Blenners Transport Development

Client / FDC Construction and Fitout
Location / Darra, Queensland
Value / $20 million
Services / Integrated Architecture, Structural and Civil Engineering

 

The Blenners Transport Development encompasses 7,430m2 warehouse, amenities, receiving office, freezer/ chiller warehouse, ante room and forklift charge. The development also included a two level office, workshop, chilling equipment, truck wash and 115m2 of drivers amenities and relaxation area.

The contractor made clear the requirement to deliver a highly specified, high quality facility that would resolve the needs of the tenant through an efficient facility. Through the use of 3D modelling software and our integrated delivery model, McVeigh were able to take the client through the design elements in detail and provide them with certainty for their project.

McVeigh’s extensive experience in these kinds of projects continues deliver innovative ideas and results. By thoroughly investigating and understanding the end users operational requirements of the facility, McVeigh worked closely with the refrigeration consultant and contractor to resolve issues surrounding the slab and ground work requirements. The use of passive, underslab ventilation systems for the chiller/ freezer areas stopped the earth from freezing and expanding, which can cause cracks and defects in the finished product.

 

Through the use of McVeigh’s efficient steel design and documentation, the Client was able to speed up the steel work procurement to meet tight project deadlines. McVeigh utilised light-weight steel trusses to maximise spans over the chiller rooms which allowed for a flexible racking arrangement enabling an increased pallet storage floor area for the client.

Nolan Meats – Boning Room Extension

 

 

 

 

 

 

Client / Nolan Meats
Location / Gympie, Queensland
Value / $1.65 million
Services / Architecture and Structural Engineering

 

The Nolan Meats boning room extension included the design and construction of an additional 2,000m2 of floor area to an existing 30 year old processing facility. Maintaining operation of the facility throughout the build was of utmost importance and had a contributing factor in the design choices and construction sequence chosen for the project.

As an extension to an existing facility, the project provided significant challenges due to the age of the building and functional layout adjustments to the existing building. McVeigh used 3D laser scanning to accurately detail and tie into the existing facility. The use of 30m clear span trusses in the boning room allowed for optimization of the space and created flexibility in the equipment layout.

Reducing onsite hot works was of a significant benefit to the client due to the nature of the site which presented a high fire risk. Through careful coordination and communication with the steel fabricator and through the McVeigh design, we were able to mitigate these high level risks and deliver a project on schedule with significant savings for our client.

Schweppes Asahi DC, Heathwood

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Client / FDC Constructions
Location / Heathwood, Queensland
Value / $21.5 million
Services / Integrated Architecture, Structural and Civil Engineering

 

The Schweppes Asahi Distribution Centre located in Heathwood involves a 17,639m2 warehouse and 1,134m2 of operations and office space with the potential for a future 4,418m2 growth area. Reaching up to 33m in height, this development is an excellent example of high bay warehousing, showcasing state-of-the art Automated Storage Retrieval Machines (ASRMs).

The warehouse was designed to be an ambient facility that provides storage, picking and cross docking operations for Schweppes. McVeigh were also conscious of the clients requirements of having the option for future growth and expansion with the facility and designed a solution to accommodate this.

Springfield Rise Secondary School Campus – Masterplan

Architectural, Education

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Client / Lendlease Communities
Location / Springfield, Queensland
Value / $25m (approx.)
Services / Architectural Master Planning and Concept Design Services

 

The Springfield Rise Catholic Secondary School Master Planning explores the opportunity to create a vertical concept secondary school for 1,000 students.

The client clearly expressed their desire to maximise the use of a difficult topography to create a contemporary education facility that activates the street edge of a prominent corner within the community.

Using extensive 3D site modelling technology McVeigh were able to derive an efficient design solution that maintained accessible walkways across all levels of the campus.
McVeigh designed a solution that provides separation between traffic and parking zones and student areas as well as providing community access and public space through the central pedestrian axis.

Maroochydore State High School (In Progress)

 

 

 

 

Client / Department of Education and Training
Location / Maroochydore, Queensland
Value / $4m
Services / Integrated Architecture, Structural and Civil Engineering

This expansion provides an additional four new flexible senior learning areas and associated staff resource facilities over two storeys, increasing the school’s built capacity from 1,442 students to 1,745.

The client brief called for a flexible design solution that allows for future expansion for a further four learning areas with the lowest initial capital cost. Our design solution creates a distinctive, contemporary addition to the fifty year old school campus to reflect and enhance reflecting the innovative changes in learning. Extensive covered landscape areas with multiple seating configuration suits clusters of students. The design actively reinforces the collaborative social interaction central to effective senior learning environments.

The development also includes construction of three basketball courts as well as covered linked access to the circulation spine of the school.

McVeigh worked closed with our subconsultants to deliver the design and documentation ahead of schedule and were recognised by out Client for the smooth delivery of the project.

