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De Havilland Apartments

Representing a first in WA, Bluerock Projects’ De Havilland apartments in Midland makes use of modern lightweight timber-frame construction to create stylish and sustainable residences in this vibrant redeveloped area. Nine spacious balconied apartments are arranged over 3 storeys, with an office plus mezzanine and car park on the ground floor. Car stackers with electric charging bays provide 2 spaces per apartment; all close to local amenities and transport. WGE supplied consultancy in all disciplines. We collaborated closely with suppliers and the architect to ensure the structural design was readily procured and compliant with BCA and Fire Brigade standards. Transfer …

Date: August 6, 2019
Disciplines: Acoustics, Civil, Electrical, Fire Engineering, Fire Protection, Hydraulics, Mechanical, Structural, Sustainability
Markets: Residential

Redcliffe Hospital Multi-deck Carpark

Redcliffe Hospital is a 250-bed facility approximately 28km’s north of Brisbane CBD. Due to its large catchment area Redcliffe Hospital has engaged WGE as the Principal Consultant to provide Design and Construct Tender documentation to provide a new multi-story carpark to accommodate the current setting and the future development of this site. With its prominent location, the new carpark will be a focal point for the local community and a flagship asset for Redcliffe Hospital. WGE are proud to be assisting Metro North Hospital and Health Service (MNHHS) in producing a functional carpark that will enhance the services currently offered …

Date: July 11, 2019
Disciplines: Civil, Electrical, Fire Protection, Hydraulics, Mechanical, Structural, Sustainability, Vertical Transportation
Markets: Health & Aged Care

Village at Coorparoo – Buildings 5A & 5B

WGE were engaged to design, document and provide construction phase services for the two new multi-unit buildings at The Village, Coorparoo. The buildings comprise of 28 units and 48 units with ancillary community facilities including a dining room, café, guest lounge, indoor pool and amenities, club lounge, cinema, library and games rooms. The project also included an external BBQ area and a bowling green. ​Utilising BIM: WGE have been involved from the start of the project providing DA advice in the early stages of the development through to the full design of services with the use of Revit: A dedicated …

Date: July 11, 2019
Disciplines: Acoustics, Electrical, Hydraulics, Mechanical, Sustainability, Vertical Transportation
Markets: Health & Aged Care

Robina Market Hall Redevelopment

The redevelopment and expansion of the southern end of the Robina Town Centre (approximately 22,000m2) incorporates a number of specialty stores and restaurants. The new Coles store is one of the first in Queensland to be designed to the Coles “Next Generation” scheme. The project was completed over three stages. WGE’s involvement included mechanical and electrical specific Revit design of the expansion including AC, ventilation layout and mall feature lighting.

Date: July 10, 2019
Disciplines: Electrical, Mechanical, Sustainability, Vertical Transportation
Markets: Retail

Herston Quarter Redevelopment Project

As technical advisors, WGE will be providing technical leadership, advice and risk management services for Metro North Hospital and Health Services’ Herson Quarter Redevelopment Project. In addition to delivering specialist surgical and complex rehab services, the $1.1 billion world-class health and well-being precinct will also provide allied health services, aged care, medical education and cutting-edge research facilities.

Date: July 10, 2019
Disciplines: Civil, Electrical, Fire Protection, Hydraulics, Mechanical, Structural, Sustainability, Vertical Transportation
Markets: Health & Aged Care

Taronga Institute of Science and Learning

Taronga has the largest zoo-based conservation science team in Australia and works in close partnership with Government agencies and the international zoo and conservation community to protect our natural environment. The newly completed Taronga Institute of Science and Learning facility includes: Classrooms and lecture rooms for teaching with localized exhibits for animals Laboratories and research facilities Lecture theatre Open offices for life science, HR and education Commercial office fitout The project built on Taronga’s existing strengths in research and education, increasing its capacity to help secure a shared future for wildlife and people. It is a true mixed-use building, achieved …

Date: July 9, 2019
Disciplines: Civil, Electrical, Fire Engineering, Hydraulics, Mechanical, Structural, Sustainability
Markets: Education

Barrack Place

Barrack Place at 151 Clarence Street is a 20,000 square metre A-Grade office tower in the City of Sydney. Wood & Grieve Engineers now part of Stantec (WGE) provided sustainability, modelling and Green Star services for the contractor in a D&C capacity. The tower was originally designed to a 5 Star Green Star and achieved a WELL Gold Precertification however, through a strong commitment to sustainability, as well as finding innovations and improvements in construction and materiality, WGE in conjunction with major contractor, Built and office owner, manager and developer, Investa worked on a strategy to improve the building to …

