Lake’s Edge, Queenstown
1Lake’s Edge is a high-end residential subdivision, located in Kawarau Falls on the banks of Lake Wakitipu, just a short boat ride from picturesque Queenstown. Situated on a steep, rocky site, the subdivision enjoys stunning north facing views over the lake. Holmes Consulting has delivered the civil design for the subdivision, which features a variety of lots catering to different tastes and budgets.
2The elevation difference across the site is more than 30 metres, creating a number of problems with construction, and owner access once the buildings are complete. There was also a need to maximise the views from all of the lots, creating a civil challenge Holmes Consulting was delighted to take on. We devised creative solutions to split the building platforms at street level, ensuring the lots all enjoy the postcard views across the lake. We handled the earthworks, roading, pavements and services, as well as the water, wastewater, and stormwater designs.
3We were able to keep the trenches shallow for ease and safety of construction on the steep site, as well as designing an innovative and highly cost-effective pressure sewer network—which we documented for approval from Queenstown Lakes District Council, meaning other civil designers can now use it. This premium subdivision is now completed, and filling fast. With the stunning location and clever design, Lake’s Edge is some of the region’s most attractive real estate—underpinned by intelligent civil design.