Griffith University Aquatic Centre & Gym, Gold Coast

The project included an Olympic swimming pool with associated service spaces, a gym and external terraced seating and landscape areas. Whilst the structure comprises a combination of reinforced concrete block walls and precast walls panels supporting suspended concrete slabs, public spaces feature high quality coloured insitu concrete surface finishes. Large open spaces are created for the gym and exercise space. The building won ‘Building of the Year (Gold Coast Region) from the Australia Institute of Architects in 2018.

Eversleigh Road, Scarborough

Projex Partners was engaged by Moreton Bay Regional Council to undertake a site investigation, geotechnical investigation and slope stability assessment of the existing embankment for the removal of a large tree at the eastern end of Eversleigh Road, Scarborough.

Projex Partners worked with Council to solve the slope stability issues and improve the useability of the site through the construction of a retaining wall and landscaping.

Drysdale Funerals, Nambour

Projex Partners is pleased to have provided structural engineering services for temporary works and inspections during demolition and reconstruction of the Drysdale Funerals site in Nambour. The $2M redevelopment transformed the venue into a multipurpose, state of the art facility.

Lockhart River Bridge Replacement

Projex Partners in conjunction with Black & More, undertook the detailed design and documentation of the replacement of an existing degraded bridge in Lockhart River in Cape York with a major culvert structure.

The site is on the only access to the Lockhart River airstrip and management of accessibility to the airstrip was a key consideration in the design.

Mercedes Autohaus, Newstead

New car showroom, sales and service development comprising five levels adjacent to Breakfast Creek in Newstead. The building is equivalent to 10 storeys in height and is approximately 100m by 60m wide.

Projex Partners provided full structural design services including structural steelwork, precast, pre-tensioned, post-tensioned and conventional reinforced concrete elements. Key features of this project are the long-span concrete floors with limitations on deflection criteria.

This project demonstrates our expertise in structural concrete and steel design.

Construction Cost – Est $90M.

Gasworks Apartments, Newstead

Design of a 16-storey mixed use building over four basements. Design challenges involved deep basement excavation immediately adjacent to the Gas-O-Meter, a heritage listed masonry and structural steel structure, and construction between two portions of existing basement already constructed on the site. The structural design incorporated a diaphragm wall for retention, with reinforced concrete slabs, post-tensioned transfer elements and predominately precast vertical elements including the lift and stair cores.

Photos courtesy of Tom Dooley Developments.

Newstead Series Apartments

Design of Stages 1 and 2 of the $95 million Newstead Series residential project. The development includes 300 apartments and townhomes spread across four (4) boutique towers – The Carlyle, The Donaldson, The Ajax and The Koerstz.

A shared podium provides half an acre of subtropical landscaped gardens and amenities including a 25 metre lap pool and spa, sauna, gymnasium with green room, alfresco dining areas, fire pit, outdoor cinema, recreational lawns and exercise spaces. Masonry screen elements provide a notable feature on the street elevations. Projex Partners also provided construction support in relation to tower cranes and material hoists for the project.

Photos courtesy of Watpac Constructions.

Aqua Apartments, Newstead

Aqua apartments is a 16 storey residential apartment building located in the Newstead residential precinct. The building features twelve storeys of luxury apartments and three levels of carparking constructed over an existing basement and podium structure. Design of the superstructure was developed in conjunction with the architecture to ensure that the existing foundation and core structures could be utilised without significant remedial work, thus providing a cost effective structural solution for the entire project.

The residential levels were designed as conventional reinforcement concrete flat plates whilst the carpark levels were designed using a precast hollowcore flooring system. The precast flooring system allowed for construction of the carpark levels without provision of back-propping to critical areas of the existing podium structure. This allowed the existing basement carpark, which also services existing adjoining developments, to maintain operation during construction.

The building core was designed using interlocking precast wall elements to expedite construction.

The aqua development also incorporates a significant number of feature screens and green-wall structures to the carpark façade, and a separate café structure constructed over the existing podium and situated on the Ann Street frontage. The café building incorporates a warped feature roof constructed from structural steelwork.

Skyring Apartments, Newstead

Design of a 25-storey unit building over three basements. The project utilises a diaphragm wall for retention in poor ground conditions, with reinforced concrete slabs and post-tensioned transfer elements.

Pietra Apartments, New Farm

Design of all structural elements for the project incorporating floor slabs, transfer slabs, columns and precast walls, steel framed roof and tower crane base. Inspections of structural items during construction and liaison with developer/builder.