Date: July 4, 2019
Disciplines: Sustainability
Markets: Commercial

Karratha Health Campus

The new state-of-the-art Karratha Health Campus provides care for the West Pilbara’s 50,000-plus residents and is the biggest hospital infrastructure investment ever undertaken in regional WA. The project includes emergency and hospital facilities, ancillary health services, onsite accommodation for patients and carers from remote locations. Awards: Winner of Public Architecture Award – 2019 WA Australian Institute of Architects Awards 2019 Master Builders-Bankwest Excellence in Construction Awards – Best Health Care Building over $100 million

Date: July 1, 2019
Disciplines: Acoustics, Audio-visual, Electrical, Fire Engineering, Fire Protection, Hydraulics, Mechanical, Sustainability, Vertical Transportation
Markets: Health & Aged Care

Liv Apartments Fremantle

This project involves a new apartment development comprising of three buildings in Fremantle’s East Side. The development will include 166 apartments and 1,300m2 of commercial tenancies including the WA office of Defence Housing Australia. Liv Apartments is the first WA project to receive environmental approval rating under One Planet guidelines. Project features: 80kW solar PV system Building-wide metering and monitoring system allowing each apartment owner to view their power and water usage graphs in real time NBN to each apartment Electric instantaneous hot water units to each apartment Reinforced concrete structure with two levels of underground basement car parking Long-span …

Date: July 1, 2019
Disciplines: Electrical, Hydraulics, Mechanical, Structural
Markets: Residential

WCE Lathlain Precinct Redevelopment Project

The relocation and establishment of West Coast Eagles’ (WCE) training facility at Lathlain Park represents a significant milestone in the club’s 80-year history in Subiaco. The bespoke, world-class, four-storey structure includes training and rehabilitation spaces, gyms, lap pool and hydrotherapy pool as well as offices, community, function space, club museum and offices for the Wirrpanda Foundation. The internal training space allows practice kicks within the 13m high and 65m corner-to-corner field. The deceptive simplicity of the feature ‘eagle-wing’ roof atop the multi-functional internal areas dictated the complex geometry of the framing process. Large cantilevers surround the building and facilitate a …

Date: June 7, 2019
Disciplines: Civil, Structural, Underground Power Design
Markets: Sports, Culture & the Arts

201 Elizabeth Street, Sydney

The impressive redevelopment at 201 Elizabeth Street, Sydney will provide a new 50-storey mixed use hotel, retail and residential tower. The high-profile project aligns with the City of Sydney’s CBD vision, providing 10 levels of commercial space, a 5-star hotel and high-end residential apartments integrating living, employment opportunities and a unique Sydney CBD vista. WGE’s teams are consulting on the design and construction, including demolition of the existing 38 storey office building and 2 levels of basement. The new structure will necessitate excavation, retention works and construction for a four-level basement providing: 291 car parking spaces 441 bicycle parking spaces …

Date: June 7, 2019
Disciplines: Acoustics, Fire Engineering, Fire Protection, Hydraulics, Vertical Transportation
Markets: Commercial, Hospitality, Residential

88 by JQZ, St Leonards

This new precinct from developers JQZ is set to be the centrepiece of St Leonards in Sydney, sparking urban transformation in the popular area. The $1.6 billion development provides three high-rise towers arranged around an open plaza, offering a mix of commercial, residential and retail accommodation. Each tower (15, 20 and 47 storeys) has its own distinct architectural identity, providing a combined total of 20,000m2 of office space, 16,000m2 of retail accommodation, 680 luxury apartments plus 10 levels of basement. Conveniently located opposite the forum in the heart of St Leonards, the precinct design also includes a public library and …

Date: June 7, 2019
Disciplines: Hydraulics, Mechanical
Markets: Commercial, Retail, Sports, Culture & the Arts

Curtin University B.105 Robertson Library

Curtin University’s Robertson Library is located at the heart of the campus and, nearing the end-of-life of its services provision, the University grasped the opportunity to modernise facilities for the needs of the Curtin community. Built in the 1970s and extended in 1991, a large portion of the existing structure was windowless to protect the books from daylight, presenting an uninviting façade. The new design introduces significant alterations to the entrances and interior space, including a large central atrium with interconnecting stair and lecture space. The removal of perimeter walls allows light to permeate and radically improves access from around …

Date: June 7, 2019
Disciplines: Civil, Structural, Vertical Transportation
Markets: Education

