Opened in March 2020, The Marketplace at Watergardens is a great example of innovative design and engineering. Its design principles may very well pave the way to how we design public buildings for our communities, as we enter the new ‘normal’ in these challenging times.

The Marketplace is a naturally ventilated fresh food precinct by QIC Global Real Estate for Taylors Lakes in Victoria, which has created a diversity of experiences beneath a shared canopy, which blur the lines between indoors and outdoors. An overarching trellis canopy encompasses the series of retail pavilions beneath, extending the landscape and bringing the outdoors in.

To allow customers a relaxed and comfortable shopping experience, regardless of the weather outside, ADP modelled all elements of the building to ensure thermal comfort and building efficiency were appropriately balanced. The use of thermal comfort models and CFD computations enabled design elements including trellis angles, shading and the extent / performance of the glazing to be tested. The analysis examined air temperature, mean radiant temperature, relative humidity, air speed, metabolic rate, and clothing insulation within a Predicted Mean Vote assessment, to determine which elements would enable occupants to feel the most comfortable within the space.

‘Clean air was key for the project. A spill air solution was also extensively scrutinized, to enable energy efficiency by reducing the extent of air conditioning within the mall. What this does is allow preconditioned air to spill from the retail tenancy areas, to then mix with natural ventilation which is boosted through louvres and fans around skylight areas. This allows ample fresh external air within spaces, and actively removes stale, stagnant air that can pose a risk to human health’ says Laurent Deleu, Founder and Director ADP Consulting.

Our team worked with Tomek Archer of Archer Office through concept design to develop optimal passive elements, such as the size and shape of skylights that allow greenery to grow beneath it, whilst minimising too much solar gain. The use of this greenery (or ‘biophilia’) is central to healthy, human-centred design as plants have been shown to filter air and assist in removing toxins. Research demonstrates they also stabilise temperatures (further supporting thermal comfort), promote mental wellbeing and assist in reduce stress levels. NH Architecture delivered the design documentation.

Brisbane Airport is Australia’s third largest airport and is the primary international and domestic gateway into the state of Queensland.

“Brisbane Airport Corporation’s (BAC) vision is to ‘Connect the world. Create the future’. In planning the redevelopment for the Domestic Terminal, the overarching goal was to upgrade and enhance the airport environment, so that it provides retail, commercial and recreational experiences that are uniquely Brisbane – a place that fosters connection and opportunity.”

With new high-end retail shops including a new architecturally designed food court and upgrades to public lighting and seating throughout, BAC’s vision has certainly been achieved.

The project also included a combination of base building upgrades and final fitout works for 48 tenancy shells, new amenities and a refurbishment of the Casual Dining Precinct northern end which was designed and procured into 9 separable portions.

When designing the new food court at the Qantas terminal, the stakeholders within BAC, including leasing and operations, had some very specific requirements. To ensure the we delivered the look, feel and aspirations of the client, ADP worked in collaboration with Geyer (interior design) and Studio Arkitecture (architect) providing specialist lighting advice including lighting simulations and renders.

This visual communication with BAC was key in helping all stakeholders agree and approve the final design solution, allowing the project team to achieve an area of respite within a dynamic and busy transit environment. An outcome which can often prove challenging in these types of facilities.

Most of the works were inside the domestic terminal building however there were some requirement for works to the landside and airside locations adjacent to Terminal 1. These works included provision of new grease arrestors and LPG supply to support new food retails tenancies.

The retail upgrade project was also delivered concurrently with 3 other projects: an ICT Upgrade, Security Upgrade and Lighting Upgrade. These projects required ADP to liaise directly with other stakeholders outside the project group and in some cases incorporate their design philosophy into our documentation.

ADP were employed to provide the building services design for the retail upgrades. We were chosen because of our positive approach and innovative solutions to provide efficiencies in construction and ongoing value to the client.

A key achievement on the project was the use of energy efficient equipment and lighting to consume less general energy than before, whilst still creating more dynamic spaces.

