Sandringham Road Corridor: Heritage Assessment

In association with developments required in readiness for the 2011 Rugby World Cup events at Eden Park, Auckland City Council proposed a series of street improvements in the Kingsland area to benefit vehicle, cycling and pedestrian access in the immediate vicinity. These works, which included widening a portion of Sandringham Road and realigning the Walters Road intersection, involved removal or relocation on site or the loss of front yard area for a number of houses and flats opposite the Kingsland Railway Station.

The historic nature of Kingsland’s Sandringham Road / Walters Road area is recognised in the District Plan through various zoning provisions, objectives, policies and rules aimed at maintaining

and enhancing the built character and ensuring that any changes to the housing stock are carried out sympathetically.

With this in mind, Council commissioned Salmond Reed Architects to undertake a heritage assessment of the affected houses to determine how the changes could be achieved, without unduly compromising heritage values and group significance.

Salmond Reed’s assessment involved preparing historical background, measuring the proposal against the appropriate District Plan criteria and making recommendations, which included advising on appropriate street boundary fencing.

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