Village at Coorparoo – Buildings 5A & 5B

Completion year 2017

Key People

Michael Bourke

Electrical Project Engineer, Associate

Nigel Cooper

Mechanical Section Manager, Associate

Gus Merten

Mechanical, Sustainability Engineering and Property Asset Management Project Engineer

Michael Lanchester

Acoustics Section Manager

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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 BIM Manager was assigned to keep track of clashes and issues within the building services that WGE had supplied.
  • With the use of Revit, WGE were able to coordinate all services and structure elements to eliminate any major clashes to allow an installation of services without delays and any redesign during construction.

WGE liaised closely with the project architect to undertake a feature lighting design to the communal facilities. This included:

  • The Integration of feature pendants to general areas
  • Cove lighting to thoroughfares and pools
  • Track lighting to recreational spaces
  • Low-level wall recessed lighting to internal stairwells


Winner – GHD Woodhead Award for Best Retirement Living Development – 2017 Property Council of Australia Innovation and Excellence Awards