We have significant knowledge and experience of delivering complex facilities for the Defence sector

These award-winning innovative facilities have been recognised by the NZDF, the Minister of Defence and Defence Industry Association as having not only contributed to our nation's military capabilities but also New Zealand's international reputation for innovation in delivering world class outcomes.

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As part of the "Reclaiming Seamanship Excellence Programme" we designed and constructed a purpose built facility for the Royal New Zealand Navy. This facility will allow for the training of naval personnel to operate exterior equipment on ships before venturing out to sea. In collaboration with Lockheed Martin, this project displays the value we have in supporting defence contractors here in New Zealand. 

Ardmore Military Training FacilityAMTA Project edit

As the lead consultant for this project, we took an old dysfunctional contaminated range and designed a specialized Small Arms Range to conceptualize the vision of the New Zealand Defence Force. In a constrained safety range and an environmentally sensitive location, we created extended range shooting platforms, sniper towers and facades to fire into to make up the Ardmore Military Training Facility.

The Linton Helicopter TowerLinton Helo Tower

The Linton Helo repel tower is matched to the Royal New Zealand Air Force's newly acquired NH90 side and rear door allowing training of basic helicopter repelling techniques.

The Battle Training FacilityBTF Overall

Designed by Opus for the First New Zealand Special Air Service Regiment, the Battle Training Facility has earned the reputation as a state of the art facility enabling live weapon training in a wide variety of scenarios and conditions. Range Safety and minimizing long term environmental impacts to the users meant extensive consideration of Safety in Design.