Defence

We have significant knowledge and experience of delivering complex facilities for the Defence sector in New Zealand. Quick response, local solutions and careful nurturing of your projects. With more than 700 successful projects completed for the NZ Defence Force, WSP has an unrivalled institutional knowledge of the Defence business and culture.

WSP and our predecessors have an unparalleled history of working with and delivery to the New Zealand Defence Force. Over the last twenty years we have delivered over seven hundred successful projects.  With our truly regional depth of resourcing, running from our forty separate locations, we are able to deliver our services from a location if not adjacent, at least in the same region for all of the NZDF’s camps, bases, training areas and ranges.  We have over decades developed an intimate understanding of the Defence Estate, having worked on many of the iconic assets and locations that comprise it.  Our range of services and proven experience are such that effectively we are a one-stop shop for all the professional services that NZDF may need to call upon.
 
Among our many strengths are our leading edge digital design and building information management systems and processes. This is coupled with internal management systems that ensure project outcomes meet our client's expectations in a collaborative environment. We are committed to provide a high standard of environmental awareness and social responsibility in the operations and projects undertaken for clients.
 
We have the capacity to call on specialist global expertise from our greater WSP family, which again has a proven history of delivery in the Defence sector in the United States, Canada and Australia, in addition to a strong track record of working together with the New Zealand Defence Force.
 
Some of our experience includes:

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Battle Training Facility

WSP provided concept design, and then the developed and detailed design for this one off bespoke 360 degree specialist live firing indoor range for New Zealand’s special forces.  This is now recognised by its users and their professional community as a World class facility that supports the top tier of military capability outputs by the NZDF.

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Whenuapai Gymnasium

Over three years WSP supported the NZDF in the concept development, budget development and revision, design development, construction administration and commissioning of the long-awaited gymnasium complex for Whenuapai Airbase.  We were also selected to provide the technical support and guidance for the trialling of the design and construction as an exemplar for Building Information Management protocols and systems for NZDF’s Estate and Infrastructure team.

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