Read all the project updates for Manukau bus station.
We have held the first bus trials, with bus operators and drivers checking out the new bus reversing system. Driver training is ongoing from the first week of February.
Putney Way works will get underway mid February, with the street upgrade programme finishing before the station's public opening in April.
Retail fit-outs are also due to start in mid February.
Image: First buses to enter the Manukau Bus Station.
Image: New Customer Service Centre.
Image: New bike racks and signage.
Image: New concrete at the station's eastern end.
Image: New footpath on Davies Avenue.
Watch time-lapse footage of construction during December 2017 and January 2018.
Scheduled bus services began operating from the Manukau bus station on Sunday 10 December, in conjunction with the launch of the New Network for East Auckland.
The southern side of the site was completed early with shelters, lighting, security cameras, and planting all finished in time for the new service to begin.
The bus station building will be mostly complete by the end of the year. After Christmas, new retail and a restaurant/café will be created inside the building.
Streetscape works next to the bus station on Putney Way, Davies Ave, and Osterley Way will continue until the end of January 2018 when this area will be open for public use while Putney Way is upgraded.
The Putney Way upgrade begins at the end of January 2018
Putney Way is about to be transformed to a more attractive, modern urban environment with an exciting new transport hub adding to the mix of popular cafés and businesses.
We will be installing better, environmentally-friendly drainage and then raise the road level to be flush with the pavement before resurfacing the road and pavements.
The new drainage will incorporate a raingarden to treat water before it goes into the stormwater system. We will also install new furniture, lighting and planting.
Putney Way will still remain open for business although the street itself will close at the end of January 2018 for 2 months for construction. We expect work to be completed by the beginning of April 2018.
The end is in sight for the new bus station. We are putting on the finishing touches and cannot wait for the public to start using this fantastic facility.
We invited some members of the media to visit the station earlier this week. Read what Jarred Williamson from Stuff.co.nz had to say.
Image: Highlight of last week was getting the full size, full spec S5A prototype sign in for review. Big and informative.
Image: Slow but steady transformation of the western wing of the MBS. Ceiling done, floor polished, tactiles in (not shown)
Image: Tenancy space 3 (behind the curved wall) ready for glass and cladding – afterwards, we will lock the door and wait for a tenant.
This week, our project team hosted members of the Ōtara-Papatoetoe Local Board on a construction site visit.
Image (from left): Navmeet Kaur (AT Infrastructure Development Engineer), Ian Kingston (AT Principal Project Manager), Apulu Reece Autagavaia (Ōtara-Papatoetoe Local Board Member), Dai Bindoff (AT Communications), Dawn Trenberth (Ōtara-Papatoetoe Local Board Member) Kennethn Tuai (AT Elected Member Relationship Manager), Ashraf Choudhary (Ōtara-Papatoetoe Local Board Member), Rob Fa’ata (AT Stakeholder Relationship Advisor), Albert Scott (Local Board Advisor - Ōtara-Papatoetoe Local Board).
Read the media release: Local Board members visit Manukau Bus Station construction site.
- The new bus station structure and concrete slab are now complete.
- The roof is on and the exterior glazing is almost complete.
- Work is continuing on the interior fit-out, bus operating area, and external soffits, and the Putney Way footpath, rain gardens, and landscaping.
Over the next 2 months, we will be creating the new bus entry from Osterley Way and completing some necessary services connections.
This may cause some disruption for pedestrians, but we will do our best to minimise any inconvenience. Signs for alternative routes will be clearly displayed.
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Image: An overview of the new station.
Image: Progress is being made on the bus operating area.
Image: Fitting the interior plywood ceilings.
The majority of the roof and the glass façade around the building's perimeter have now been installed. This means the station building is largely watertight so internal finishing works can begin.
This includes installing services such as power and data cables, installing and painting wall finishes such as gib board and laminam, bathroom fit-outs, and internal glass walls.
The site is very busy along the northern and southern boundaries where large rain gardens have been excavated and are being built. These will treat and control the stormwater runoff around the bus station.
The pavement along the bus operations area to the south of the site is being prepared for the pouring of concrete, starting early September.
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Bus waiting area where each bus bay will have dedicated seating.
Panorama of the bus bays towards the station building.
Northern façade glazing going in.
New Decortech plywood soffit, steel truss, and windows.
The start of Putney Way South. Excavation of the raingardens will begin soon.
Putney Way detour until December
Putney Way is now a one-way street to give the bus station project access on the southern side of Putney Way.
