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  • Western Sydney University & UNSW Engineering Innovation Hub

    Parramatta continues boosting its place as the second CBD in the greater Sydney metropolitan area with its announcement in February of the new ‘Engineering Innovation Hub’. This joint venture between the University of New South Wales (UNSW) and the Western Sydney University (WSU) will offer a world class ‘Engineering Innovation Hub’ on the current site of the Commercial Hotel in the Parramatta CBD.

    The development is set to cost $280M and the project will be completed by Charter Hall. Charter Hall built the $220M PSQ1 (Parramatta Square 1) 14 story vertical campus for the Western Sydney University, completing it in 2017 just metres away from the current proposal for this University.

    The two universities are developing a custom-designed, 15-storey, 27,000 sqm vertical Hub at Hassall Street to house a joint undergraduate engineering program alongside Western Sydney University’s architecture and business courses.

    Complications in the project arose from the sewer running through the site and the necessity to develop a new multi levelled basement. A sewer deviation into Hassall Street was not available, and detailed designs were completed which included a sewer deviation within the site and the sewer to be suspend in the basement.

    Completion set for 2021.

    Developer: Charter Hall

    Architect: Tzannes and Blight Rayner Architecture 
    Western Sydney University & UNSW Engineering Innovation Hub
  • Western Sydney University - Bankstown

    The new Bankstown campus forms part of the Western Sydney University growth strategy – an impressive program of works reshaping the University’s campus network, including establishing new vertical campuses within the growth centres of Western Sydney.

    Located between Bankstown’s Council administration building, Library and Knowledge Centre, the campus will provide new jobs, educational opportunities and revitalise the heart of Bankstown.  

    The mgp Sydney Water team have been working closely with the project team on the design and approval for the relocation of the sewer to enable the development of a new multi level basement and 19 storey vertical campus.  Both our Section 73 and Building Plan Approval team have been assisting with this essential early works stage.

    The campus is set to open for teaching in early 2022.

    Client: Western Sydney University

    Architect: Lyons

    Western Sydney University - Bankstown
  • NSW Government New Schools - Smalls Road Ryde

    The NSW Government's 2018/19 Budget includes $6 billion over four years to deliver more than 170 new and upgraded schools. A further $160 million has also been invested as part of the record $747 million maintenance investment announced last year. This is the largest investment in public education infrastructure in the history of NSW. 

    MGP worked on numerous schools projects over the last few years including Rainbow Street Primary, Alexandria Park Community School, Ultimo Temporary School, Bardia Public, and Randwick Public School. Our involvement ranged from Sydney Water design work, Sydney Water Section 73 and Building Plan Approval through to Hydraulic and Civil design. 

    This year we are excited to start work on the new primary school at Smalls Road in Ryde, which will be offering a teaching space for 1,000 students. 

    MGP are working on the hydraulic design and Sydney Water approval for the project that will include 43 learning spaces to accommodate up to 1,000 students, including three special education classrooms, three special purpose rooms, hall, two storey library, covered outdoor learning areas (COLAs), out of school hours care facilities, canteen, administration facilities, multi-purpose sports courts; and kiss and ride area and 47 car spaces.

    Client:  NSW Government

    Builder:  Richard Crookes Construction

    Plumber:  Commodore Plumbing

    Architect:  Collard Maxwell

     

    NSW Government New Schools - Smalls Road Ryde
  • Shore - Sydney Church of England Grammar School North Sydney

    Physical Education Centre

    At the end of 2018 MGP were nominated to work on the hydraulic design and Sydney Water approvals, with FDC Construction on the redevelopment of the prestigious Shore School gym, pool and learning spaces.

    The new Shore Physical Education Centre (SPEC) will offer 11 new dynamic and flexible learning spaces and seminar rooms adjacent to new open spaces and courtyards. It will also include a modern indoor 50m pool with 8 lanes, a Multi-Purpose Sports Complex with basketball courts, tiered seating, gymnastics and weights rooms and other facilities.

