Established in 1827, the Australian Museum (AM) is the country’s first public museum, with more than 100 scientists, but with only a fraction of the floor space of similar institutions around Australia and in the region.

The AM’s Master Plan is a game-changer for New South Wales and Sydney.  Bringing new experiences, digital engagement, and community participation to Sydney at an unparalleled level, the AM will redefine the role of a museum and deliver significant benefits to the State and people of NSW.

The Australian Museum (AM) will become a global landmark sought out by an increasing number of tourists and regularly visited by locals who want to discover the latest adventures and cultural experiences this extraordinary museum has to offer.

The AM’s world-class extensive collections and highly regarded on-site scientific research are undervalued due to the outdated and inaccessible infrastructure, lack of a suitable touring exhibition hall, lack of education STEM learning spaces and poor visitor circulation.

ADP had a critical role advising the Australian Museum of key opportunities for the reconfiguration of existing facilities and the construction of new facilities to meet the Vision of the museum.  As part of our remit we developed the competition brief from a services perspective as well as assessing the competition submissions.

On government approval, the masterplan is slated to start in 2020 and open in 2024.

An exemplar mixed-use community, retail and residential destination, this landmark development will integrate sustainability, health and modern design with the market’s legacy and Melbourne’s famous laneway culture.

The project comprises significant new community facilities, interconnecting laneways and a hotel and residential development adjacent to the $250 million redevelopment of the iconic market.

The site was purchased by the City of Melbourne to protect the market from inappropriate development and prevent a supermarket or large chain stores being built in direct competition to fresh food offerings of the Queen Victoria Market.

ADP are currently providing the engineering design for Stage 2 for PDG which will include 490 Build-to-rent residential apartments, a 110 room hotel and 7 retail / F&B premises on the ground level.

The Department of Optometry and Visual Science (DOVS) Relocation project involves the relocation of several Faculty of MDHS’s departments including the Department of Optometry and Visual Science, Eye Clinic and the re-allocation of space for physiotherapy and nursing into 200 Berkeley Street and Level one of 202 Berkeley Street.

Refurbishment works within 200 Berkeley St involves a whole of building upgrade include the replacement of all existing infrastructure to comply with current building code requirements and UoM standards. 202 Berkeley St involves whole of floor infrastructure upgrades to the north wing of the Triradiate Building to accommodate General Practice.

Due to portfolio wide capital program pressures DOVS Relocation is delivered under an accelerated programme and an Early Contract Involvement (ECI) framework. Intensive workshops with the design team and stakeholders occurred weekly to accelerate the design process. These sessions included blocking/stacking, stakeholder workshops, design documentation, tendering of separable portions and into delivery.

The Early Contract Involvement (ECI) framework is quite unique for refurbished buildings in the tertiary education sector and has provided the University with an agile procurement process primarily focused on delivering an accelerated design/construction programme to University stakeholders that is tailored to typology of the asset, space repurposing challenges, the programme, procurement and impact to the University community caused by constructing in a live environment.

The DOVS Relocation project forms part of the John Medley Bundle package of works.

The University of Melbourne’s Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences (FVAS) plan to relocate the School of Agriculture and Food (Food Science) to Levels 1, 2 and 3 Building 194.

The expansion into both buildings will address the growing enrolment numbers and provide a consolidated base for Food Science Teaching and Research. The project comprises PC1 and PC2 physical containment, fume cupboard extraction and laboratory gas provision.

Repurposing an ageing asset to accommodate complex space functions has presented some challenges including extensive infrastructure upgrades to current code requirement.

The University of Melbourne is delivering the project through an innovative procurement method whereby an Early Contract Involvement (ECI) Consultant forms part of the project team and the delivery procurement process is priced and built under an agreed framework. This process is quite unique for refurbished buildings in the tertiary education sector and provides the University with an agile procurement process primarily focused on providing University stakeholders with an accelerated design/construction programme tailored to typology of the asset, space repurposing challenges, the programme, procurement and impact to the University community caused by constructing in a live environment.

Australian Catholic University (ACU), together with Blacktown Regional Council are delivering a new University Campus that will sit in the heart of the local community of greater western NSW. The project includes the fit-out of 6,000 sqm across 4 floors of a 5- storey existing building in close proximity to Blacktown Train and bus stations.

With a whole of building upgrade, the infrastructure requirements to re-purpose the existing commercial office into learning and teaching spaces is key. The building will require an additional ventilation and cooling plant and vertical transportation refurbishment.

An existing B grade commercial building will be converted to hold a mixture of sim wards, lab spaces, lecture and university student support facilities.

