Cypress at Byron

Cypress at Byron Bay

ProjectCypress at Byron

This award-winning resort-style residential development comprises long-span steel structures, bespoke finishes and supporting details as well as a complex water recycling system. APP provided all civil, structural and environmental engineering for the project.

Suffolk Park, NSW

Haysom Architects

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Lennox Head Community Centre

ProjectLennox Head Community Centre

The Lennox Community Centre is located conveniently in the Lennox Head Village Centre. The Centre is home to the Lennox Head Library and has five meeting spaces, a dedicated children’s area and a multi-use auditorium, suitable for large scale community events and sports use.

The Brief
The client came to us wanting a Community Focus Point providing sports and library facilities, presented as a highly sculptured building to enhance the built environment of Lennox Head.

Key Challenges
The key challenges we could see for this project were the complex building shapes and incorporation of building services within these shapes.

We overcame these challenges by detailed design and documentation skills and close working relationship with the builder.

The project was completed in 2 years.

Key Features

  • Curvilinear roof
  • Highly sculptured building
  • Library
  • Five meeting spaces
  • Children’s area
  • Multi-use auditorium
  • Sports areas

APP’s Role
Ardill Payne & Partners undertook the Structural & Civil Design of the project. The original concept design for the Lennox Head Community Centre was completed by Greenway Hirst Page Architects. Archimages Architecture provided construction documentation and contract administration services.
APP completed the detailed design and documentation for the Community Centre, including access roads, car parking areas, storm water management and certification.

Key Parties:
Original concept design completed by Greenway Hirst Page Architects, and Archimages Architecture provided construction documentation and contract administration services.

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Ballina Fair Shopping Centre

ProjectBallina Fair Shopping Centre

Ballina Fair Shopping Centre is a single level shopping centre which contains major retailers such as Target, Woolworths, Best & Less along with over 50 other speciality stores and services. The Centre also contains a Cinema with 4 theatres, an indoor heated pool and gymnasium.

The Brief:
The client came to us wanting to obtain development consent for alterations and additions to the Ballina Fair Shopping Centre at 84 Kerr Street, Ballina. The proposed development involved the roofing and enclosure of the existing food court area at the south-eastern corner of the complex. The works provided an increase in floor area of 223sqm and contains food premises and central tables and chairs.

Key Challenges:
The key challenges we could see for this project were to integrate the development into the existing building and operations, ensure that the complex could continue to operate during the works and to ensure that works were attractive, functional, and satisfied all relevant standards and legislation.

We overcame these challenges by undertaking detailed site planning, determining opportunities and constraints of the site, engaging with the architects and the Centre senior management, as well as having a number of pre-DA communications with Council’s Technical Officers.

The budget for this project was $1,300,00.00.

Key Features:
The key features/points of difference to mention in respect of the project are that it is the largest Shopping Centre in the Shire, is on flood-prone land and is highly visible in the local streetscape (having 3 road frontages). 

APP’s Role:
Ardill Payne & Partners undertook the Structural Design of the initial Shopping Centre in 1989 and were engaged for the redevelopment project in 2007, being responsible for gaining Town Planning approvals for the redevelopment, along with Structural Design and Survey.

The Development Application (DA) and Statement of Environmental Effects (SEE) was lodged with Council on the 13th March 2015 and was given the file reference number DA 2015/101.  Council granted conditional consent to the DA/SEE on the 9th June 2015.  Construction works commenced on the site in May 2016.

Key Parties:
The architects for this project are PDT Architects, and the builders are Greg Clark Building Pty Ltd.

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