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. 

Timeframe
The project was completed in the timeframe 2013 to 2017. 

Budget
The budget for the project was $75m.

Solutions
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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Sponder House

ProjectSponder House

The Sponder House sits against a small hill covered with native heath and has views over Byron Bay. The heath is the most important feature of the site and the house responds to this by forming around a courtyard which opens out to the native vegetation. The house is a series of terraced platforms for living extending from inside to outside. It opens to the outside in a variety of spots to follow the sun or escape the rain. There are plenty of spaces for the family of five to retreat to while having the feeling of being surrounded by nature.

The Brief
The client came to us wanting value engineered solutions for this award winning house that would provide a series of indoor/outdoor spaces that the home would surround. As for such presentation houses this required careful detailing of structural support systems.

Key Challenges
The key challenges we could see for this project were large cantilevered roofs with streamline finish, and timber framed first floor and deck cantilever to create a floating effect.

Solutions
We overcame these challenges by required careful detailing of structural support systems to enhance the architectural statement and liveability of the house.

Key Features

  • WINNER BEST HOUSE 2013 Australian Institute of Architects NSW Country Division
  • Leisure & Conference facilities
  • Blends seamlessly into its environment
  • Indoor/outdoor living
  • Pool

APP’s Role
Ardill Payne & Partners undertook the Structural Engineering, Civil Engineering & Environmental Engineering for the project.

Key Parties
Designed by Harley Graham Architects, and built by Seeton Anderson Builders.

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Ramada Hotel & Suites

ProjectRamada Hotel & Suites

Situated on the shores of the beautiful Richmond River, with 115 stylishly appointed hotel rooms and suites featuring stunning water and hinterland views, the Ramada Hotel & Suites brings a new level of luxury to Ballina accommodation. The Ramada also offers a choice of dining options and conference facilities.

The Brief:
The client came to us needing Environmental and Maritime Engineering solutions. This involved full site remediation and stabilisation of the river bank adjacent to the site.

Key Challenges:
The key challenges we could see for this project were remediating a site in the middle of town and stabilising the river bank of the Richmond River.

Solutions:
We overcame these challenges by site control of the remediation process and deploying our underwater engineers to work with diving contractors to develop an armoring solution which would reduce the instability of the river bank.

Budget:
The budget for this project was $35m. 

Key Features:

  • 115 hotel rooms, suites &  penthouses
  • Gymnasium & heated swimming pool
  • Art gallery & 3 restaurants
  • Dedicated conference facilities
  • Underground carpark
  • Prime waterfront location

APP’s Role:

Ardill Payne & Partners undertook the Maritime Engineering, Civil Engineering & Environmental Engineering for the project.

Timeframe:
The project was completed in 2007.

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Crowley Village

ProjectCrowley Village

The Brief:
The client came to us wanting to obtain development consent for Stage 1 of a Master Plan for the Crowley Village campus at 154 Cherry Street, Ballina. The proposed development involved demolition of certain older structures and construction of new modern structures including Entertainment Extension (159sqm), Library and Education Centre (872sqm), Residential Aged Care Facility (42 beds – 2440sqm), Administration (1118sqm), Chapel (239sqm), Café (160sqm) and new set-down and Car Parking Areas.

Key Challenges:
The key challenges we could see for this project were to integrate the development into the existing buildings and operations, ensure that a very high level of residential care and amenity was provided to residents, ensure that the village could continue to operate during the demolition and construction works and to ensure that all buildings were attractive, functional and satisfied all relevant standards and legislation.

Solutions:
We overcame these challenges by undertaking detailed site planning (including master planning), determining opportunities and constraints of the site, engaging with the architects and Crowley's senior management, and having a number of pre-DA communications and meetings with Council’s Technical Officers.

Budget:
The budget for the project was $15,390,000.

Key Features:
The key features/points of difference to mention in respect of the project are that it is situated on a unique foreshore property with expansive frontage to North Creek, is on flood-prone land and is an intensively developed site, containing 159 independent living units (20 x 1 and 94 x 2 bedroom villas, 10 x 3 and 35 x two bedroom apartments, residential care facility containing 119 beds, activity centre, library, chapel, administration, education centre, workshop, kitchen and other ancillary improvements and structures (including 75 constructed parking spaces, roads, landscaping and the like).

APP’s Role:
Ardill Payne & Partners prepared the Development Application and Statement of Environmental Effects for alterations and additions to the Residential Aged Care Facility located at Cherry Street, Ballina.

Timeframe:
The Development Application (DA) and Statement of Environmental Effects (SEE) was lodged with Council on the 11th August 2015 and was given the file reference number DA 2015/409. Council granted conditional consent to the DA/SEE on the 18th November, 2015. Construction works commenced on the site in May 2016.

Key Parties:
The architects for this project are Bickerton Masters Architecture and the builders are Bennett Constructions.

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