 

Wellington Point – Health Care Precinct

Client / TPM Builders
Location / Wellington Point, Queensland
Value / $6 million
Services / Structural and Civil Engineering

 

Situated in the growing Redlands area, the Wellington Point Health Precinct provides essential health care services to the bayside community.

Over a 1,900m2 site, the complex has two levels of basement car parking, a gym, large foyer, physiotherapy/podiatry studio and a doctors surgery. Level 2 has dental, orthopaedic and office tenancies. A rehabilitation gym features a 2-storey central void with large glazing lines to create an open feeling for the whole building.

Owing to the magnitude and variety of services that the development offers, flexible floor plans were a staple component to the successful delivery of this health care precinct. Through simplified detailing and by understanding the builders desired construction sequence, the development was constructed allowing the tennant occupancy of their the space in a guaranteed timeframe.

Total Tools – North Lakes

Client / Tomkins Commercial and Mica Properties
Location / North Lakes, Queensland
Value / $3 million
Services / Structural Engineering

Total Tools North Lakes is a large bulky goods retail centre comprising of four tenancies on a 6,761m2 block. The Total Tools tenancy spans 1,400m2 with adjoining tenancies at 1,553m2.

As owners of the estate, Mica Properties required a high quality and flexible development that would attract tenants for long term leases. Through the use of a clear floor span over three tenancies, flexible wall arrangements were designed to deliver a structure that is able to be adjusted for specific tenant requirements.

Large window openings to utilise maximum natural light presented a challenge in the design of the structural steel and tilt panels. This was overcome by working closely with the architect to achieve the desired outcome, while keeping the clients budget on track at all times.

Through the thorough documentation of the footings adjacent to an existing boulder retaining wall, we were able to identify and solve risks in the early design development phase which saved our client construction costs and enabled the contractor to remain on program.

By working closely with the mechanical consultant we were able to optimise our roof steel design to accommodate the air conditioning system and provide a structure that delivers the client key success factor of a flexible development.

McVeigh have significant experience in dealing with international steel fabricators. By drawing on upon this experience and working in tandem with the steel fabricator, we were able to deliver a significant cost saving and high quality assured product for Mica Properties.

Export Street, Lytton

Client / De Luca Corporation
Location / Lytton, Queensland
Value / $10 million
Services / Structural and Civil Engineering

 

This development included a 16,200m2 warehouse, light duty carparking, heavy duty hardstand and two 500m2 offices. The warehouse was developed with the ability to be split into two separate tenancies, each with their own operations office.

 

Through the maintenance of an effective project plan and accurate communication between all subconsultants and contractors, the project was completed on time, regardless of the wet weather delays at the commencement of the project construction.

 

The chosen site was prone to settlement and provided challenges in creating a design that would work with the site and the clients’ budget. Through the use of specific settlement analysis software, McVeigh were able to confirm that the settlements created by long term loads were within acceptable tolerances for a logistics warehouse. This also enabled us to provide a design of shallow foundations and a slab on ground solution, rather than a typical suspended slab, that delivered a cost effective and faster construction timeline for the builder.

 

 

 

Toll Warehouse Distribution & Office Facilities (In Progress)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Client / LOGOS Property
Location / Arundel, Queensland
Value / $20 million
Services / Integrated Architecture, Structural and Civil Engineering

This development provides for a new freight terminal and Warehouse facility for Toll Group on the Gold Coast and consolidates three business units into the one facility. The business units are distinct in their freight profiles and needed to be understood and considered as part of the overall development and design footprint.

The new facility provides interstate and intra–state freight distribution services that include the handling of both palletised and parcel freight. The facility also includes a 2 level Office that is connected to the warehouse.

The facility is currently under construction after extensive earthworks were completed on the entire lot. McVeigh’s bulk earthworks model enables the specific requirements of B-Double Truck access to, and movements around the site for our client.

 

 

Fishermans Island – Hardstand

Client / McNab Developments Qld Pty Ltd
Location / Port of Brisbane, Queensland
Value / $2.8m
Services / Civil Engineering

This 96,000kg container rated hardstand spans 1ha on a continuous 320mm deep combi-concrete slab. It was critical to the success of the project to have a completely stable and flat site for the stacking of 30tonne storage containers on the hardstand.

The storage of such large and heavy containers traditionally have negative impacts on jointed slabs. Therefore McVeigh designed a combination fibre and steel slab and were able to remove the need for joints. This resulted in a faster installation, decreased the need for future maintenance and reduced the risk of the containers affecting the hardstand with no jointing protection required.

The site is graded in a single direction for stormwater with an existing bio retention system. This was at the forefront of our minds when site excavation was undertaken as we worked with the contractor to minimise the cut to fill ratio of earthworks on the site.