Works Depot Upgrade, McKinlay Shire Council

Project No:6884

BEC was engaged by McKinlay Shire Council in support of a functional review and conceptual planning and documentation for an upgrade to the existing Works Depot.  Council required preliminary Depot Yard master-plan, admin building floor-plan, stores shed floor-plan and costing for funding application purposes.

Our multidisciplinary offering for this project covered a wide range of services. We flew up for a measured site inspection and workshop with key decision makers to ensure our delivery was exactly what council was after. We covered indicative spatial requirements, specific layout preferences, parking demand and traffic flow, and landscaping presences. We also undertook a structural design review of the existing portal frame superstructure with reference to current Australian Standards; preparation of spatial layouts for yard, stores and admin (offering three different options); and preliminary costing.

Griffith University Library

Project no. 6172

Griffith University’s new learning commons is designed to create a range of internal and external learning environments which promote student and staff interactions. The existing building is triangulated and transformed with a ‘permeable’ 160m long extension that creates a strong identity and hub presence within the heart of the campus, promoting a sense of ‘arrival’. The building form and simple yet striking facade is to encourage connectivity with University Drive.

The BE Collective team provided conceptual design services including structural advice and 3D Modelling. A key complexity of the design was the interaction between the new structure and the existing buildings that surround it. As opposed to demolition, where possible BE Collective    nominated structural solutions that incorporated existing elements into a new structural scheme. (more…)