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.

 

 

Barwon Street, Industrial Units

Client / GJJ Nominees
Location / Morningside, Queensland
Value / $4.5 million
Services / Integrated Architecture, Structural and Civil Engineering

 

McVeigh Consultants provided an integrated, one-stop-shop design service for our client which resulted in high quality, aesthetically pleasing industrial spaces with a cost-effective warehouse structural design solution. This development includes 23 industrial storage units, ranging from 45m2 to 194m2 on a 4,000m2 industrial estate.

The site presented challenges in the ground work with rocky ground conditions, leading to a potential cost and risk to the client. Through coordination and a structured contract and conditions with the contractor, McVeigh were able to mitigate the risk for the client and ensure that the most appropriate solutions were chosen by the contractor when excavating the site.

Fire rating issues in the rear facing industrial units along the adjacent boundary of the site were resolved through careful coordination and research into alternative solutions with the fire engineer. Management and consistent communication with the subconsultants throughout the project delivered an industrial estate that was completed on budget for the client.

Prescare Aged Care Facility

Client / Woollam Constructions
Location / Douglas, Queensland
Value / $28.5 million
Services / Structural Engineering Services

 

Positioned on Angus Smith Drive in Townsville, PresCare Aged Care Facility is a four-storey development to be constructed by Woollam Constructions. Architecturally designed by Thomson Adsett, this impressive development will comprise of 140 residential rooms, gymnasium, physio, and other aged care amenities. It will boast communal spaces and balconies on each residential level, a roof top garden terrace, a café and hairdresser.

The clients goal is to provide aged care accommodation and a high level dementia and respite care facility, with aesthetic and lifestyle appeal, whilst achieving an efficient design. McVeigh achieved this by clearly and accurately communicating the price impact of all decisions that are made throughout the entire design process.

McVeigh’s design team achieved significant cost savings by re-configuring the column arrangement to minimise transfers and reduced the thickness of typical floor slabs, whilst maintaining the spacial requirements of the bedrooms and ensuites. We also reduced bathroom setdowns from 60mm to 30mm, and converted the roof design from concrete to a steel frame after an alternative and more cost effective location was determined for the plant equipment.

McVeigh was innovative in producing 3D virtual reality imagery for the steel frame roof for advanced clash detection, reducing RFI’s in the shop drawing process.

Brisbane 1

Client / R&F Properties
Location / South Brisbane, Queensland
Value / $150 million
Services / Structural and Civil Engineering Services

 

Brisbane 1 is an architecturally designed triple tower mixed-use development located just 1km from Brisbane CBD. The three-tower complex consists of one 12, 28 and 30-storey residential towers. The impressive complex includes 608 apartments and 11 retail stores, five levels of common amenities and three levels of basement carparking. All three towers have rooftop recreation spaces, with Towers One and Three boasting open air terraces.

We worked closely with the client to realise their key outcome of developing an iconic glass building in Brisbane’s CBD that provided large luxury apartments. Through close collaboration with the client and the architect on the project, we achieved an efficient structural design that integrated seemlessly with the architects design. We accomplished the clients vision and established certainty of the apartment layout prior to their marketing submissions.

By completing extensive wind tunnel testing, we were able to reduce the quantity of the core walls which translated into a substantial cost saving of $285,000 for the client. 3D modelling of the post tensioned systems allowed for a better understanding of potential clashes in the design of the concrete transfer slabs which created a more buildable design.

Hamilton Mixed Use Development

Client / Bloomer Constructions
Location / Hamilton, Queensland
Value / $29 million
Services / Structural and Civil Engineering Services

The Hamilton Mixed Use development is an eight storey mixed-use tower with 200 hotel rooms over six storey’s, two storey’s of commercial space including a McDonalds Restaurant and one level of underground parking.

The McVeigh team worked closely with the architect to rectify and resolve the critical design issues at the front end of the project to eliminate risks and develop the cost plan accurately. Many engineering options were investigated, including precast concrete, composite construction and permanent form work to ensure the most appropriate and economical solutions were reached and implemented.

We worked collaboratively with Bloomer Constructions to ensure that an appropriate level of environmental testing was performed on the site to assess the level of contamination. This testing determined that
contamination in the ground from the sites industrial history fortunately had not contaminated the ground water resulting in a considerable cost saving for the client with the selection of a drained basement design.

McVeigh’s innovative approach allowed us to eliminate a transfer structure at ground floor and reduce the basement excavation by hanging the level two slabfrom the level three transfer structure.

 

85 O’Connell Street Apartments

Client / Oracle Estates
Location / Kangaroo Point
Value / $4 million
Services / Integrated Architectural, Civil Engineering and Structural Engineering Services
Sector / Residential

 

McVeigh Consultants was commissioned by Oracle Estates to review an existing DA for 19 units, with a view to improve the quality of the floor plans and external appearance of the building.

 

Our design philosophy was based around the premise of simple lines, and efficient use of every square metre of GFA. With the rising cost of housing and the increasing difficulty for first home owners to enter the market, maximum efficiency and usability of all floor space was an important factor both to our clients and prospective purchasers.

 

This residential apartment project includes 19 units, incorporating open plan living spaces, and economically designed kitchen andbathroom spaces. The living spaces flow out into balconies, which increases the perception of living space.

 

The building site is located on a major thoroughfare through Kangaroo Point, and the project site is surrounded by 10-15 storey buildings. The designs inspiration evolves from this high density setting, i.e. the smaller white cube representing our boutique design enmeshed within the grey of the surrounding urban mass. This is represented with the  white / charcoal palette of colours.

 

A small project budget of $4 million, this design makes a small but lasting contribution to the Kangaroo Point streetscape.