5-7 Charles Street Parramatta
The exciting proposed new development of 5-7 Charles Street in Parramatta offers a mixed-use building, 390 residential apartments, along with shops at street level, offices above, an ‘aerial’ child care centre, a gym, swimming pool and common areas on one level and basement car parking.
The building has been nominated for awards for its environmental responsible approach to design, and this impressive new tower will be the most prominent building on the eastern edge of the city centre, complementing the tall towers on the city’s western edge and along the riverfront.
MGP were nominated to complete the hydraulic and fire services tender D&C documentation for the project. We have been working on developing the drawings to 70% to allow suitable plumbing contractors to provide a fix tender price.
Problem/Solutions: The site provides a few challenges, not only is it in water charged ground, it also will need to deal with the requirement for critical gas supply in an area where the gas supply (existing 7kPa main) is already under considerable stress due to the boom in construction and demand for natural gas services in Parramatta CBD. To complement the existing service a new main is required, which will need to cross the new Macquarie Street Light Rail corridor. Negotiations with Transport for NSW, Parramatta Council and other consent authorities are underway.
Innovation/Adding Value: Part of the buildings’ design incorporates car stacker facilities, to offer a higher density of park facilities in an busy urban environment. This will significantly reduce carbon footprint compared to conventional basement car parking. MGP will ensure that the new NCC 2019 standards are applied. The combined fire hydrant and sprinkler systems will need to be designed to satisfy the new NCC 2019 prescriptive requirements.
Competition Design: Stanisic Architects
Document Architect: DKO
Parramatta Square Developments
As one of the largest urban renewal projects in the country, the $2.7 billion Parramatta Square (PS) redevelopment will revitalise Parramatta city centre with premium grade office space, a multi-level retail podium and civic facilities that reflect the latest global thinking in design, productivity and amenity.
MGP are proud to be part of the development and design teams across the four (4) new towers in the Parramatta Square (PS) development.
Working closely with Walkers, JPW, Built and Boone & Willard Plumbing on 3PS, 4PS, 6-8PS and with Built, Manuelle Gautrand Architects, DesignInc, Lacoste and Stevenson Architects and Quick Plumbing on 5-7PS.
Our scope covered hydraulic workshop drawing and fire services designs along with civil stormwater for 3PS, and hydraulic and fire services design for 4PS, 6-8PS, 5-7PS
3PS and 4PS have been completed, 6-8PS is under construction and 5-7PS in the design phase.
3PS offers a 17-level building, a new benchmark for commercial offices in Parramatta, delivering over 45,000sqm of commercial space. It features a stunning glass facade and central atrium.
4PS offers A-grade office accommodation to multiple Government Agency tenants in the heart of Parramatta, this tower provides premium commercial spaces.
6-8PS it set to become Australia’s biggest office tower and delivering over 120,000 sqm of office space, 6 & 8 Parramatta Square will provide the final piece in this significant development project. 6 Parramatta Square will offer 2,800 to 3,100 sqm of office space, with many atrium configurations allowing for a diverse and functional workplace. 8 Parramatta Square will provide unrivalled views from the Eastern CBD to the Blue Mountains over 2,300 sqm of floor space. Each of the towers have been designed in accordance with the industry’s best environmental and sustainability criteria in order to meet the highest Green Star and NABERS Energy ratings.
As the final addition to the Parramatta Square precinct 5-PS will offer a six-storey building, a three-hectare mixed-use area in the centre of Parramatta CBD, the building will include council chambers, library, exhibition spaces, visitor services, meeting rooms and a cafe.
Zurich Headquarters Mount Street North Sydney
The development of Zurich Financial Services Australia's new headquarters involves a new 25-storey commercial tower at 118 Mount Street in North Sydney.
The 20,000 square metre PCA A Grade building will target 5 Star Green Star and 5 Star NABERS Energy ratings, and will feature a two-level podium with cafe, a sky terrace, three basement car parking levels and retail facilities.
mgp are delighted to be working for the first time with Roberts Pizzarotti.
