Situated within the Nepean Hospital health precinct, the state-of-the-art healthcare hub is delivering world-leading care to the Western Sydney community.

The centre features 6,300sqm of space for healthcare service providers, including five theatres, 16 private hospital rooms, day treatment facilities, a radiation therapy linear accelerator and a broad range of diagnostic services.

Consisting of four basement levels and four levels above ground the development also included the construction of two suspended Radiology Bunkers on the ground floor.

ADP have been proactively engaged with the current and future stakeholders to deliver a highly efficient building with the flexibility to cater for both medical and non-medical tenants.

Our team are providing mechanical, electrical, fire, hydraulics, Section J, vertical transportation and ESD services to achieve a target 4.5 Star NABERS Energy Base Building rating.

The new hybrid operating theatre is among the most sophisticated theatres in Australia featuring state-of-the art medical infrastructure and artificial intelligence backed Robotic Imaging technology to enhance and grow existing cardiac surgical services available at the hospital.

Some key elements of the projects were: the associated hybrid theatre control room and anaesthetic bay, refurbished and expanded ICU and recovery beds, new theatre staff change amenities, and staff rooms and services for a future stat lab.

The suite combines the advantages of a surgical operating theatre with high-end imaging to allow teams of cardiologists, interventionalists, surgeons, radiologists, and nurses to treat patients requiring complex surgical work for cardiac and vascular disease.

A technically complex project, we utilised our health expertise from our Melbourne office from the earliest stages of the project to deliver the best design outcomes to the client. The project was split into 5 main sections and is one of the most technical operating theatres that ADP has completed to date.

Involving both new build and refurbishment works, the new hybrid theatre was located half in the existing building and half in the new section of the building. This represented significant coordination issues with the existing structural support as well as the new structure.

The works were completed without impacting hospital services being delivered in the existing adjacent operating theatres, which remained fully operational throughout the project. Our experienced health team worked in close collaboration with critical stakeholders, to ensure that any risks were mitigated, minimising any impact on patients and visitors.

Providing a dynamic community for students, the award-winning The Geelong College Junior school has been designed with the surrounding environment front of mind.

Designed by John Wardle Architects, the creative draws upon the school’s pedagogies inspired in approach by the Reggio Emilia philosophy. A critical aspect of the approach considers the environment to be “the third teacher”.

The new school buildings are closely linked to the landscapes of the site and are shaped to provide the best amenity and outlook for students and staff. The zig-zag form allows south light into all the learning environments, promotes natural cross ventilation of the spaces, and provides expansive views across the playing fields.

With contemporary teaching methodologies guiding the design of these new spaces, the existing standalone classroom pavilions have been thoughtfully re-adapted into music and drama studios and a new multi-purpose room which will allow the whole school to gather.

The existing courtyards have beautifully landscaped, providing areas of play and are amplified by a performing arts precinct around them and the continuous veranda linking the classroom pavilion further promotes the outdoor spaces for learning and social play.

To ensure exceptional indoor comfort for students while reducing the energy consumption, our team designed a mixed mode ventilation in combination with heat recovery systems and high efficiency air-conditioning systems. The building utilizes a solar PV array to offset a large portion of its carbon footprint.

Roof drainage is captured and re-used for both irrigation and toilet flushing in the building making this development even more sustainable and environmentally friendly and state of the art building automation makes this building’s performance visible and measurable to the Geelong College maintenance and operation managers.

The award-winning Australian Headquarters, located within Tower 2 of Barangaroo, is a great example of innovative design which delivers flexible and experimental spaces that respond seamlessly to a brands vision.

The entry & lift lobby space is designed to be an activated experience that engages the users through light & sound and aims to transport guests & employees into the Cognizant space. Conceptually the project is a juxtaposition of space and texture, delivering flexible areas which allow occupants to transform and adapt the surrounding environment to suit their needs.

Key features of the fitout include a welcome lounge with open breakout & dining spaces, a large breakout kitchen doubling as a Town Hall presentation space, a client experience centre showcasing Cognizant’s latest technology, and working areas that are flooded with natural light and a calming palette.

The ADP team provided building services, acoustics and sustainability design and the project is expecting to achieve a 6 Star Green Star rating and a 5 Star NABERs rating. All furniture, finishes and joinery throughout have been specified and designed with sustainability at the forefront and where possible, the existing base building structure has been retained. Through early collaboration and open communication with the full project team, sustainability was fully embedded into the holistic design philosophy throughout the project resulting in a great outcome.

To avoid compromising the existing HVAC systems and avoid unnecessary demolition, all space planning was completed with considerations to the locations of the existing active and passive chilled beams and ceiling structure. This presented unique opportunities and challenges during the space planning stage and informed the location of all full height-built structures throughout.

