Bridge launch

An exciting – and slightly nerve-wracking – bridge launch. Here’s the Perry Cycle Bridge (Horotiu) setting off on its 130 metre journey across the mighty Waikato.  A vital link in the Te Awa Great NZ River Ride, and a brilliant project to be part of.

Majestic Centre Strengthening

Hamish MckenzieWellington’s tallest building, the Majestic Centre, was a huge strengthening project we were proud to be part of. This was a complex and interesting retrofit, with a number of seismic challenges throughout the structure. You can read more about the Majestic Centre right here.


Pictured: Hamish McKenzie, Wellington Office Business Manager.

New cycle bridge – Horitiu

bridging-2We’ve played a part in this exciting suspension bridge project, which will allow cyclists to cross the mighty Waikato. This bridge is part of the Te Awa Great New Zealand River ride – and one of the country’s most celebrated cyclists can’t wait to give it a go. You can read more here.

Holmes Consulting opens Netherlands office

GroningenLessons learned from the Christchurch earthquakes are being applied in the Netherlands where man-made earth tremors are damaging buildings in and around the city of Groningen. Holmes Consulting Group has opened a European office offering seismic engineering expertise in an area of the Netherlands where controversial gas extraction has triggered more than 1000 earthquakes since the early 1990s. You can read the announcement here.

Christchurch rebuild – Holmes on TV3 news

john-hare-2505 years on from the Christchurch earthquake, this news feature covers the memorial service, and talks to key people involved in the Christchurch rebuild. John Hare, CEO of Holmes features in the clip – you can check it out here.

Holmes in Canterbury Build

There’s something exciting about designing a space your own team will occupy. Check out what Business Manager, Richard Seville, has to say about our new Christchurch office move in Canterbury Build.

MIT in Architecture Daily

Manukau Institute of TechnologyMIT Manukau is an ambitious and important project in Auckland’s southern suburbs.

MIT’s mission is to ‘open up the possibility of study in the minds of their community’, combining an advanced learning facility fully integrated with the city’s public transport system.

It’s a striking and distinctive building, with many of the structural elements on show inside and out. We loved working alongside Warren and Mahoney and a talented wider team to bring the project to life.

Visit the Arch Daily website for more information.

Arts Centre rebuild in The Press, Christchurch

arts-centre-rebuildThe Arts Centre rebuild is one of the world’s largest heritage projects, with a large number of buildings on a complex site. Holmes Consulting Group has a fulltime team based onsite at the Arts Centre, helping ensure the buildings are returned to their former glory, but with more robust and resilient support. You can read about project progress in The Press.

Contract awarded for Transmission Gully

duck-creek-bridge-impressionHolmes Consulting Group is pleased to confirm that the contract for the Transmission Gully project has been officially awarded.

As part of the Wellington Gateway Partnership, we will handle the design, production, and construction monitoring of many of the project’s 28 bridges. Read more

Longbush Ecosanctuary Welcome Shelter

longbush-welcome-shelter-buildLongbush Ecosanctuary is ‘an ark in the bush’ – a predator-controlled safe haven for New Zealand’s native flora and fauna. Located just nine kilometres out on Gisborne on the East Coast of the North Island, Longbush is home to some of the country’s most treasured plants and bird species. The regenerating native bush is alive with birdsong, including tui, bellbirds, fantails, kingfishers, whiteheads and kereru. Read more