    Client:  Sydney Church of England Grammar School

    Builder:  FDC Construction

    Plumber:  DW Plumbing

    Architect:  Cox Architects

    Shore - Sydney Church of England Grammar School North Sydney
  • Kincoppal School Rose Bay

    mgp were involved with three projects at Kincoppal School, Rose Bay, involving civil, mechanical, electrical and hydraulic design.

    The first involved the refurbishment of the Junior School Administration area. The existing mechanical, electrical and hydraulic systems were upgraded to suit the new floor plan. An extension of the existing fire hydrant system, and the inclusion of a fire hydrant pump were incorporated within the design to meet code requirements.

    The second project involves the development of the old 25m swimming pool, transforming this area into a deck and amphitheatre.

    The third, and largest of the projects, is the development of a new Year 12 Learning Hub.  Designed by BVN Architects, the existing gymnasium will be transformed into a multi level-learning hub within the existing structure. mgp will be designing the civil, mechanical, electrical and hydraulic requirements of the new hub, utilising the existing infrastructure to offer the state of the art facilities at the school.

    Client:  Kincoppal-Rose Bay School of the Sacred Heart

    Project Management: Sandrick

    Builder:  Cadwell Construction

    Architect:  BVN Architects 

    Kincoppal School Rose Bay
  • University of Sydney - Chau Chak Wing Museum

    This exciting new museum development at the University of Sydney comprises of the redevelopment of two of the University’s historic Macleay and adjacent Edgeworth David Building and a new connecting modern extension. The new museum will offer a 240-seat lecture theatre, 1,800 square metres of exhibition space, conservation laboratories, and a suite of exhibition galleries. 

    The University of Sydney was established as Australia's first tertiary institution in 1850. 

    By 1862 the Darlington Campus, home to many heritage buildings, was established including the Great Hall, the Anderson Stuart Building (also known as the old medical school), Sydney College of the Arts and the Quadrangle. The architect Edmund Blacket designed the original Neo-Gothic sandstone Quadrangle and Great Tower buildings, and today the campus is ranked in the top 10 of the world's most beautiful universities*. 

    Maintaining the integrity of a place of beauty, and heritage listed buildings, can cause issues with the necessity to further develop a growing university campus. The proposed new Chau Chak Wing Museum had such an issue. The requirement to extend existing services – gas and water, to facilitate the new development meant services needed to be taken 150 metres across the stunning forecourt.

    In addition to the hydraulic workshop drawings for the building MGP were briefed to find a solution which would achieve servicing the new development and minimise impact on the existing amenities, students and faculty staff. 

    Standard processes for such a project could include boring 3 metres under the forecourt, allowing for a bored tunnel for each service; one the gas main and another for a water main to meet the prescriptive requirements of the Australian Standards. Another option would be excavation of an open trench, involving road closures, OH&S issues and night work. Both would be considerably expensive and timely. 

    Working closely with the Department of Fair Trading MGP developed detailed designs which included two services in the same bore hole, the construction methodology enabled clearances around the services to be achieved, and additional voids allowed for grout filing of the bore hole after the pipe was inserted. This solution meant the services were maintenance free, had minimal impact on the University Campus, could be done within a feasible timeframe and where considerably cost effective in comparison to standard processes for such a sensitive project. 

    Client:  The University of Sydney

    Builder:  FDC Construction

    Plumber:  DW Plumbing 

    Architect:  JPW

    *UK The Daily Telegraph

    University of Sydney - Chau Chak Wing Museum
  • University of Sydney - Life, Earth and Environmental Sciences Facility

    mgp were excited to be part of the team that worked on the construction of the new Life, Earth and Environmental Sciences facility at the University of Sydney. The nature of the building and the Science facility provides an opportunity for the construction team to use materials and systems that are sustainable and have a minimal impact on the environment. 

