Posted 17 Jul 2012 by Swiggs Popular
Posted in Business , CBD , CERA/Govt , CCDU , Legal

Boffa Miskell will lead the consortium of design, planning and implementation companies which will work within Christchurch Central Development Unit to develop the Blueprint for the central city.


The group bring a wealth of local, national and international experience to the task ahead – redeveloping Christchurch’s new central city.


Boffa Miskell is a New Zealand company with 40 years’ experience in landscape architecture, planning, urban design, ecology and cultural heritage services. Its roots are in Christchurch, where the business started in 1972.


Its major projects include the Picton Waterfront development, Millbrook Resort in Queenstown and the Wynyard Quarter Sustainable Development framework. The team is thrilled to be part of the rebuild of central Christchurch.


Its director Don Miskell says the challenge is immense and the tight timeframe will present a range of pressures.


But Don Miskell is confident the company’s role in the development of the CCDU Blueprint will ensure the final product is as exciting and forward-thinking as the people of Christchurch have indicated they expect.


Under the Boffa Miskell umbrella will be crucial input from several other companies; Populous, Woods Bagot, Sheppard and Rout, Warren and Mahoney and RCP.


Their collective experience in project management, design and planning brings a range of skill sets to the task.


Populous has vast experience in major international projects including the London Olympic Stadium and Yankee Stadium.


Woods Bagot is based in Australia and uses a network of 700 specialists across Asia, Europe, the Middle East and North America.


Together the consortium is a formidable team and will work hard to create the base plan for the new Christchurch, a city for future generations.


The Christchurch Central Development Unit media conference held on 10 May 2012 announcing the Blueprint development contract.

The consortium selected to be part of the CCDU Blueprint development have a wide range of skills and expertise. Their staff are award-winners and leaders in their fields, constantly producing innovative and exciting projects.

For more information on the major players involved and their staff, check out their own websites:


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