Roberts Pizzarotti is a relatively new Australian boutique tier one construction firm, founded in 2016 and jointly owned by the Roberts and Pizzarotti families.
At mgp we are working on the hydraulic services for this landmark project. Of note mgp team designed an effective solution for the sub soil drainage. The basement will be cut into Sydney Sandstone, and as a result requires perimeter edge drainage and an integrated stormwater piping to drain to a central pump station.
Owner: Zurich Financial Services
Builder: Roberts Pizzarotti
Plumber: Boone & Willard
Wynyard Place will be one of Australia’s premier commercial and retail precincts due to its architectural design, location in the heart of the Sydney CBD and its integration with one of the city’s busiest commuter nodes, Wynyard.
The development will transform the Wynyard area, as well as being a hub for office workers, commuters, shoppers and the community at large.
The centrepiece is a 27-level PCA Premium Grade commercial tower (10 Carrington) offering world-class facilities, amenities and finishes to set a new standard in workplace design.
The development will also include the restoration of Shell House and 285 George Street, both these two heritage buildings will be returned to their original use as prestigious office buildings. Wynyard Lane will be revitalised, and a major upgrade completed to Wynyard Station’s George Street entrance connecting to a grand transit hall and public concourse.
At this stage of the project mgp has completed the Sydney Water authority major works stormwater design.
Developer: Brookfield Property Partners
Plumber: Axis Plumbing
Architect: Architectus / Make Architects (UK)
William Inglis Thoroughbred Arena and Hotel
The new William Inglis development, adjacent to Warwick Farm Racecourse, includes an Accor hotel with pool, bar, restaurants and conference facilities, 10 hospitality function centres, thoroughbred auctioneer arena, parade and pre-parade ground, stables for up to 1,000 thoroughbred horses, grooming facilities including wash areas, horse walker, lunge area, feed store, isolation stalls and truck wash zone.
mgp were engaged to undertake the hydraulic services incorporating; fire hydrant and fire hose reels, potable cold water, rainwater reuse, natural gas, hot/warm water, trade waste drainage and plumbing, sanitary drainage and plumbing, along with stormwater design.
This project proposed a number of challenges, including dealing with rainwater reuse for irrigation and the demand for over 600,000 litres to facilitate the site, the limited infrastructure on the existing precinct, the originally the design included multiple sewer pump stations, a costly set up with high maintenance costs.
Our solution involved reducing the number of sewer pump stations to one central plant using a gravity sewer. This ensured a high standard of waste water, back into Sydney Water's infrastructure, MGP included a muffin monster treatment plant and chemical dosing unit to reduce sulphite levels.
The project was completed at the end of 2018.
Award: 2018 Winner MBA Best Hospitality Building (new) $100M+
Client: William Inglis & Son
Builder: FDC Construction
Plumber: DW Plumbing
Architect: Timothy Court & Co
Roselands Shopping Centre
Roselands Shopping Centre in suburban south Sydney is currently undergoing a $90 million transformation, the first stage will be unveiled in mid 2019, with further stages scheduled for 2023.
mgp are currently working on the hydraulic workshop design drawings for the project.
The first stage of the redevelopment will see the fresh food marketplace increase by 2000 square metres and 70 new retailers, with the space redesigned to include five new speciality areas; market hall, marketplace, atrium, laneway and pantry, as well as a refurbishment of the centre's aesthetic entries and common areas.
Owner: Vicinity Centres
Plumber: Hanna Brothers
Architect: The Buchan Group
105 Phillips Street Parramatta
MGP were engaged to complete the hydraulic design for the 12 storey office tower, along with undertaking the Sydney Water sewer deviation design and Water Main amplification.
