YHA Retaining Wall & Bulk Earthworks


Civil Construction were awarded the tender to construct a steel UC and timber retaining wall at the rear of the YHA hostel site on the Queenstown Lakefront.

In addition, it was required to complete bulk earthworks in the steep gully on council reserve land behind the building to stabilise the slope and make an accessible pathway for the public.

On top of these tricky conditions, a heritage listed Beacon was situated on site and needed protection.

The project won the 2019 Hynds Construction Awards Category B.


Location: Queenstown Central, New Zealand

Client: Youth Hostel Association NZ

Contract Value: $600k

Category: Civil Works


Services provided

  • Civil Works
  • Retaining work adjacent to proposed high-density sites
  • Landscaping

Civil Construction have delivered a quality product in a timely manner that has exceeded our expectation. Throughout the complex work teh hostel did not receive a single noise complaint relating to the work. This speaks volumes to the careful planning and professional execution of the complex methodology. We take pleasure in putting our name to their submission for this award.

John Thompson

John Thompson

Client Representative, One Four Ltd