St Kentigern Girl’s School

Boffa Miskell provided landscape and playspace design with natural play elements and planting

This project is significant in scale as it involves shifting the Girl’s School from its existing site to a new location within the St Kentigern Shore Road site. The Girl’s School will operating from a new four storey building designed by Architectus, will be a separate school.

Boffa Miskell provided landscape and playspace design through concept development for Resource Consent and all subsequent phases of design. The concept sees separate educational, recreational and sporting spaces for the Girl’s School developed to retain the identity and ‘sense of self’ particular to the needs and desires of young girls, while the Boy’s areas are separate and provide spaces which are appropriate to the physical challenges required for boys.

The landscape and play space design complement the building and utilise features of the existing site which includes beautiful mature oak and pohutukawa trees, with natural play elements and planting beneath the trees.

The landscape developed ties the new building sensitively into the local environment, whilst working hard to provide for the needs of the Girl’s School as it enters this new phase of its development. Whist protecting and enhancing the existing features of the landscape we worked to allow for an enclosure to bring in the school’s guinea pigs, raised garden beds; we also provided a sand pit area. Swings, nature play and a large structure which will provide for a range of skills development and also accommodate the numbers of girls required.

Our role

Landscape Design and Playspace Design

The facts

ClientSt Kentigern Trust Board
Project teamSarah Collins
Aynsley Cisaria
Kieran Dove
Rory Gray
Worked with




Peers Brown Miller Arborists

Project date2019 - ongoing