Complete solutions for community space

Urban Effects works alongside Councils across New Zealand to create quality spaces for people to live, work and play. Together, we reimagine and revitalise urban streetscapes and precincts, parks and recreation spaces with refreshingly different street furniture and end-to-end service and support.

  • NZ made, world class quality

    NZ made, world class quality

    The latest designs from NZ and across the globe ranging from versatile modular seating solutions to complete product suites.

  • From concept to completion

    From concept to completion

    Design, plan, consult and build with ease and confidence with detailed product specifications, drawings and installation instructions.

  • Sustainability focus

    Sustainability focus

    An ever-growing range of high quality, durable products made using sustainably sourced, recycled and recyclable materials.

NZ Made
 

NZ Made

Urban Effects is a proud New Zealand-owned business with local teams, support and manufacturing in both the North and South Islands. The majority of products in our range are designed and made right here in New Zealand at our manufacturing facilities in Whanganui and Rangiora – providing local employment opportunities and delivering exceptional quality street furniture products to suit your place, purpose and price.

What’s more, you experience the level of personalised attention and support you deserve from a team committed to creating outdoor spaces that encourage people to enjoy our fresh air and landscapes.

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Sustainability
 

Sustainability

Just like the Councils and communities we serve, we are constantly striving to find new and innovative ways to make our world safer, healthier, cleaner and greener now and into the future.

We offer a wide choice of high quality, durable street furniture made from sustainably-sourced, recycled and recyclable materials, such as FSC and PEFC accredited timber, aluminium, recycled concrete and wood-plastic composites. We’re focused on sustainability in our operations, too. From the materials we choose and the partners we work with to our ongoing development of more eco-friendly packaging solutions, we’re constantly working to reduce our footprint across our supply chain.

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Popular Packages
 

Popular Packages

We’ve got loads of experience in helping New Zealanders enjoy the great outdoors. Our value-packed packages include practical combinations of some of our most popular street furniture solutions designed to suit different needs, spaces and communities.

It’s the smart, savvy and super quick way for you to create places to meet and eat, havens to relax and connect, and encourage a healthy commute with ‘park and ride’ facilities.

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Accessibility
 

Accessibility

Our parks, recreational areas and urban environments should be able to be enjoyed by everyone, regardless of their age and ability. Accessibility is integral to open planning and design and this extends to outdoor furniture, facilities and amenities.

The Urban Effects range includes products specifically designed with accessibility in mind – everything from seating and table settings, to BBQs and drinking fountains.

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Latest Projects

Latest Projects

Lorenzdale Park

Lorenzdale Park

Community connection and inclusivity underpin the recent upgrades to Lorenzdale Park, Whanganui, with a large barbecue area the latest addition. Public consultation informed the dual-stage project led by community leader Kath Parnell of Te Ora Hou, a faith-based youth and community development organisation working with young people and families across the country. Covered by the […]

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Memorial Park

Memorial Park

Greeted by carved pou featuring a wheke using its tentacles to draw everyone together, the redeveloped Memorial Park at Kaikohe is a place of fun, play and connection for the whole community. No one goes thirsty with Hydrate Accessible Fountains, perfect for wheelchair users, while the accessible picnic areas encourage families and friends to gather, […]

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Insights

Insights

Urban furniture with a playful twist: how to create the most vibrant retail and dining precincts

Urban furniture with a playful twist: how to create the most vibrant retail and dining precincts

Urban ‘mainstays’ like shopping, dining and recreation precincts are at a crossroads – and there’s a playful secret to giving them a new lease of life. Take the traditional shopping centre, or ‘shopping mall’ for example. To compete against an online world – and in crowded and mature markets – they need to offer a […]

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Sun smart community spaces need quality shade structures

Sun smart community spaces need quality shade structures

We’ve all heard of slip, slop, slap and wrap when it comes to protecting ourselves from the sun’s damaging rays. But, for extra, built-in sun protection, quality permanent shade structures in our parks and recreation areas are a must. According to the Cancer Society of New Zealand, skin cancer is the most common cancer in […]

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Commercial Street and Park Furniture Suites: How to piece together perfect outdoor spaces

Commercial Street and Park Furniture Suites: How to piece together perfect outdoor spaces

A myriad of factors come into play when creating ‘places for people’ and chief amongst them is commercial street and park furniture suites that ticks all of the boxes in terms of style, form and function. The most successful outdoor spaces put user-centric design front and centre, with well-designed, perfectly positioned furniture and amenities that […]

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