The Westhaven Boardwalk connects Westhaven to the new Wynyard Quarter residential, retail and recreation precinct, and is part of a $14 million project to provide a shared promenade for walkers
The Westhaven Boardwalk connects Westhaven to the new Wynyard Quarter residential, retail and recreation precinct, and is part of a $14 million project to provide a shared promenade for walkers and cyclists through Westhaven Marina along the Auckland Harbour waterfront.
In keeping with the aesthetic of the harbour’s yachts and the marine heritage of the area, boardwalk architects LandLAB specified a stainless steel cable balustrade with timber handrail and corner posts for fall protection on both the seaward and landward sides of the wide timber boardwalk.
The use of tensioned stainless steel cable for balustrade is still fairly uncommon in Auckland, however the track record of similar projects that Ronstan has designed and supplied world-wide is good cause to be confident that the solution will be both fit-for-purpose and look amazing.
Ronstan supplied Marine Grade stainless steel cable, cable end-terminations and tensioners for the project. The benefits of the marine-grade stainless steel wire rope include its ability to withstand the corrosive marine environment, and provide an extremely weight-efficient and strong solution without appearing bulky. This allows the maximum enjoyment of an unrestricted view.
The Ronstan Threaded Terminals with Nyloc nuts and Threaded Terminal Adjusters ensure the cables will remain properly tensioned for years to come.