    From a hydraulic perspective not only will materials be carefully selected but the multiple water systems involved; supplying drinking water, non drinking water, will also include reverse and flow osmosis technology for pure water for the research labratories. Lab waste will require a specialised drainage system involving pre-treatment before entering the main Sydney Water system.  mgp also proposed symphonic drainage as this system provides flexibility as it doesn’t have the constraints associated with a proprietory system and its associated costs.

    MGP designed the fire hydrant, hose reel and storage, ensuring they comply with the National Construction Code of Australia (NCC).

    Client:  University of Sydney

    Builder:  Richard Crookes Construction

    Plumber:  Boone & Willard

    Architect:  HDR Rice Daubney

    University of Sydney - Life, Earth and Environmental Sciences Facility
  • University of NSW - Material Science and Engineering Building

    mgp are proud of the recent award we received as part of a team of designers and builders for the Materials Science and Engineering Building (MSEB) at the University of NSW. This project won the Master Builders Australia (MBA) National Awards for Excellence in Construction - Best Tertiary Building $50,000,000 and over. 

    The University of NSW undertook a major project to provide new infrastructure to their Physical Sciences precinct. This nine-storey building will provide facilities of laboratory spaces, teaching and learning areas as well as workshop and research spaces.

    mgp provided the design and coordination of hydraulic services using Revit 3D modelling. Services include drinking, non-drinking and laboratory water supply, sanitary, trade waste and laboratory drainage. 

    Award: (MBA) National Awards for Excellence in Construction - Best Tertiary Building $50,000,000+

    Client:  University of NSW

    Builder:  Multiplex

    Plumbers:  Boone & Willard

    Architect:  Grimshaw

    University of NSW - Material Science and Engineering Building
  • University of NSW - Roundhouse

    In July 2016 the iconic UNSW Roundhouse closed for an extensive renovation and refurbishment. Whilst the character and uniqueness of the space was to be retained the new space featured significant upgrades both internally and externally. 

    mgp worked on the hydraulic workshop drawings and trade waste design for the newly renovated UNSW Roundhouse. The upgrade in facilities included student lounges, main event space, bar, bistro, function rooms and meeting spaces.

    Important to the project was maintaining the integrity of the building whilst modernising the outdated facilities. mgp were briefed to significantly increase the capacity of the kitchen, enabling this facility to cater for large scale events.

    Project completed in mid 2017.

    Client:  University of NSW

    Builder:  Multiplex

    Plumber:  Boone & Willard

    Architect:  Tonkin Zulaikha Greer

    University of NSW - Roundhouse
  • UTS – Thomas Street Building

    mgp completed the hydraulic and fire hydrant design, along with the Sydney Water Services for this exciting, and award winning, development at the University of Technology (UTS)

    As part of the University’s development plan, the four storey Facility of Science and Graduate School of Health development included a café, teaching and research labs, social spaces and Alumni Green roof. The building is a key element of the University's $1 billion City Campus 2020 Masterplan.

    Award: 2015 Sustainabilty Awards - Public Building and Urban Design prize

    Client:  University of Technology

    Builder:  Richard Crookes Construction

    Plumber:  Boone & Willard

    Architect:  Durbach Block Jaggers and BVN

    UTS – Thomas Street Building
  • UTS – Broadway Building

    The new Facility of Engineering and Information Technology is an innovative 14-storey structure, which accommodates 4,300 students and 500 staff.

    With 23,500sqm of useable floor space, it provides students and academics with interactive breakout spaces. A wide podium on levels 3-7 overlooks Broadway and Alumni Green, houses the bulk of the social student focused areas including UTS Library, scholarly reading rooms, learning commons, collaborative classrooms, theatres and Student Services Hub. Level 9 above the podium accommodates additional research spaces, presenting as a twisting rotating external form reaching upwards.

    mgp’s role in this development was to design and provide hydraulic services with special requirements including rainwater re-use and urinal waste storage to extract phosphate for agriculture/fertilser research. 

    Client:  University of Technology

    Builder:  Lendlease

    Plumber:  Boone & Willard

    Architect:  FJMT / Lacoste + Stevenson / Daryl Jackson Robin Dyke

    UTS – Broadway Building

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