Design firm chosen for CBD upgrade

Wednesday 28 November 2012, 1:06PM
By Invercargill City Council


The Invercargill City Council is engaging Pocock Environmental Design to develop a preliminary design for the upgrade of Invercargill’s inner city, City Council Director of Works and Services Cameron McIntosh said today.

Mr McIntosh said that the Inner City Working Group, comprising representatives of inner city businesses and other organisations, had invited and evaluated design consultants for the Inner City Revitalisation Project.

“The proposal of Pocock Environmental Design was selected by the Working Group as the most desirable and was unanimously recommended to Council for consideration and acceptance.”

The City Council, at its November meeting last night, approved the Inner City Working Group’s recommendation to engage Pocock Environmental Design, which is based in Christchurch.

Mr McIntosh said that Pocock Environmental Design would be engaged to undertake an overall investigation and prepare a detailed design, including street art.

The expected cost of this development was $130,000, which had already been budgeted for, he said.

Pocock Environmental Design was expected to start work on the project in December and would report back to Council mid 2013.