With the ACU’s ambition of opening their new Blacktown Campus as early as possible, the design and construction programme is sequenced such that construction staging, consideration of early identification of long lead time items and the consideration that the final stages of the upgrade will happen under a live teaching environment, requiring the project team to carry out extensive and intensive collaboration sessions.

As the campus is planned to operate from 22 Main Street for at least 5 years it is essential that good quality fixtures and fittings are provided whilst demonstrating good value for money. The spaces are to be secure, welcoming, inclusive, sustainable, and flexible.

As Victoria’s first hotel above a shopping centre, Sage Hotel in Ringwood is paving the way for future shopping centres.  No longer just facilities of necessity, shopping centres are becoming a one stop destination encompassing entertainment, hospitality, leisure and retail.

The brand new 4.5 Star 120-room hotel and conference facility spans five floors above Eastland Shopping Centre and includes a restaurant, bar, conference and co-working facilities comprising of a boardroom, function room and a co-working space with a capacity of 80 people.

Working closely with the project team to ensure the projects tight program was achieved for an opening in October 2017, ADP delivered early resolution of services design which was completed using REVIT MEP to a high level of detail, thus enabling early procurement of structural steel.

To ensure the façade was the hero of the project, we worked in close collaboration with both the Buchan Group and ACME to ensure the services had a highly integrated design approach to the façade.

Finally, ADP in conjunction with local suppliers assisted in the development of custom plant and equipment to ensure the maximum height of the plant was within the 1200mm roof plant height restriction.

Located at the former Celtic Club site, the 48-level mixed use development comprising 227 apartments is a truly unique project.

The ground floor lobby will set the precedent in luxury for the whole building, with its distinct sense of arrival and premium level of security.

A key standout is the inclusion of Melbourne’s first urban forest; a three -storey light filled atrium space that will be wrapped in greenery, bringing residents close to nature without leaving home. Apartment floorplans are predominately larger than most developments and range from one, two and three bedrooms in various configurations. Penthouses will feature floor-to-ceiling windows and open plan design with spiral staircase to private rooftop terraces.

Level 5 will feature a private theatre and screening lounge, library and exclusive entertainer’s club for residents that will combine several formal and informal areas to entertain family and friends for private dinners, cocktails and functions. It will include a professional kitchen and luxurious custom-designed furniture for lounge areas.

The original heritage façade has been retained and the Celtic Club itself will also have a place in the new development, which will include a bar, restaurant and outdoor terraces.

Awards:  2018-19 Asian Pacific Property Awards – Best Residential High-Rise Development for Australia

Located in Brisbane’s city centre, this new mixed-use development will play an integral part in the rejuvenation of this area by integrating a new 30-storey commercial office on an existing heritage façade which sits across the ground floor and levels 1 and 2. This exciting development will consist of commercial office space, retail tenancies, residential floors and a rooftop bar.

When complete, the building is expected to earn premium A- grade commercial development status due to its sustainability characteristics. This will include a minimum of 4.5 Star NABERS base building office rating as well as a self-assessed 4-star Greenstar equivalent rating.

ADP worked extensively with the design team to rework an existing DA scheme to ensure that the boutique floor plates were adequality serviced to PCA grade A, without compromising the serviceable area of the floor plate. The challenging nature of the coordination between architecture and structure has meant a great outcome for the client and has maximized the NLA.

320 George Street will be the first redevelopment of a heritage site along the 320-372 George Street block and is expected to encourage further revitalisation in this quarter of the Brisbane CBD.

East Brunswick Village is a mixed-use, medium-rise multi-residential, commercial and retail development in East Brunswick in Melbourne’s vibrant inner north. The village has been designed around the concept of an Urban Village with its generous open spaces and amenities welcoming use by both residents and the surrounding community.

Sustainability drivers have sat at the core of the development from project initiation. ADP have considered the environmental impact of all aspects of the development, from the materials used and the way construction waste is managed to the design of systems that optimise residents’ energy efficiencies and making alternative transportation integral to the design. Solar panels, the capture of rainwater to use onsite, and nearly one thousand bike racks are just some of the initiatives that have been put in place.

Other features include specialty shopping, a landscaped piazza, pedestrian mall, office spaces, a Coles supermarket, roof top gardens and cubby house, ample parking for vehicles and bicycles.

A real game changer in Australian real estate, Sky Garden will be the first time an air-rights transfer above a shopping mall has allowed a development of such scale. This trio of new towers reflects the change in direction of the property market towards the Asian “apartment above mall” model to deal with increasing housing demands in popular suburbs.

Sitting atop the Glen Shopping Centre, the development is being  marketed at families, offering a 4,000sqm park and open space as well as outdoor dining and entertainment amenities.