University Centre for Rural Health

ProjectUniversity for Rural Health

The University Centre for Rural Health North Coast is a multidisciplinary state of the art facility, providing education and accommodation of students undergoing clinical practice and research in rural health. The centre features clinical simulation training, clinical skills labs, video conferencing and educational teaching facilities.

The Brief:

The client came to us wanting a comprehensive Civil and Structural engineering design and supervisory service, to develop Structural and Civil systems for the steeply sloping site in Lismore.

Key Challenges:
The key challenges we could see for this project was the steeply sloping site, monumental masonry finishes and presentation to the main street.

We overcame these challenges by detailed foundation and jointing designs to address thermal and foundation movement problems.

Key Features:
The key features to mention is the large masonry wall presentation to the main street, and foundation articulation to accommodate the steeply sloped site.

APP's Role:
Ardill Payne & Partners were responsible for the Civil and Structural engineering for the development of the facility.

Time Frame:
The project was completed in 12 months.

The budget for the project was $4.2m.

University Centre for Rural Health

Elements of Byron

ProjectElements of Byron

Elements of Byron Resort & Spa is a five-star, eco-conscious resort featuring 103 villas dotted amidst 22 hectares of absolute beachfront paradise. The leisure and conference facilities are nestled in three separate pavilions which mimic the sand dunes framing the resort.

The Brief
The client came to us needing Civil and Environmental Engineering solutions for large tourist development in a very sensitive coastal environment.

Key Challenges
The key challenges we could see for this project were flood prone site with high water table. Flood planning levels and urban runoff issues required a well communicated response to flooding and water sensitive urban design solutions.

APP’s Role
Ardill Payne & Partners undertook the Civil Engineering & Environmental Engineering aspects of the project. 

The project was completed in the timeframe 2013 to 2017. 

The budget for the project was $75m.

We overcame these challenges by working closely with Council and the Architect to develop flood sympathetic solutions and a passive storm water treatment train for water quality control.

Key Features

  • Five Star Eco-Conscious resort
  • 103 Villas
  • Leisure & Conference facilities
  • Enormous Infinity Edge Lagoon Pool
  • 65,000 native trees planted
  • Ongoing water and soil monitoring
  • Environmental standards maintained

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