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.

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.

With DA just approved for the world’s most sustainable shopping centre by Whitehorse City Council, the former brickworks site will be a real industry game changer on the global retail stage.

Located in Melbourne’s Burwood East and over 25,000sqm in size, this ambitious retail development is targeting the Living Building Challenge (LBC) accreditation, a global building certification measuring seven key performance categories across design, water and energy use, ecological values, building materials, equity and health and happiness. Burwood Brickworks will also be one of the first Green Star Design & As-Built v1.1. 6 Star retail buildings.

A world class destination, this retail centre will include a large proportion of food and beverage outlets, specialty shopping space including cinemas, a dining precinct as well as street level and basement car parking and medical centre to meet the demand of the increasingly populated area.

A prominent feature will be the large rooftop garden, allowing natural daylight and fresh air to all occupied areas of the centre. Other key sustainability drivers include; exceptional energy reduction; mixed-mode ventilation; capture, treatment and re-use of water; on-site solar generation; urban agriculture in the form of a large rooftop farm as well biophilic design integrated throughout the building.

Working alongside Frasers Property Australia, providing mechanical, electrical and fire protection services and assistance with the LBC accreditation process, ADP is very proud to be part of this project which is set to be a real game changer on the global retail stage.

The transformation of the Glen from a suburban shopping centre into a boutique destination will deliver a leading retail and food destination to the community. With a new public square, two dining precincts, the latest format David Jones, new mini majors and international brands as well as cafes and restaurants, this retail destination will elevate both the customer and tenant’s experience.

A fundamental part of the project has been ensuring minimal disruption to the operation of the shopping centre. We achieved this by consolidating multiple existing systems into common systems which assisted in allowing the project to pursue a staged delivery thereby minimising infrastructure upgrades.

The 19,000sqm expansion with total refurbishment and reconfiguration of the existing GLA will be delivered as 4 Star Green Star.

Wollongong Central, located in the CBD of Wollongong and approximately 90 kilometres south of Sydney, has reinforced its position as the Illawarra’s leading retail and food destination.

With the opening of a new look David Jones Store and new retail precinct, the shopping destination has delivered a best in class experience to their customers.

For nearly 30 years shoppers have been requesting that David Jones bring back their food hall and they have been delivered an experience which sits in parallel to David Jones major city stores.

As well as converting the existing Myer store to David Jones and remixing part of the speciality retail, the development also provided GPT with the opportunity to undertake a major central plant upgrade, improving the asset’s efficiency and reliability. ADP provided services to this brownfield conversion of the site while the centre continued to trade, a key requirement for the client.

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.

The completion of Stage 7 at Pacific Werribee, was a milestone for Pacific Shopping Centres and the project team. This $370M redevelopment ensured Pacific Werribee’s status as the leading shopping centre within its core catchment area, as well as attracting new international tenants. The 35,000m² expansion to the centre included a new Myer store over 2 levels, a new Target store, new Aldi store, new international tenants (including H&M and Uniqlo), approximately 120 new retail tenancies over a 400m long mall, a new fresh food precinct, new restaurant precinct, 2 Gold Class cinemas, a 10-bus interchange and more than 1500 new car spaces.

The Buchan Group provided a stunning architectural solution for the new mall to create an exciting and vibrant retail space. Working closely together, we ensured the building services were integrated sympathetically with the architecture without compromising performance.

ADP’s approach allowed for flexibility in managing the complexities of a live retail construction environment. One of the key challenges for the services deign was to provide sufficient flexibility to allow for 5 separate staged openings over a 3-year period whilst maintaining continual operation of the centre. At the same time, significant upgrades were carried out to incoming Authority infrastructure and existing services were updated from 25+ year old plant to state-of-the-art technology equipment and services.

Redevelopment and 25,000m2 extension of the northern end of existing shopping centre, to include new major tenants, specialty shops, and mall.