Central Hamilton

Enhancing the heart of a City Reset Urban Design has been involved in the redevelopment of central Hamilton into a safe, vibrant and diverse heart for this rapidly growing city. There have been four key projects as part of the ongoing revitalisation and these involve not only local Council but also several key developers and land owners. Cityheart – The core of the main central city retail precinct. This area was traffic calmed, new cycle lanes and wide planted medians installed creating a pedestrian friendly boulevard. The project also included the redevelopment the cities large central plaza/ open space called Garden Place which also included the creation of a shared space. Centre Place – spurred on by Councils investment there was a major redevelopment of Centre Place (the cities retail anchor mall) owned by Kiwi Income Property involved daylighting and adding new facilities a strip of outdoor eateries along Bryce Street and the pedestrianisation of the west end of Ward Street to include a childrens playground, sitting and gathering areas Citygate– what was a vacant lot on the corner of Anglesea and Ward Street was redeveloped by McConnell Properties working with Council to create a large plaza and walkway connecting to Wintec (technical college). CBD Wayfinding Signage– following on from the Cityheart project a suite of directional and interpretative signage was developed for the central city.

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