Sydney Modern Art Museum
MGP are thrilled to have been nominated to complete the Sydney Water design work and approvals for the new Sydney Modern Art Museum.
The Sydney Modern Project will enhance the site to the north of the existing Gallery, comprising two grassed concrete platforms, one being the land bridge over the Eastern Distributor and Cahill Expressway, the other being the roof on top of two decommissioned WWII naval oil tanks. The new building will be constructed primarily on top of the oil tanks and most of the land bridge will remain open space with a new outdoor public Art Garden. The re-use of one of the tanks into a unique contemporary art space will provide public access to this State asset for the first time.
Full details of the project coming shortly.
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.
In 2019 the mgp Sydney Water team worked on the design and approval for the relocation of the sewer to enable the development of a new multi level basement and 18 storey vertical campus. Both our Section 73 and Building Plan Approval team assisted with this essential early works stage.
In 2020 mgp was engaged to complete the hydraulic design workshop drawings for the campus.
The campus is set to open for teaching in early 2022.
Client: Western Sydney University
Plumber: Boone & Willard Plumbing
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.
MGP are proud to be completing the hydraulic and fire design for another data centre in Sydney. The team have worked on a number of these projects over the last few years, providing solutions for a design that doesn’t use the standard sprinkler system due to the sensitivities of using water around the electrical systems in these centres.
Our designs ensure that the extensive computing and networking equipment housed in the centres will remain cool and safe, avoiding overheating and damage to the data.
Due to confidentiality clients' names have not been listed.
For further information please contact the design team on 02 9451 7555.
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, landscaped gardens on multiple levels 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 engaged to complete the hydraulic and fire services tender D&C documentation for the project.
Challenges: The site provides a few interesting challenges; it sits in water charged ground and a flood affected zone. In addition the landscaped gardens on multiple levels require highly effective drainage. Working closely with the design team; architects and the structural engineers the team is completing the design ready for tender.
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 prescriptive requirements.
Competition Design: Stanisic Architects
Document Architect: DKO
Macquarie University’s largest and most transformative project, a program worth $500 million commenced this year in May. As part of the design team, including Architectus, FDC and D&W Plumbing, MGP are completing the hydraulic services design for the new buildings which will serve a variety of functions and deliver modernised social and educational infrastructure at the very heart of the campus.
It will reopen in 2021 in the form of a revitalised and replanted Central Courtyard surrounded by one existing, and three new buildings that have been designed to be lighter and brighter, creating a new vibrancy and dynamism for all to enjoy.
MGP are involved with four key projects on the campus:
Central Courtyard Precinct
Water Feature Design
The historical Lincoln Building, an architectural icon on the campus, will undergo internal and façade refurbishment. The upper levels will accommodate student learning and research spaces, a new home for the Research Office, with the ground floor offering speciality food outlets that open onto the new Central Courtyard.
The largest element of the project, the five level Central Courtyard building (1 Central Courtyard) will house a new bar, courtyard, food/retail outlets, commercial kitchen and function facilities along with formal teaching spaces, informal learning areas and a student Auditorium
The third part of the precinct project involves the two brand new student residential towers with up to 341 beds to be offered in this initial stage. These towers will also offer end of trip facilities and common break out areas for relaxing. The student accommodation bathrooms will be prefabricated pods, which will require MGP to provide a high degree of coordination for slab penetration.
The final element of the project will be the water feature designed by Goodwin MGP.
Due for completion: 2021
Client: Macquarie University
Builder: FDC Construction
Plumber: DW Plumbing