Hiron Street, St Lucia

Job No: 6923

BE Collective supported the circa $2mill alterations & additions to this architectural river-front home at St Lucia in Brisbane. The original home was designed by BVN, and detailed to the exacting standards of then Director Shane Thompson. The integration of services and finishes of the original build have facilitated an effortlessly pleasurable living experience. The current owners have invited Shane back (now as Shane Thompson Architects) to reconfigure and extend the home to facilitate expanded entertainment & guest suites.

Our multi-discipline commission included Structural, Civil, Hydraulic, Mechanical, Electrical, Energy Efficiency & ESD.

The energy demands of the property are substantial. Our brief included maximising alternative energy generation, which in this instance necessitated covering all available roof space with high-efficiency micro-inverter photovoltaics and the installation of a large battery array. In this instance 2 x Tesla Powerwall battery-units were adopted.

The structural aspects of the project included extension of the existing basement to side boundaries, and facilitating extension of the multi-storey reinforced concrete structure with portal-framing employed to facilitate full-width stacker doors.

All disciplines were documented & coordinated in Revit, including the plumbing & drainage and gas as required for multiple kitchens and basement fixtures. Civil earthworks were modeled in Civil3D. The existing stormwater system was modified to facilitate pumping of flood waters for those times where Council modeled 1% AEP levels are exceed in the future.

East St, Toowoomba

Project No: 6880

BEC was commissioned to provide multi-discipline engineering consultancy services in support of renovations and an extension to a gorgeous 3-storey pre-war heritage listed dwelling in Toowoomba. The works included internal alterations, addition of Northern and southern veranda roof, reoccupation of veranda as bathrooms, and further external works.

We provided a dilapidation audit of the existing structure and prepared a structural condition report outlining key recommendations with respect to H&S and budget allowances. We prepared structural design of new works including footings, floor, wall and roof framing, bracing, tiedown and retaining walls. The BEC team also handled inspections and documentation for design and construction, coordination of energy efficiency report, and a soil testing report.

We provided extensive ESD services for the project too, which covered model creation and initial simulation; consultation with client, model glazing and insulation improvements, energy efficiency reporting, and glazing and insulation specifications. (more…)

Mount Isa Skatepark

Project No 6861

Mount Isa City Council identified a need to refurbish the existing Isa Street skate park precinct in order to provide a unique, iconic, multi-purpose and multi-generational facility. The facility is intended to be a key recreational and social hub for the youth
and broader community of North West QLD.

The skate park renewal and upgrade project achieved funding through the 2016-17 Queensland Government’s Works for Queensland program, in which over $600,000 was allocated for the revitalisation. BEC was engaged to deliver the project as follows:

• Detailed Design – in accordance with nominated standards & codes of practice, providing design certification commensurate with required building approvals. Documentation was provided to Council for endorsement in alignment with a strict compressed programme.

• Construction – delivered to best practice, including for all elements as specified by Council, undertaking all testing to ensure that materials & equipment are of satisfactory standard and provision of certification by an RPEQ. Provision of adequate Project Management to achieve targets relative to programme and reporting requirements.

• Defects Liability Period – to extend to 12 months beyond Practical Completion


Myer Centre Redevelopment – Brisbane

BE Collective staff provided Project Management and Contract Administration services for the redevelopment of Myer Centre Brisbane.

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.

Princess St Renovations

3Project No. 6546

BE Collective are no strangers to architectural alterations and additions to detached dwellings, however some special engineering acrobatics were required to deliver an ambitious renovation at Princess St Petrie Tce.

Guymer Bailey architects expertly guided the clients in support of raising and reconfiguring the existing 1800’s Queenslander. Beautiful sandstone retaining walls were preserved, and exiting timber framing reused where able.

Stage 2 of the project as documented for the tight inner city allotment necessitated incorporation of a new subterranean space via excavation under the newly raised structure (and around newly constructed foundations) to create double garage, storage, water tanks and new stair circulation to upper floors.  (more…)