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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

679 brand new luxury residential apartments are provided within 4 high rise buildings, adjoining Macquarie Shopping Centre, Macquarie University and train station. The development includes 15 retail tenancies at ground level and a direct link to the Macquarie Shopping Centre. Residents can expect 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. WGE is involved in the design of the drainage, storm water, trade waste, cold water, hot water and gas services …

Date: June 7, 2019
Disciplines: Civil, Electrical, Hydraulics
Markets: Commercial, 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

Westpac North Sydney – Volume Certification – Green Star Interiors v1.1

WGE assisted Westpac in achieving their first 6 star rating for Green Star Interiors accreditation for the fit-out of their North Sydney branch. Westpac is ranked as a global leader in corporate sustainability in many respected international indices. The Westpac North Sydney branch achieved a 60% improvement in energy consumption – 20% more than the targeted reduction in energy consumed by tenancy lighting for the average 5 star projects. WGE’s ESD team helped Westpac to identify the most suitable store to target for the rating, outlined an appropriate strategy which included follow up from construction, document collation and liaison with …

Date: June 6, 2019
Disciplines: Acoustics, Sustainability
Markets: Commercial

The Edge Baldivis – Stage 1

Fourteen km from Rockingham City Shopping Centre, The Edge at Baldivis is a residential subdivision located close to bushland, Safety Bay, Leda Nature Reserve and Rockingham Golf Club. This first stage of the project saw the development of 130 lots out of a total of 400. Together with the geotechnical consultant, investigations were made into the peaty ground conditions. High impact dynamic compaction machinery was used together with surcharging to expedite soil consolidation to achieve the desired site classification. WGE’s civil engineers carried out the design and superintendence of earthworks, services, roadworks and retaining walls for the popular neighbourhood which …

Date: June 6, 2019
Disciplines: Civil, Underground Power Design
Markets: Land Development

Tank Stream, 34 Hunter Street – Restaurant, Bar & Hotel

The Tank Stream Hotel project transformed a Sydney commercial building into a luxury hotel, featuring 282 hotel guest rooms, a restaurant and bar, together with retail outlets on the ground floor. In addition to the change-of-use, the project also involved the addition of four new levels to the existing structure. One of the main challenges for acoustic modelling was the transition between the outdoor and indoor bar space, which incorporated design features to maintain the acoustic amenity of the occupants of the hotel guest rooms above. We also liaised with the architect, thermal engineer, structural engineer and acoustic engineer to …

Date: June 6, 2019
Disciplines: Acoustics
Markets: Hospitality

Rottnest Island Hotel Refurbishment

Constructed in the mid 1800’s, this historic hotel building was the subject of 2 stages of refurbishment and expansion. WGE’s structural, electrical and mechanical engineers provided design and construction phase consultancy for a range of areas including new alfresco to the main bar, bistro and dining area, kiosk bar and commercial kitchen. Services upgrade was also required within the guest and staff accommodations and new ventilation within the Governor’s Residence bathrooms and kitchen. WGE assisted to overcome the challenges of working in a heritage listed building, providing new extensions to complement the existing structure and facility. The island location also …

Date: June 6, 2019
Disciplines: Electrical, Mechanical, Structural
Markets: Hospitality

Blue at Lavender Bay

‘Blue at Lavender Bay’ saw the redevelopment of an existing commercial building into 129 premium 1-, 2- and 3-bedroom apartments over 21 floors, overlooking Sydney Harbour. This involved major works such as the relocation of the lift and stair cores, changes to facades with balcony and wintergarden installations and the addition of two floors plus reinstatement of rooftop plant. WGE provided engineering consultancy to facilitate the transformation of the building and upgrade of services to suit luxury residential occupation including: Design of new electrical systems and technologies suitable for premium market Design of new centralised mechanical systems, carpark exhaust systems …

Date: May 30, 2019
Disciplines: Civil, Electrical, Fire Protection, Hydraulics, Mechanical, Vertical Transportation
Markets: Residential

One Alfred Street, Circular Quay

One Circular Quay is a premium mixed-use development in a prime location at 1 Alfred Street, overlooking iconic Sydney Harbour. A 61 storey residential tower occupies the western end of the site, alongside a 28 storey luxury hotel with public space at ground level.  The towers share a 6 level basement car park. WGE’s engineers collaborated with the ESD team leader to target 5 Star Green Star ratings in Design and As Built categories.

Date: February 1, 2019
Disciplines: Civil, Electrical, Fire Engineering, Mechanical, Sustainability, Vertical Transportation
Markets: Hospitality, Residential

Centenary Theatre, Taronga Zoo, Mosman

Taronga Zoo have commissioned Wood and Grieve Engineers to provide the mechanical, electrical, acoustic and sustainability design for a new theatre specially built for a new visitor’s movie celebrating 100 years of Taronga Zoo.  The 200 seat theatre includes high spec acoustic treatment, integrated lighting and audio visual systems and energy efficient air conditioning systems. Winner – Public Buildings category ($5m-$10m) at the 2017 NSW Master Builders Association Excellence in Construction Awards Winner – National Commercial/Industrial Construction Award ($5m-$10m) at the National Master Builders Association Excellence in Construction Awards

Date: January 31, 2019
Disciplines: Acoustics, Electrical, Fire Engineering, Mechanical, Structural, Sustainability
Markets: Sports, Culture & the Arts

Raine Square Redevelopment

The transformation of Raine Square in Perth’s CBD will result in a seven-days-a-week entertainment, dining and retail precinct, incorporating 40 retail stores, a 12-screen cinema complex and boutique hotel. The development required the demolition and substantial refurbishment of existing structures across the precinct. The extent of the refurbishment runs below the office tower block therefore construction methodology, delivery constraints and noise issues all had to be considered to minimise disruption. The variety of challenges on this project included retaining heritage facades and forming a basement in a constrained city site while creating smart, efficient and cost effective structural solutions to …

Date: December 14, 2018
Disciplines: Structural
Markets: Hospitality, Retail, Sports, Culture & the Arts

Sacred Heart Church, Beagle Bay

The Sacred Heart Church was constructed between 1915 and 1918 by Pallottine Missionaries and local Aboriginals. The building is unique on a world scale and its heritage significance is reflected through listings on the Heritage Council of Western Australia register and the Shire of Broome Municipal Inventory. WGE was commissioned to complete a thorough structural audit of the building and to document recommended conservation works. The church has suffered from rising damp for a long time as a result of its location on a tropical floodplain. The wall construction is unique, consisting of locally-cast clay masonry units with a rubble …

Date: December 14, 2018
Disciplines: Structural
Markets: Sports, Culture & the Arts