- Traffic flow is maintained in a west-to-east direction (from MIT towards Westfield).
- Traffic cannot enter Putney Way, where it intersects Osterley Way, from the west.
- Bus stops on Putney Way are retained and in normal use.
- Carparks on the northern side of Putney Way are retained and in normal use.
- Carparks on the southern side of Putney Way have been removed.
The detour will be in place until at least December 2017.
Check out this time-lapsed footage of construction during June and July 2017.
- The roofing is approximately 40% complete.
- The first sections of glass façade have been installed.
Image: View down the line of the future sheltered bus bays towards MIT.
Image: Birds eye view of the construction site showing 9 of the 12 saw tooth roof panels.
Image: Structural steel trusses will be glazed and exposed inside the bus station building allowing natural light to enter.
Image: The first sections of the glass façade being installed. The gaps in the glass show where the automatic doors will be installed for each individual bus bay.
Image: The glazing supplier and installer Thermosash with their ‘spider’ installing large glass wall sections.
Putney Way car park will be closed until further notice starting from 29 June 2017 to allow for construction of new footpath/entrance to Manukau Bus Station.
Watch a drone fly over the construction work on the Manukau Bus Station during June 2017.
Check out this time-lapsed footage of construction during April and May 2017.
The project is progressing well. Completing most of the important foundation work last month now sees us coming out of the ground. Over the next 2 months, you will be able to see rapid progress as the new station takes form.
Getting the roofing material on before the coming winter months will be important so the interior work can continue in parallel to ongoing civil works outside the building's footprint.
Image: The view from above. The structural steel for individual roof sections is in progress. Cantilevered and covered bus bays are in the foreground of the structure.
Image: Structural steel members and truss system. The exposed trusses will be glazed and allow natural light to enter the bus station.
Image: Structural steel waiting to be erected.
Image: Installation of foundation reinforcing.
- The concrete ground beams (shallow building foundations) have been poured over conduits in a grid layout. On top of these a concrete slab will be poured.
- Heavy machinery will be used to pour concrete under the Manukau Institute of Technology canopy and there may be some extra noise during the day.
- Structural steel is currently being delivered in batches and is being installed. The steel will be put in place from the MIT (west) end of the site to the east.
- Installation of trusses (triangular fabricated beams) is ongoing.
- The station roof will be constructed onsite and, like the structural steel, will be installed from the west end to the east, thereby creating sections of the building sheltered from the elements. This will allow interior work to commence in the winter months.
Lime stabilisation works
Lime stabilisation work will be carried out at Manukau Bus Station from 13 - 17 February (weather-depending).
Our contractor, NZ Strong, have a process for ensuring lime dust is carefully managed and kept to a minimum.
If you do notice a layer of dust on your vehicle, we recommend you hose it down at the end of the day.
Early morning works
Some early morning works will start on 13 February as part of the main construction of the Manukau Bus Station project.
The early starts (between 6am and 7pm) will allow concrete to be poured. Due to the nature of the work, some noise is expected. Works will comply with the approved construction management plan, with the following conditions:
- There will be 10-15 days over the next three months will require a
6amstart on site. This means there will generally be one early start per week (but on some weeks there may be two).
- The concrete pouring will always be during the working week (Monday to Friday).
- Concrete pouring will generally require one concrete pump and one concrete truck, which will start work at
- A plan has been developed to ensure vehicle movements are minimal and noise is also kept to a minimum.
Work at bus station site has now shut down for the year. Construction resumes on 9 January 2017.
We can reflect on good progress on some important works:
- Piling testing and asbestos removal works are now complete.
- Utility works including
watermainrelocation, gas relocation, sewer main installation and new stormwater installation have also been completed at the Davies Ave end of the site.
- Construction works will soon start on the foundations for the canopy between the Manukau train station/MIT building.
Image: Preload, piling and earthworks at the site.
Image: Excavation works.
When construction resumes our contractor, NZ Strong, will carry out these works:
- Complete installation of sand drains on the southern side of the site (90% complete).
- Excavation for the ground beams and services for the bus station building.
- Relocation of the pre-load material from the north to the south side of the site.
These safety measures are in place to ensure pedestrian safety:
- The site has now been fully fenced off, with signs in place to guide pedestrians around the area.
- The speed limit on Davies Avenue was reduced to 30km/h in November and will be reduced at various times in early 2017.
