With the creation of this new park-side community on this inner-city former industrial site, a whole new way of urban living is being realized. The development which is surrounded by the 44-hectare Sydney Park in Alexandria will provide the opportunity for residents to live at one with nature whilst enjoying the amenities and convenience of Sydney’s inner-city lifestyle.
The development will consist of 400 apartments across eight six-storey buildings enveloped on three sides by Sydney Park. With a new public plaza connected to the park, the development will embody its natural surrounds of natural light, fresh air and a rich ecology through clever design and open spaces.
A key driver for the rezoning of the site is the need to mitigate the noise associated with the Euston Road traffic to a level that is adequate for residential living. The design team will balance the conflicting requirements of acoustic attenuation and natural ventilation by strategically placing openings in the façade to allow airflow into the apartments to maintain a high quality indoor environment whilst restricting noise into the apartments. This will be achieved by using CFD modelling.
The proposed $750m development aims to contribute to the revitalisation of Albion, and will position the site as a community hub that provides new residential accommodation, office space, dining and shopping facilities, including $28.7m of upgraded transport facilities and public access to the Albion train station. These improvements would complement planning currently underway by Queensland Rail for an upcoming accessibility upgrade of Albion train station which could include new platform access with lifts, raised platform sections for improved access and other accessibility features such as hearing aid loop, signage and tactile flooring surfaces.
Design options are currently being worked through to be submitted to Brisbane City Council as part of standard development application processes. Designs put forward by the team will endeavour to respect Albion’s surrounds and support State Government planning objectives for transit-oriented developments including:
- Improved accessibility to the train station
- A mix of residential, retail, commercial and community uses
- High quality public spaces and streets, which are pedestrian and cyclist friendly
To date the ADP team have been working on Stage 1 of the project.
Located on the water in the eastern corner of Circular Quay, this luxury development encapsulates spectacular views of the Harbour Bridge, the city skyline, the Rocks and the Museum of Contemporary Art.
The development consists of a 19-storey tower containing 104 high end residential apartments, six levels of basement car parking plus communal facilities, retail space and public domain improvements.
Given the sensitive nature of the location, engineering infrastructure was challenging with significant excavation required around a heritage Sydney Water asset. The site also required decommission of an existing chamber substation and the design of a new triplex substation to serve both the site and surrounding properties.
Co-ordination on the project was critical to deal with tight floor-to-floor heights, transitioning core risers, and restricted building height limiting plant space on the roof. Ventilation strategies were also limited in options due to the proximity of the train line and Cahill Expressway.
Mixed Use development; 7 levels of commercial retail and 2 towers comprising 38 and 42 levels.
The Empire Apartments development sits on a landmark site at the corner of A’Beckett and Elizabeth Streets.
The 62 level tower comprises 484 apartments as well as three office/apartment ”pods”. There are two levels of retail and hospitality and residential communal facilities include a swimming pool, saunas, gym and bookable entertaining spaces and a lounge.
Parking for 87 cars, eight motorbikes and 158 bicycles is located across 10 podium levels and one basement level, utilising two car lifts.
A 6 Star energy rating was achieved
The redevelopment of the Castle Towers Shopping Centre in Castle Hill, will deliver a world-class retail offering and town centre, transforming it into one of Australia’s most prominent urban shopping centres.
The masterplan for development will include three residential towers, two hotels and an office building atop the retail podium, as well as an entertainment and leisure precinct. The project is targeting 5 Star NABERS Energy and 4.5 Star NABERS Water.
With the Buchan Group leading the design, international architects; UNStudio – Netherlands and Universal Design Studio – London, provided the concept design for the project.
The project is being delivered through multiple stages of works with 10+ different design packages and construction tenders being let throughout the development.
With a vision to create a world-class mixed-use 5 star precinct in the heart of one of Brisbane’s most vibrant inner city locations, the FV complex is a prominent feature of the rejuvenated Fortitude Valley area in Brisbane. The FV comprises of three towers built above an integrated podium level, with the redevelopment located on an entire block at the western end of Brunswick Street.
While the size of this project has attracted much attention, Tower 1’s expected resemblance to the famous Flatiron Building in New York has also generated excitement. Both The Flatiron and Valley House towers will be 30 stories tall and consist of 650 permanent residential apartments in total, ranging in size from 1 bedroom to 3 bedroom apartments. A communal area on level 6 is also intended to provide residents with a sense of community within FV, as access to gardens, outdoor entertainment areas, a pool, spa and fitness facilities will be offered.
ADP Consulting worked closely with The FV’s developer, GurnerTM, to provide building services design throughout all stages of this project. We had significant involvement in The FV’s development and provided support to ensure that continuity is maintained throughout construction.