 

With a vision to deliver an environmental hotel which still encapsulates the hallmarks of a luxury hotel, this five-star development will be the first Fairmont branded resort in Australia and will bring a whole new level of opulence to Far North Queensland.

Located in a stunning area on the edge of two UNESCO World Heritage sites – the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest – the resort will offer guests a selection of 253 luxury rooms, a choice of restaurants and bars, a day spa, a treetop walk, and panoramic conference and wedding facilities, all designed around resort-style pools.

Blurring the lines between indoors and outdoors will be an intimate lobby inspired by birds’ nests and verdant tropical gardens, and with butterfly nets sitting above the children’s swimming pool the resort will deliver a truly magical experience to guests.

ADP are delivering the electrical, dry fire and vertical transportation for the project, with one of the key considerations being the seamless guest experience from arrival to departure as well as the integration of the services to the resort wellness and guest amenity initiatives.

The development is striving to be recognised for its strong environmental credentials, embracing meaningful collaboration with the Kuku Yalanji community, the traditional owners of the land; and partnering with sustainable operators to explore the Great Barrier Reef and The Daintree Rainforest. The hotel will complement the Douglas Shire, a global winner of the Communities & Culture Award at the Sustainable Destinations Awards in March 2020 and is the first region to have achieved Ecotourism Australia’s Eco Destination Certification in 2019.

To learn more please contact: Mathew Burke, Associate Director – M: 0408 929 234 E: [email protected]

With all the features and facilities of a corporate office one would expect to find in the heart of a CBD and not typically in a suburban location, the Victorian Government’s Department of Transports new customer service centre, a mix of commercial and retail, will provide staff and customers alike a premium, high quality environment in a convenient location adjacent Eastland shopping centre and Ringwood Train Station.

This 13,700sqm NLA fully integrated fitout will include an end of trip facility on the lower ground floor, a VicRoads customer services centre and café on the ground floor with a business lounge on the mezzanine. PCA grade A offices with interconnected stairs are located between levels 5-10 and the roof top terrace provides a function space to host 200 people.

This project has a high emphasis on the use of clever technology that is integrated into workstations, meeting/conference rooms and collaboration spaces to offer flexibility with minimalistic visual connection to services. One such example is that there are no raised floors or suspended umbilical cords from the ceiling to the workstation clusters for any service. This allows panoramic views of the office and uninterrupted external views of the Dandenong ranges.

A key challenge has been ensuring that the requirements of all the separate departments and various stakeholders, each with their own unique operational prerequisites yet all sitting under one umbrella, are met and delivered cohesively. Reverse engineering a services requirement brief that meets all interdepartmental requirements, although challenging, was achieved through strong communication and regular collaboration with the wider project team through workshops, meetings over video conferencing and site visits only as necessary due to Covid-19. Through this collaboration we have achieved a great working environment for the end-user with spaces that are tailored for individual group settings and multiple groups with the intention of improving people’s health and productivity.

The fitout will be targeting a self-assessment of Green Star and NABERS.

To learn more please contact: Russell Evans, Director – M: 0411 358 090 | E: [email protected]

As part of QICGRE’s long-term vision for Eastland to create a vibrant mixed-use town centre for the community of Ringwood, QIC GRE are developing a new 11 level office tower adjacent Eastland and Ringwood Train Station.

Eastco will provide an exceptional commercial space with 360-degree views of the Yarra Valley and surrounds, complementing the fantastic retail, lifestyle and hotel offering already available at Eastland.

With a focus on sustainability, the Eastco development is targeting a 5-star NABERS Energy Base Building Rating and a 4-star NABERS Water Base Building rating.

To deliver an office space that is incredibly energy efficient from a heating and cooling perspective, but also a visually pleasant and comfortable work environment, extensive work and modelling have gone into optimising the design of the façade. This has included the use of horizontal shading fins, to find the balance between minimising solar heat gains and maximising natural daylight amenity. The vast majority of steel and timber used on the project will be ethically sourced through schemes such as the Forest Stewardship Council certification scheme and the World Steel Association’s Climate Action Programme. Indoor air quality will be ensured by using low toxicity paints, sealants and adhesives.

The development will have a 50kW photovoltaic panel array on the roof, maximising the available roof space for onsite energy generation. Through its energy supply, it will be able to abate 72 tonnes of carbon dioxide annually that would have been otherwise emitted as a result of using electricity from the grid. The building reduces its potable water demand with highly water efficient taps, toilets, urinals, and showers and additionally, rainwater is captured from the roof and reused for toilet and urinal flushing and irrigation of the green areas on the building’s rooftop.