Our contractor will attempt to minimise disruption to pedestrians through the duration of construction.
Watercare will notify affected residents and businesses and will cater for any after-hours commercial water needs.
Work is starting this week on the foundations for the canopy between the Manukau train station/MIT building and the new bus station.
There will be machinery on the MIT side of Davies Avenue and the site will be fenced off, with signs in place to guide pedestrians around the area. The speed limit on Davies Ave will be reduced to 30km/h until 25 November and at various times in early 2017.
The work is expected to be completed by the middle of 2017.
Read the media release: Foundation work begins on the Manukau Bus Station canopy
Main construction work on the Manukau bus station starts this week. AT has selected NZ Strong as the main contractor for the project.
Read the media release: Main construction work starting on Manukau bus station
The "enabling construction" works (site preparation for the main construction work) will finish in early August.
We will soon start a tendering process for a contractor to carry out the main construction work and expect the tender to be awarded by October.
In addition to construction hours from 7.30am to
Work scheduled for the coming weeks:
- Lime stabilisation work to provide a solid base beneath the future station building and bus operating area.
- Installation of a new stormwater management and sewer system.
- Installation of pre-load material and sand drains to allow land settlement and remove water from below ground level. The pre-load material will be in place over the winter
period,and then removed once settlementhas occurred.
Asbestos will be removed from the north-east corner of the Manukau bus station construction site, on the corner of Putney Way and Davies Avenue, from Friday 6 May 2016 to Saturday, 7 May 2016.
The following will be in place:
- Signage will be in place to direct pedestrians at the corner of Putney Way and Davies Avenue.
- They will manage entry to the site through the use of fencing and signage.
- They will manage dust by wetting down the area during excavation and using air monitors on the site boundary.
- Their own staff will have protective gear
on:masks, disposable overalls and gloves.
- Their staff and plant will undergo decontamination before leaving the removal area.
- They will test the remaining soil to ensure it is free from asbestos, before removing these controls.
This is a standard procedure at construction sites and there is little risk to anyone with all these controls in place.
From early May, new parking charges will be introduced for the car park at the Manukau Civic Building (between Davies Avenue and Osterley Way).
- There will be a $5 flat fee for each 12-hour period you are parked after
6pmweekdays and on weekends.
- The $5 fee will be charged for periods from
6amto 6pmand from 6pmto 6am(so if you park from 6amto 6am, you will pay $10).
- Use of the car park during weekdays (
6amto 6pm) is reserved for AT and Auckland Council staff only.
- Parking is pay and display. Vehicles not displaying a valid ticket will be towed at the owner’s expense.
Access to the car park has also changed: to enter the car park, turn left from Manukau Station Road and to exit, turn left onto Manukau Station Road.
Note that U-turns are not allowed at the intersections with Manukau Station Road and Davies Avenue and Osterley Way.
Construction photos of Manukau Bus Station
- The removal of traffic islands and trees within the carpark area has been completed.
- The existing
lights will be removed as required in the coming weeks. carpark
- Noisy works can be expected with the continuation of breaking up of the concrete islands and milling the existing asphalt,
howeverthis will be contained within the hours of 7amand 7pm.
Temporary bus stop closure
From Wednesday 16 March, bus stop #2179 at Putney Way will close. It will be relocated a few steps away at Davies Avenue outside the Manukau Train Station/Manukau Institute of Technology building.
Image: Map of the old and new bus stop locations.
- Tree removal works will start tomorrow, Tuesday, 1 March 2016.
- A traffic management plan will be in place reducing Putney Way to one lane controlled by Stop / Go when required which will temporarily remove car parks on the south side of the road (same car parks will be reinstated the following day).
- The footpath will remain closed due to service works starting 1 March 2016 with pedestrians directed by site signage to utilise the footpath on the other side of Putney Way.
Enabling works for the new station will start this weekend and will take 3 months to complete. The work will cover earthworks, services, and creating a new entrance off Manukau Station Rd.
General hours of work are
Works will occupy a former car park site between Manukau Station Road, Davies Avenue, Putney Way and Osterley Way. There will be some truck movement and noise associated with the work.
The groundbreaking ceremony for Manukau Bus Station will take place today. Read the media release: New station to better connect public transport
Public consultation on the design of the Manukau bus station closed on Friday, 20 November 2015.
AT has developed concept design plans for the proposed new Manukau bus station and public feedback will help us make an informed decision.
Read the media release: New bus station for Manukau