1930 – 40s

1930 – 40s

Alister Babbage
1936: Alister Babbage (1904-1978) and partner Lionel Faram found ‘Faram and Babbage’.

1936

1936

First Office
Faram and Babbage's first office located in Auckland’s Shortland Street.

1936-1939

1936-1939

Bridge and Road Construction
Much of Faram and Babbage’s work consists of building roads and designing bridges.

1939-50

1939-50

A world war and a new New Zealand identity View details

1950

1950

First pre-stressed concrete construction View details

1951

1951

Kinleith Mill View details

1951

1951

Kinleith Mill
1951: Construction of the new mill at Kinleith, Tokoroa.

1950s

1950s

First pre-stressed concrete multi-storey construction View details

1960

1960

Babbage expands View details

1966

1966

Clevedon Wharf Bridge
1966: Babbage assists in the construction of Clevedon Wharf Bridge.

1970

1970

Newton Road Bridge View details

1970-1977

1970-1977

Wellington Street Underpass View details

1978

1978

Babbage's Geotechnical Laboratory founded View details

1979

1979

Winstones Ltd Kariori Pulp Mill
Babbage are employed in the design and construction of Winstones Ltd Kariori Pulp Mill.

1979-1984

1979-1984

Lyttleton to Woolston LPG Pipeline View details

1980s

1980s

Think Big View details

1980s

1980s

Further work to the Kinleith Pulp and Paper Mill
1980s: Piping construction at Kinleith Pulp and Paper Mill, Tokoroa.

1986

1986

Babbage House View details

1987

1987

New Zealand 'Nuclear Free' View details

1990

1990

Henderson 'Commonwealth' Swimming Pool View details

1991

1991

World first in storm water treatment View details

1996

1996

International Project Management View details

1998

1998

Dairy Foothold View details

1999

1999

World class retirement facitlies View details

2000

2000

Remediation View details

2008

2008

Beach Road office View details

2008

2008

Hamilton office View details

2009

2009

Maritime Museum Sir Peter Blake Memorial View details

2010-11

2010-11

Earthquake tragedy View details

2011

2011

Celebrating 75 Years
2011: Babbage celebrates 75 years as a leading engineering, architecture and surveying practice.

2012

2012

OTS purchased View details

2013

2013

carboNZero certified View details

2014

2014

Babbage Christchurch View details

2015 - March

2015 - March

Website relaunch
Babbage launch their new digital front door with the redevelopment of their website.

2015 - June

2015 - June

Babbage acquire Bioresearches Group Limited View details

2016 - April

2016 - April

MKK join Babbage View details