The 25,000-square-metre A-grade office development will be home to 1,800 Department of Education employees from March 2018, and has been designed in collaboration with the Department of Education to provide a "contemporary, functional, flexible and efficient workspace".
Developer: DEXUS Property Group
Plumber: Smart Plumbing
Architect: Bates Smart
Harbord Diggers Freshwater
The new redevelopment of the Harbord Diggers on the Northern Beaches provided mgp with the opportunity to develop the hydraulic design for construction, along with processing the Sydney Water Building Plan Approval and Section 73 application.
This large multi dwelling and commercial site will house 96 units, speciality retail outlets, Club, indoor pool and gym, along with extensive underground parking.
The complexities of the site arose from designing and constructing the new services while working around a temporary Club still in operation.
The existing infrastructure was not sufficient to meet the demands of the new buildings notably that of water supply for drinking and fire fighting purposes. As such mgp designed water tanks which work specifically to supplement the authority water main, without putting stress on their existing infrastructure. The project design will enable this large commercial and residential site to have no impact on the local authority services, and provided efficient and effective amenities to the site.
Project completed in 2018.
Client: The Mounties Group
Project Manager: Cerno
Plumber: Smart Plumbing
Warriewood Shopping Centre - Warriewood
mgp were part of the team involved with the re-develop and improvement of the facilities at Warriewood Shopping Centre.
The objective of the project was to increase the Centres retail premises by 50% and double the car parking; which involved a three level car park with undercover parking.
mgp’s hydraulic design services were required to design a pump station and drainage solution, fire protection and expanding the existing fire hydrant protection service at the Centre, providing a better and safer facility.
The challenge rose from the shopping centre’s location, within the reclaimed Warriewood wetlands, high water table and close to sea level. mgp designed an efficient pumping solution to convey effluent into the Sydney Water sewage system.
Client: Federation Centres
Plumber: Smart Plumbing Solutions
Architect: BN Group
Ikea Marsden Park
We are always looking for effective and efficient solutions for clients. The new distribution centre for Ikea at Marsden Park was one such project.
Originally the design had been for three sewer pump stations to support this large site. Each sewer pump station would require regular maintenance and associated running costs. MGP was briefed on the project to use our hydraulic expertise, and provide workshop drawings for the plumbing contractor.
MGP's solution was to reduce the number of sewer pump stations to one, and use two gravity sewer connections to Sydney Water sewer mains. The benefit for the client meant only one pump station to maintain and run, instead of the original three, and significant cost savings for Ikea in the long term. Given the large site, and extended distances from the satellite office, one pump station was unavoidable within the design, but utilising the gravity sewer connections means a more effective, efficient and cost saving solution.
Builder: FDC Construction
Plumber: DW Plumbing
169 Macquarie Street Parramatta
169 Macquarie Street Parramatta was 'Stage One' of the Parramatta Square development, completed in late 2015.
The development provided Parramatta with an exciting new precinct, comprising of a new fifteen-storey building including plant area on the rooftop, fourteen-stories now occupied as the campus dwelling for the University of Western Sydney.
The development named Parramatta Square included around 190,000sqm of retail and commercial developments along with more than 500 apartments, new council facilities, library and community centre.
mgp were invited to provide Sydney Water services on this large development including the Section 73 application and certification, and the sewer deviation design and approval required on the development.
Client: Charter Hall
Service consultant: WSP
221 Miller Street North Sydney
North Sydney continues its makeover and the Sydney Water team at mgp worked with the project team on the redevelopment of 221 Miller Street. This 14 Storey 54 strata office suite was sold in 2017 and during 2018 transformed into 169 residential units, 100 serviced apartments, parking, conference facilities and a food and beverage retail offering.
The site is situated over a Sydney Water sewer and required a sewer deviation; design and approval, along with amplification of the Water Main in Miller Street to accommodate the expansion and increasing demand on the existing infrastructure.
Client: Yuhu Group
Builder: Richard Crookes Construction
Architect: PTW Architects