Founders Lane

From 2016 to 2017 Indesco was involved in the demolition of the Currong and Allawah flats in Section 52 Braddon paving the way for the revitalisation of a prime city centre location.

Fast forward 6 months and construction is well underway at Founders Lane, Canberra city’s largest residential precinct, located at the edge of the CBD between the historic Gorman House and the Canberra centre.

Indesco has been responsible for the civil and structural design of this vibrant urban precinct in conjunction with Chase and JWLand. The current construction activities relate to the first stage of development on this unique site. On completion, this stage will contain over 25,000m3 of concrete within a slab area of roughly 85,000m2.

A key feature of the structural design has been rationalising the ground floor transfer structure to accommodate a sloping site and a mix of architectural styles, which all sit over a common basement. The civil team has also solved significant stormwater and traffic infrastructure challenges as part of the project’s revitalisation of the surrounding civil infrastructure.

Indesco is excited to also be involved in the next stage of this project which is currently in the concept design stage.

A 30 Year Partnership with the MBA

Indesco celebrates a significant milestone in 2018 having been a member of the Master Builders Association (MBA), ACT Branch, for 30 of its 35 years of operation.

MBA’s President Gracie Ferreira joined CEO Michael Hopkins in congratulating Indesco on more than three decades of an innovative culture, fostering excellence across all disciplines of the construction industry, and continued partnership with the MBA.

Indesco is committed to working with local organisations that promote successful outcomes for our industry.

The significant milestone has been included the current edition of the quarterly Canberra Builder magazine (https://www.mba.org.au/storage/1-mba-canberra-builder-feb-2018-final-lowres-2.pdf).

Taylor 2, Stage 1 – Construction commenced!

Construction has now commenced on the next stage of Taylor Estate. Taylor will be the northernmost and highest suburb in the ACT, located between Casey, Moncrieff and Jacka. The suburb was named after Florence Mary Taylor, Australia’s first female architect, engineer and town planner.

Indesco, in collaboration with Tait Network, has been responsible for the civil design of the whole estate. We have also been engaged for Construction Phase Services for Stages 1 and 3. These 2 stages are valued at $50M and will require a full time CPS team of 4 people, led by Nathan Turnbull, over a period of 18 months.

Canberra Contractors will construct Stages 1 and 2. Stage 3 is due to commence construction shortly and design is ongoing for Stage 4. Indesco is also still involved in the construction of Taylor 1, working with Group One and BMD to complete the remaining landscape and residential stages. The final remaining stages of Taylor are located in the north and northwest. Anna Nagalingam is leading the team for Taylor 3 which is currently at the Estate Development Plan stage.

What a team effort!

Urban renewal at The Precinct, Red Hill

The Precinct, Red Hill

In a major change to the leafy Red Hill suburb, the City Renewal Authority has recently redeveloped the Red Hill Public Housing Precinct. The Precinct Red Hill is a 53,002m2 inner city urban development representing one of the ACT’s largest properties offered to the market.

Indesco has been involved in the project for a number of years, acting as the Principal’s Authorised Person during the demolition of the current buildings, preparing the civil and landscape designs for the public infrastructure and working with a multi-disciplined team to prepare the Estate Development Plans.

The site was occupied by a multi-unit public housing complex constructed in 1960. Demolition and remediation is now complete. The project has been part of the Asset Recycling Initiative agreement with the Commonwealth Government that provides funding for public infrastructure investment.

A new nautical themed playground is proposed
The aging housing complex before demolition

A view of the site after demolition

NEW MONCRIEFF BRIDGE

The Moncrieff Pedestrian Bridge, named the Wagi Bridge, was opened for residents from the start of the 2018 school year. An official opening and naming ceremony was held on the 9th February.

 

Indesco was responsible for the design of the bridge and also managed the construction phase. The innovative modular design, which comprised four transportable spans, was constructed off site and assembled onsite in a matter of hours.

 

The bridge is also a great success for the Moncrieff East estate, promoting active travel and healthy, sustainable communities. Moncrieff residents now have safe and easy walking access for children attending the Amaroo and Good Shepherd Schools.

 

Indesco Sydney office moves to new location

In 2017 the Sydney office of Indesco relocated to Suite 401, Level 4, 24 Hunter Street Parramatta. The move was necessitated by the success and continued growth of the team in Sydney lead by Vikram Mukherjee.

In addition to a few new faces, the offices boasts a great location in downtown Parramatta. If you haven’t already, drop in and see Vikram, Dave, Kha and the team.

INDESCO WELCOMES DAVE SOUTHGATE

Indesco is very pleased to announce that our Sydney (Parramatta) office has been enhanced with the arrival of a Principal Structural Engineer, David (Dave) Southgate.

Dave is a Professional Engineer with close to 10 years experience within the Sydney area.

Dave has built a reputation of success based on dedication to providing clients with cost effective and constructible solutions.

With an eagerness to listen and engage with clients directly, Dave is able to provide designs that best meet client needs.

At Indesco, we are looking to help shape the Sydney region with innovative designs that comply with Australian and European Standards, whilst also fulfilling clients budget constraints and delivering projects that exceed your expectations.

INDESCO WELCOMES MATT HILL AS A SENIOR STRUCTURAL ENGINEER

Indesco is very pleased to announce that our Building Services division has been supplemented with the arrival of a Senior Structural Engineer, Matthew (Matt) Hill.

Matt brings with him a wealth of experience having graduated from the University of Western Sydney in 2002. He was involved in all aspects of structural design and detailing of projects during previous periods of employment with AWT and Hughes Trueman, and structural site inspection for projects in and around Canberra.

During his period of practice, Matt has worked on a variety of structures including residential housing and apartment buildings, office buildings, schools, hospitals and industrial structures, and used a variety of materials such as reinforced and pre stressed concrete, structural steel, masonry and timber.

Having Matt on board allows Indesco to continue providing our clients with an exceptional level of service and expertise.

Taylor 1 Residential Estate

In collaboration with Tait Waddington, Indesco was commissioned to prepare the Estate Development Plan and detailed design for the Taylor 1 Residential Estate. The estate comprises 545 blocks, a P-10 school, District Playing Fields, ponds and major floodways and three signalised intersections on Horse Park Drive. This project was also required to address the future developments of Taylor 2 and Taylor 3 in areas such as water supply, sewer, traffic, stormwater and WSUD.

The Indesco team completed the EDP submission within a remarkable time frame and completed the detailed design documentation for the construction of the estate in two stages. Indesco was subsequently engaged to undertake construction surveillance and contract administration.

Indesco provided civil and structural engineering services and managed a number of specialist sub-consultants. The project required close coordination between planning, engineering and landscape teams in order to achieve quality outcomes in record timeframes. Indesco coordinated detailed scheduling and weekly design meetings in order to deliver this project within the LDA’s program.