways to achieve optimal solutions for their clientele.
“There were initially just five of us in the business, but we always planned to grow our core engineering services to the point where we had the critical mass to add project management and other complementary services,” Damian says.
“Our clients really do value our multi-faceted approach; no other company in New Zealand offers what we do.”
Led by a board of directors, supported by an executive management team, Kirk Roberts Consulting employs more than 100 staff across New Zealand with offices based in Auckland, Tauranga and Christchurch.
This year, a new office is opening in Hamilton.
The company’s nationwide team has doubled in just five years. Damian says push-pull factors have propelled the company’s growth, with its spread across New Zealand reflecting strong ongoing demand from both new and existing clientele.
Kirk Roberts Consulting was founded on the ideal of challenging norms and pushing boundaries.
That ideal is reflected not just in what the company does for its clients but also in its company ownership structure, which includes a share trust for staff.
Unique to this engineering company too is its acquisitions, funding, development and investments division, KR Capital, formerly Pillar Property Invest-ments (PPI).
The new name has firmly established KR Capital alongside the other three key divisions, KR Projects, KR Engineering, and KR Software.
“KR Capital is a solid addition to the stable of consultancy services already on offer,” says Harry Van Tongeren, who leads KR Capital.
“It provides another string to the bow of Kirk Roberts Consulting.”
A key project for Kirk Roberts Consulting in 2019 is the new 4.5 star Sudima Kaikoura waterfront hotel.
After acquiring the hotel site (through PPI), Kirk Roberts Consulting completed scoping, geotechnical engineering and feasibility assessments before proceeding to design and procurement. Building Information Modelling (BIM) is being used to sup-port off-site fabrication.
The new 120-room hotel, on track to open for bookings in the third quarter of 2020, occupies a high profile corner site close to the town’s commercial centre.
The project is poised to spark further growth in Kaikoura and the wider region.
Kirk Roberts’ strong track record in New Zealand has paved the way to exciting international contracts, including a recent project with Savcon and Techlam NZ to deliver innovative roofing at Sydney’s Gunyama Park Aquatic and Recreation Centre, the largest centre to be built in Sydney since the 2000 Olympics.
Adding value on every project Kirk Roberts provides comprehensive services through four specialist divisions:KR Capital provides investors with a diverse scope of property investment opportunities and facilitates those investments by providing clients with complete managed commercial investment opportunities.
Also provides tenants with a lternate seamless design and build opportunity for leasing or future purchase.
KR Capital utilises the end to end skills of the various divisions.
KR Projects is made up of experienced project directors, project managers, quantity surveyors, architects, design technicians and BIM experts, who aim to build value into every part of a project and deliver inspired solutions.

Innovative firm follows strategic vision
Jade Kirk, left, and Damian McMillan – two of the founding directors, along with Steven Roberts.

KR Engineering is comprised of experienced engineers, technicians and draughts-people, covering Structural, Geotechnical, Civil Environmental and Fire.
Economical designs, decisive solutions and progressive engineering are tied together through a single point of contact to make the process smooth and easy for clients.
KR Software is made up of experienced programmers, engineers and support staff, creating software solutions that are functional, accurate and clear.
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