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Engineering in the Pub: Australian Technology Park – Adaptive Re-Use of Heritage Structures
October 2, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pmFree
This month we will hear about the Australian Technology Park project and the challenges of working on heritage structures.
Australian Technology Park – Adaptive Re-Use of Heritage Structures – Presented by Nicholas Sheldrake, Senior Structural Engineer at Arcadis
Historically, Australian Technology Park (ATP) was used for railway maintenance, storage and other associated industries. Use of the site as marshalling yards and workshops formed part of a large railway-based precinct on both sides of the main railway line, dating from 1882 and growing in size until its closure in 1989. Since this time, the precinct has been progressively redeveloped and repurposed. The redevelopment of the Locomotive Workshop is part of Mirvac’s redevelopment strategy for the ATP precinct and next phase of urban regeneration.
The design challenges associated with the adaptive re-use of an existing heritage structure posed many constraints on the design that required innovative engineering to provide the client with cost effective solutions.
The presentation will provide an insight into the project, and the various problem solving processes and outcomes that Arcadis contributed to the design team.