Bloomfield – Orange Private Hospital

Orange Private Hospital is a new six-storey medical centre providing 2 levels of private hospital, located directly opposite the Orange Base Hospital. The development will include operating theatres, short stay rooms, specialist facilities, pharmacy, medical imaging, a café and associated medical offices. The project forms part of a major development of the surrounding site incorporating a Medi-Motel for accommodation of relatives and patients during on-going rehabilitation, medical specialist offices, aged care accommodation as well as a residential component. The anticipated services load was generally unknown or unclassified during the initial stages so WGE investigated the services availability and liaised with …

Date: June 7, 2019
Disciplines: Civil, Fire Protection, Hydraulics
Markets: Health & Aged Care

101 Waterloo Road, Macquarie Park

This project involves brand new 679 luxury residential apartments over 4 high rise buildings to be built directly adjoining Macquarie Shopping Centre, Macquarie University and train station. The development will also include 15 retail tenancies across 2,000 sqm at Ground level and a direct link to the Macquarie Shopping Centre. It also includes resort style amenities such as Gymnasium, Pool Deck and Communal courtyard and Sky gardens. The upper level apartments enjoy stunning views to the glittering Sydney and Chatswood CBD skylines and the expansive green of nearby national parkland. Wood & Grieve Engineers, now part of Stantec is involved …

Date: June 7, 2019
Disciplines: Hydraulics
Markets: Residential

650 Albany Highway, Victoria Park – VIC Quarter Apartments

Located in the heart of the vibrant Victoria Park commercial strip, this multi-storey development includes nine commercial tenants on the ground floor with six storeys of high-end apartments sitting above. The development is comprised of 100+ residential apartments, underground parking and luxurious common areas including a 13m pool, landscaped cabana areas and a showcase barbeque balcony on the fifth floor. 650 Albany Highway also achieves a 4-star Green Star rating via the use of solar panels, amongst other energy saving initiatives, including the use of prefabricated basement retaining wall formwork (AFS Rediwall), which significantly improves construction time, arrives at site …

Date: June 7, 2019
Disciplines: Acoustics, Civil, Electrical, Mechanical, Structural
Markets: Residential

Broken Hill Hospital and Dental Facility Reconfiguration

The new Broken Hill Community Health Centre provides a five-chair dental health facility, child, family and community health services and new Local Health District administrative centre to outback New South Wales. WGE’s Electrical, Mechanical and Acoustic engineers delivered services from concept and design through to construction. The integrated community health centre was constructed from 42 individual modular components, constructed at Hutchies’ Toowoomba Modular Yard and transported by road some 1386 km. Modular construction was considered the optimal construction method in the remote area, adopted to reduce the time builders spent flying in and out to Broken Hill. Predominantly built in …

Date: June 6, 2019
Disciplines: Acoustics, Electrical, Mechanical
Markets: Health & Aged Care

Cottesloe Pylon Refurbishment

The Cottesloe pylon is a Perth landmark and heritage listed. Wood & Grieve Engineers originally provided technical advisor, structural design and Superintendent roles during refurbishment works in 1996 & 2009 which was limited to the reinstatement of the spike. Public safety became a priority concern in 2017 as a result of significant erosion below the water level, leading to reconstruction works in 2018. WGE was commissioned to design and document two alternative restoration design solutions, to create a performance brief for a D&C contractor and undertake the Superintendent role during the construction works. The heritage-listed pylon needed a structural solution …

Date: June 6, 2019
Disciplines: Structural

Bilya Koort Boodja, Centre for Nyoongar Culture and Environmental Knowledge

Bilya Koort Boodja is the new centre for Nyoongar culture and environmental knowledge in the heart of Northam, sharing and conserving the rich Aboriginal heritage for the surrounding communities and visitors to the area. The dynamic structure sits above the flood plain and includes exhibition and meeting space, welcome landings, immersive learning areas, offices and amenities. Our hydraulic and fire services design for the development helped produce a sleek and seamless integration into the landscape. Overlooking the surging Avon River on a known floodplain, the centre required careful consideration around stormwater design. Solutions focused around discharge locations and heights above …

Date: June 6, 2019
Disciplines: Fire Engineering, Hydraulics
Markets: Sports, Culture & the Arts

480 Hay Street, Perth – FESA Redevelopment (Westin Hotel)

The 480 Hay Street development is a new landmark in the Historic Heart of Perth. Originally conceived to include two towers, the initial construction stage – The Westin Hotel – offers 5 Star luxury throughout its 368 rooms over 26 floors. The structure incorporates the heritage listed Hibernian Hall housing ‘Garum’; a dining experience not to be missed, and offers a new retail and entertainment precinct along Irwin Street. WGE’s sustainability team was instrumental in achieving a Gold LEED rating (the US equivalent of Green Star) for the project; a significant milestone for our engineers as it is only the …

Date: June 6, 2019
Disciplines: Fire Engineering, Sustainability
Markets: Hospitality