The complete refurbishment of Brisbane’s iconic Myer Centre shopping precinct was undertaken in various stages over a period of six years. This involved the renewal of existing retail tenancies to accommodate the construction of a Coles Express, construction of a new eight-cinema complex including associated public areas, food and entertainment tenancies, new ﬂoor finishes throughout all public areas, the creation of additional car parking in the old Sizzler tenancy and additional retail space replacing the Sizzler entry stairwell.
The Bank St development is located in the heart of West End, Brisbane. Comprised of 23 apartments over 6-storeys – including a rooftop pool and deck, the project is designed to offer comfort, luxury and convenience. The development includes a two-level basement with carefully planned entrance to achieve circulation requirements and minimise the likelihood of flooding.
BE Collective’s commissioned scope includes the structural and civil hydraulic aspects of the development, including sewer upgrade, all the way through the design & documentation and construction phases.
Site constraints, maximisation of GFA, and achieving required circulation necessitated quite complicated cantilevered transfer slabs on the ground and first floors. The suspended basement slabs and substructure were also an area of significant challenge and success, with plain reinforced concrete slabs spanning over 8 metres to achieve isle width and ease of traffic movement.
Following on a successful design & documentation stage and development and DA approval, the project programme sees construction starting in early 2017. (more…)
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…)
BE Collective director John Tuxworth lead the structural design team for four new teaching and residential buildings as well as a bridge. Situated in a stunning waterfront location the Dockland campus was opened in 2000.
Designed by Foster + Partners for UEL’s Dockland campus, the steel framed educational structures support precast hollowcore floors and roof, which also incorporates building services.
The characteristic brightly coloured circular residences provide accommodation for over 1200 students. (more…)
Project no. 6739
The Maud St site contains a stunning two-level heritage-listed warehouse building of approximately 1400 m2 and two smaller attached warehouse buildings at the rear of the site.
Owen Architecture (who we’re honoured to be working with) has proposed a mixed-use re-development that includes a flower market, commercial kitchen, roasting and bakery operations on ground level and function / conference room plus commercial offices on Level 1. The development is sensitive to the heritage nature of the warehouse and it is assumed that the existing building fabric is to be preserved to the maximum extent possible, including interior exposed brickwork.
With consideration to our extensive experience in mixed-use and heritage refurbishments, (Newstead Brewery at Milton, Wickham Hotel Refurbishment, Gambaro’s Restaurant and Hotel, Africa Hall for the United Nations) the BE Collective team have been commissioned to provide structural, civil, ESD and hydraulic consultancy services covering the design and construction phases.
We’re excited to be intimately involved in a project that has such aesthetic and cultural appeal.
More pictures to come stay tuned. (more…)