Creating stronger foundations for growth.

Civil | Structural | Seismic | Building Services | Traffic Engineering

We engineer excellence. From infrastructure and water to land development and transport, we have a proud history of engineering expertise that spans a multitude of disciplines.

Over 130 years we’ve established a reputation for trust, efficiency and diligence. And our award-winning team is recognised as one of the best in the business. For you, that means having innovative thinking, creative insights and some of the best engineering minds on your side.

Our team includes environmental scientists, civil and structural engineers, mechanical and process engineers, traffic engineers and dedicated project managers who can provide professional expertise in:

  • Master planning of facilities
  • Feasibility studies
  • Site investigations and Due Diligence
  • Site audits and asset management
  • Risk management assessments
  • Laboratory studies and process design
  • Computer modelling and visualisation techniques
  • Assessment of environmental effects
  • Project scoping and concept design
  • Detailed design and contract documentation
  • Construction management
  • Commissioning and operator training
  • Detailed traffic design



Measuring up our experience.

Accuracy. Experience. Efficiency. It’s for these reasons that Harrison Grierson's award-winning surveying team is widely respected in the property and construction industries. It’s our aim to add value on every site; looking above and beyond surveying and measurement to identify any potential issues or opportunities.

Covering land and property development, civil, environmental and geotechnical engineering, planning and resource management projects, all our professional surveyors utilise leading-edge surveying and computer technology. Services include:

  • 3D Scanning
  • Resource consent applications for subdivision
  • Urban and rural subdivision
  • Unit title and stratum estate subdivisions
  • Maori land partitions
  • Topographical and site detail surveys
  • Proclamation surveys
  • GPS surveys
  • GIS data capture surveys
  • Rentable area measurement for lease purposes
  • Precise set out, including horizontal and vertical control for high rise buildings
  • As built surveys
  • Monitoring of settlement and lateral displacement
  • Sports venue set out
  • Land stability and earthworks control
  • Photogrammetric survey control



Turning your vision into reality.

Consultation strategies | Policy |
Development planning and assessment | Strategic urban growth | Transportation planning

Strategic planning, policy planning, infrastructure and development projects are renowned for being complex, expensive and notoriously changeable. So it’s good to know that our planning and resource management teams are on hand to take care of it.

Whether it’s a long-term vision for large spatial areas or individual development aspirations for short-term implementation, our experienced team is ready to help. With experience, of course, comes commercial understanding. And it’s this aspect of our services that many private, corporate, central government and local government clients can really benefit from. We offer:

  • Strategic planning
  • Research and analysis
  • Due diligence, feasibility studies and project scoping
  • Statutory approvals (designations, resource consents)
  • Consent processing and development assessments
  • Assessments of environmental effects
  • National, regional and local policy analysis, preparation of plans and plan changes, submissions
  • Project management and coordination of specialist inputs
  • Consultation strategies
  • Expert evidence
  • Transportation planning studies, assessments and research
  • Road safety studies and traffic engineering assessments
  • Economic analyses and policy development

Urban Design

Urban Design

Shaping the world around us.

Comprehensive housing design | Business park

As our lifestyles change, so too must the environments we live in. Now more than ever, the need for long-term, sustainable and inspiring urban design has never been greater. This is an area where future-focused design thinking meets on-the-ground experience.

Working closely with specialist team members across Harrison Grierson, we offer a one stop shop for urban design projects that are both practical, elegant and achievable. Our wide-ranging specialists cover:

  • Structure planning and land use master planning
  • Development and subdivision master planning and design
  • Design guidelines, design assessment criteria and urban design policy
  • Development feasibility studies - brownfields and greenfields sites
  • Master planning of existing education, retirement and healthcare facilities
  • Intensive housing developments - site planning and housing design
  • Urban renewal and town centre revitalisation projects
  • Community consultation processes- strategies and implementation
  • Advanced computer visualisation and modelling

Landscape Architecture

Landscape Architecture

Changing our environment for the better.

The environments we live in don't just influence how we feel – they influence how we live and work. From preliminary concepts, to detailed design and contract documentation, to supervision of implementation of landscape development projects, our dedicated team has a strong reputation for lateral thinking, as well as robust landscape policy analysis, assessment and advice.

Our landscape architects work within our Urban Design team and work closely with our colleagues in other disciplines to offer a one-stop shop for projects including:

  • Residential and commercial subdivisions
  • Educational, retirement and healthcare facilities
  • Ponds and wetlands
  • Parks and reserves
  • Private homes and lifestyle blocks
  • Landscape and visual effects assessments