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.