Carlton United Brewery

Client / Carlton and United Beverages
Location / Pacific Highway, Yatala
Value / $25 million
Services / Architectural, Structural Engineering, Civil Engineering and Project Management
Sector / Industrial

 

The exciting project comprised a 32,000m2 warehouse and bottling hall buildings and everyone involved was proud to receive the Structural Engineering Steel Design Award at the Australian Steel Awards for Queensland in 2005.

 

The McVeigh team provided significant assistance in the project management as part of the procurement, construction management and financial settlement for this project; and added value to the warehouse and bottling hall buildings by understanding the brief thoroughly and ensuring that our design resulted in a simple, low cost but flexible storage space that was easy to build, with only 6 internal column supports.

 

Innovative solutions regarding the steel work resulted in financial savings, particularly with the complex warehouse staging requirements, which would allow the contractor to construct the bottling hall extension without any disruption to the ongoing bottling operations immediately adjacent.

Brisbane Containter Terminals – Operations Facility

Client / Baulderstone
Location / Port of Brisbane
Construction Value / $80 million (total)
Services / Architecture, Structural Engineering, Civil Engineering and Services Engineering
Sector / Industrial and Commercial

 

The Brisbane Container Terminals new operations facility is a two storey building encompassing staff amenities, dining and kitchen spaces, offices and a training room on the ground floor. The first floor is office and meeting spaces for the corporate and management staff.

 

The challenge for the architectural team was to design an aesthetically pleasing building that was also able to reference an industrial feel to suit the buildings purpose and surroundings.

 

We succeeded in both our, and more importantly, the client’s vision for the buildings’ design, through the use of steel sheeting and a shed-like roof to incorporate an industrial design into a functioning, architecturally pleasing workspace.

 

The sun shading for the northwest and southwest was designed not only to serve as thermal comfort, but to also create an inventive break between extended expanses of one material. The wrapping wall/awnings and observation deck extend beyond the facade for definition from the concrete and glazing.

 

The colour palette has been kept clean and neutral to highlight the architectural design of the building and remain true to the industrial design brief. Blue glazing has been used for its energy efficiency which emphasizes the buildings Environmentally Sustainable Design qualities.

Brisbane Container Terminals

Client / Baulderstone
Location / Port of Brisbane
Construction Value / $80 million (total)
Services / Architecture, Structural Engineering and Civil Engineering
Sector / Industrial

 

The Brisbane Container Terminals new operations facility is a two storey building encompassing staff amenities, dining and kitchen spaces, offices and a training room on the ground floor. The first floor is office and meeting spaces for the corporate and management staff.

 

The challenge for the architectural team was to design an aesthetically pleasing building that was also able to reference an industrial feel to suit the buildings purpose and surroundings.

 

We succeeded in both our, and more importantly, the client’s vision for the buildings’ design, through the use of steel sheeting and a shed-like roof to incorporate an industrial design into a functioning, architecturally pleasing workspace.

 

The sun shading for the northwest and southwest was designed not only to serve as thermal comfort, but to also create an inventive break between extended expanses of one material. The wrapping wall/awnings and observation deck extend beyond the facade for definition from the concrete and glazing.

 

The colour palette has been kept clean and neutral to highlight the architectural design of the building and remain true to the industrial design brief. Blue glazing has been used for its energy efficiency which emphasizes the buildings Environmentally Sustainable Design qualities.

 

Owens Transport

 Client / FDC Construction
Location / Whyte Island
Construction Value / $5.5 million
Services / Integrated Architecture, Structural and Civil Engineering
Sector / Industrial

 

The Owens Transport development is a 1,500m2 warehouse with a 10,000m2 industrial container ready hardstand for a national container freight handling tenant.

 

FDC Construction and property owners expressed their desire for a quality designed and built product that would provide a valuable asset to the property owner and tenants, long into the future. Project time frames and budget were also key factors in ensuring a successful project.

 

McVeigh worked closely with high level stakeholders, both the property owners and end users, throughout the project life cycle to ensure the final product met and exceeded their expectations.

 

Careful coordination with FDC Construction ensured that quality was maintained throughout the build, which was being closely scrutinised by the property owners.

 

Challenging geotechnical conditions and unpredictable inclement weather could have derailed the project timeline, however each issue was overcome through the careful management of key issues and clear communication with the client.