Working alongside Fender Katsalidis, the 14,000sqm development will include a major government agency customer services centre and café on the ground floor with a business lounge on the mezzanine and four levels of carpark.  The PCA grade A offices will have interconnected stairs between levels 5-10 and the roof top terrace with a function space to host 200 people. A traffic management centre, pod casting, television broadcasting and associated critical services will also be hosted within the office levels.

To actively promote health and wellness amongst the buildings occupants as well as helping people make cleaner and greener decisions in the way they choose to commute, first class end of trip facilities including extensive bike parking, spacious showers and locker rooms will be provided on the lower ground floor.

With the world’s perception shifting on how we work, where we work and how we live there has been an active drive for asset owners to rethink how they adapt their assets to work for current and future end-users. With the current crisis looking to be around for some time, many have taken the opportunity to rethink their building assets outside of our cities and are responding to longer term preferences for people to stay locally to work, live and play.

Vicinity Centres and Challenger are at the forefront of this shift with plans to offer their customers a new way of local living in Western Sydney as they lodge precinct-sized plans to overhaul its ageing centre in Bankstown.

Bankstown Central is set to deliver a vibrant and sustainable new high amenity mixed-use precinct right in the heart of the Bankstown CBD, with the new precinct comprising new F&B and retail tenancies, 7 levels of PCA-A grade commercial offices, plus health and wellness amenities. Two levels of basement carparking will complement the existing shopping centre and new precinct.

Rooted in Vicinity’s vision for a sustainable development, the new mixed-use precinct will target a 5-star NABERS Energy Base Building Rating, 4.5-star NABERS Water Base Building, 5-star Green Star Design & As-built, and Gold WELL Certification.

Through innovative, environmentally sustainable design a healthy and active environment will be created for occupants whilst minimising any negative environmental impacts associated with its design, construction, and ongoing operation.

Early in the design, ADP’s wholistic approach to services, sustainability, and site infrastructure have identified the key infrastructure challenges. De-risking the project early and providing cost certainty has enabled innovative solutions to be embedded from the concept stage, including a high efficiency central plant, new chamber substation, and flexible F&B provisions to deliver a vibrant new Eat Street food precinct.

“Leveraging ADP’s experience across multiple sectors has been key for us on this project. Their teams’ experience with shopping centres, mixed-use precincts, commercial offices, authority infrastructure, and sustainable ratings them to promote innovative ideas in each discipline and then to use their cross disciplinary teams to quickly review, coordinate, and fine tune the outcomes” says Vicinity’s National Head of Design, David Waldren. “The revitalisation of Bankstown CBD is a very exciting project to be part of as it is very much designed with the community at its core” added ADP Director Gavin White.

Bankstown Central will be the start of Vicinity Centre’s 30-year vision to provide a hub for up to 8,400 workers, 3,500 residents and 1,800 students to the western suburbs of Sydney.

The Lower North Shore’s most sought-after address ‘The Landmark’, is the perfect launch pad to Sydney Harbour and beyond. It has set a new benchmark as one of the tallest residential towers in Sydney.

The 43-storey residential tower, comprising 429 studio, one, two and three-bedroom apartments and “sky homes” with three or four bedrooms, will include a communal area on the ground floor, where access to a pool, spa and fitness facilities will be offered. The 3 levels above ground floor will accommodate commercial office space, while the basement car park will provide parking for residents and visitors alike.

A key aspect of the project was the council-owned Friedlander Place, connecting Pacific Highway through to Nicholson Street, with landscaped amenities and play areas, providing easy access through to a future bus interchange planned by Lane Cove Council. The area is lit with feature lights that blend into the building and help make this a statement piece of the area, with potential to integrate into and expand the Vivid festival up past North Sydney.

Along with public amenity, the building boasts many residential facilities including bookable entertaining spaces, cinema rooms, library, music room, a children’s play area, gym, swimming pool, yoga studio, and virtual golf rooms. All apartments can upgrade to smart control technology with dimmable lighting, tablet or phone-controlled switching and HVAC, and live data on energy usage.

Another challenge was the reticulation of the mechanical services for the retail and commercial provisions, which was achieved by the team through careful coordination with the architect.

Located in the inner-west of Melbourne and within walking distance of Melbourne’s central business district, The District Docklands is a mixed-use development which includes state-of-the-art entertainment, dining and fresh foods precincts alongside a five-star hotel, commercial offices and modern residences.

Ashe Morgan envisions the redevelopment of this waterfront location will rejuvenate this area, providing a community to this previously industrial site.

ADP are currently working on 1B-6, an office development designed by Woods Bagot and 2B–2,  serviced apartments by Fender Katsalidis. ADP are proud to be collaborating with a great team;  PDS Group, Generate Property Group, 4D Workshop and Slattery.

Credit images: Woods Bagot