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Bubbling Springs, Hiddenvale

Project No: 6973

The Bubbling Springs Landscape Masterplan is a proposed eco-tourism site covering 11,000 Acres and accommodating approximately 290 people. The development will provide facilities to the Hidden Vale Adventure Park which is primarily mountain biking and trail running. The development is to be based on sustainable principles to minimise impact on the natural landscape while aiming to maximise the natural, educational and cultural values of the existing environment.

Following an information request from Council, Spicers Retreats reached out to us. BEC’s provision included Design and Documentation for an emergency Generator and associated fuel storage; Handling of Flammable and Combustible Liquids; maintaining the functional use of the proposed Wastewater Treatment Systems; Cold Storage for the Café/ Restaurant; and the location of generators and pumps for water reticulation for water supplies. We designed all documentation to include appropriate offsets and clearances for remnant bushland/vegetation.

Images: Tim Bardsley-Smith (more…)

Park Avenue Hotel Redevelopment

BE Collective staff provided Project Management and Contract Administration services for the redevelopment of the Park Avenue Hotel Rockhampton.

This project comprised the external refurbishment, interior design and fit-out of the entire hotel including the Public Bar, Family Dining, Kids Room, Fine Dining, Wine Bar, Function Room, Boardroom, Gaming Room, bars, toilets, kitchen and Bottle Shop. Works were undertaken in 4-stages and the Hotel continued to operate at full capacity throughout construction.

Clever use of the existing structure and retention of bathroom locations minimised the requirement of structural & services changes. Well planned staging of the works enabled minimal disruption to trade. The high-end finishes, reclaimed hardwood timbers, joinery, furniture and fixtures were all sourced out of town, but otherwise the brief was to engage local content as a rule.

Burwood Nursing Home

Project No. 6777

Burwood Nursing Home

BE Collective was proud to work alongside Jackson Teece on a 3 storey plus basement building, which will facilitate a high-end aged care facility for inner Sydney.

Our commission included preliminary structural, building services, a Stormwater Drainage Concept Plan (SWDCP), and mechanical consultancy on Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC).

Our team had to work within rigid height restrictions and coding, specifically in regards to air conditioners placed on top of the structure. We proposed a cutting edge gas powered air-condition system, which would save the client energy costs over time, improve the sustainability of the building, and could be moved off the top of the building to ensure compliance. These kinds of systems are only just being introduced to Australia, and we’re aware of only one supplier in country, Yanmar. (more…)

Harrup Park Country Club

Project No. 6485

BE Collective were proud to be a part of the Harrup Park Country Club project team, which recently received two awards at the Keno & Clubs Queensland Awards for Excellence 2017.

Harrup Park Country Club was the 2017 Winner in the Best Central Queensland Club category, and a close second in the Club of the Year Category.

The BE Collective team provided significant civil and stormwater consultancy services, along with some structural design works.

Our commission focussed mainly on carpark drainage issues, where tight restrictions necessitated a very shallow carpark and a stormwater diversion.  Our design allowed for the carpark to act as a detention basin, and included planning and design for possible future extensions.

Aside from regular sporting events and screenings, Harrup Park offers wedding and event hosting.    (more…)

Villa Maria Centre

chc_hero_residence_images_0_0_villamariaipswichProject No. 6510

The Villa Maria Centre in Ipswich is a three-storey aged care facility dedicated to the care of older women. The original structure is over 150 years old and houses 40 residents, each in separate rooms over its 500m2 floor area. The building was originally constructed as a luxury residence in the 1860’s and now features a small chapel, a library, and landscaped garden areas.

BE Collective was commissioned to ensure fire compliance, reviewing the quality and capacity of the site’s fire plan and provisions, including hydrants, fire compartments and pipes.

With reference to pressure and flow tests, and the fire compartmentalisation plan, three new external attack hydrants and a fire booster were required and larger pipes installed to facilitate adequate flow.

The fire service achieved QFES endorsement, and BE Collective has continued to provide QUU Endorsed Consultant services for the construction. (more…)