Innovation Quarter Westmead – Stage 1

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Client: Charter Hall & University of Western Sydney
Architect: Architectus
Delivery Form: Design & Construction
Location: Parramatta, NSW
Value: $67m
Completion date: December 2021

Innovation Quarter is a new development by Charter Hall, in close collaboration with Western Sydney University, that provides a multidisciplinary research space to allow collaboration between business, health and research.

Stage 1 consists of an 7-storey building plus 2 basement levels of car parking with 12,000m² of mixed-use research, education, Grade-A commercial, health and retail space targeting a 5 Star Green Star rating, and silver WELL shell and core rating. Works include the Integrated fitout including finishes and services.

Key features of the project include:

  • Public realm spaces to create an activated precinct situated 200m to Westmead Railway Station, close proximity to the new Parramatta Light Rail and walking distance to Westmead Hospital Campus.
  • Environmentally sustainable building with whole of life considerations and impressive End of Trip facilities to encourage greener transport options.
  • Flexibility to meet the needs of a wide range of incoming tenants
  • Integrated high quality fit out

6 Hassall Street Parramatta: Innovation Hub

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Client: Charter Hall & University of Western Sydney
Architect: Blight Rayner
Delivery Form: Design & Construction
Location: Parramatta, NSW
Value: $114m
Completion date: August 2021

The 6 Hassall Street project is a collaboration between Charter Hall and Western Sydney University to deliver a world class education and innovation hub. 6 Hassall Street boasts a stunning ‘triple-height’ entry precinct with an activated ground floor public plaza complemented by food, beverage and retail providers. Coupled with dynamic university showcase spaces, user experience labs and technology-rich installations, it’s a place to stimulate the best ideas in the brightest minds.

Built around a future-ready digital spine, it’s the perfect home for ambitious, forward-thinking businesses. This contract is the design and construction of a 19-storey building comprising:

  • Basement/lower ground level including car parking, a loading dock, back-of-house storage and plant, end-of-trip facilities and tertiary institution floor space
  • Ground level including retail tenancies, tenant lobby floor space, a commercial office lobby, plant equipment and driveway ramp
  • Above ground levels comprising PCA A-Grade commercial floor space
  • Mid-rise and rooftop terraces and plant equipment
  • Landscaping and public domain works

Watt St Commercial

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Client: Watt St Commercial Pty Ltd & Stronach Property
Architect: Crone Partners
Delivery Form: Design and Construct
Location: Newcastle, NSW
Value: $14m
Completion date: December 2013

Watt Street Commercial consisted of the refurbishment to the existing David Maddison research facility into 6 levels of open plan, Green Star and 4.5 Star Nabers Rated, A Grade Commercial office space. The project also includes a 200 seat lecture theatre, secure on-site parking, landscaped courtyard and entry foyer cafe featuring a living green wall. (Gross Floor Area of approx 8600m2).

Major demolition works were undertaken to clear out all of the existing partitions before work began on creating this prime commercial centre. The building received:

  • Brand new façade cladding, sunshade louvres and glazing all round;
  • Four large terraces were given a major overhaul including tiling and glazed balustrades;
  • The iconic existing curved concrete facades were given new life through pressure cleaning and painting as well as the external concrete columns;
  • Additions of a café space, large atrium, vertical garden, timber feature wall, carefully selected tiles, architecturally designed landscaping and all new footpaths to surrounds.
  • The electrical, hydraulic, mechanical, fire, security and lift services were completely re-designed and installed new, to comply with greenstar regulations.
  • Extension of the southern end of the building from Level 4 to roof.

Tuggeranong Office Park

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Client: Cromwell Property Group
Architect: Nettleton Tribe
Delivery Form: Design & Construct
Location: Tuggeranong, ACT
Value: $180m JV with FDC
Completion date: September 2017

RCC partnered with FDC to deliver a new 8 level commercial office building for the Australian Government Department of Social Services, consisting of:

  • 50,000m2 gross building area
  • 30,500m2 NLA (Nett Lettable Area)
  • One basement level
  • Lower and Ground Levels consisting office areas, building operation, entry, amenities and shared areas
  • 4 upper office areas with amenities and open atrium
  • Roof Level (1) plant room area
  • Temporary car parking and external works

 

Key features of the project include:

  • 5 Star Green Star Design and As-Built Base Build
  • 4 Star Green Star Design and As-Built Fit Out
  • 4.5 Star NABERS rating

Walsh Bay Arts Precinct

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Client: Infrastructure NSW
Architect: Tonkin Zulaikha Greer Architects
Delivery Form: Managing Contractor
Location: Dawes Point, NSW
Value: $250m+
Completion date: December 2020 (Wharf 4/5), October 2021 (Pier 2/3)

The rejuvenation of the Walsh Bay Arts Precinct will create a public arts and cultural hub on Sydney’s famous waterfront, while preserving its unique, iconic heritage.

The project will double the arts and cultural space at Walsh Bay, with the creation of new arts facilities and performance venues in Pier 2/3 and refurbished facilities in Wharf 4/5.

On completion, the revitalised Walsh Bay Arts precinct will be home to an expanded group of prestigious companies: Sydney Theatre Company, Sydney Dance Company, Bangarra Dance Theatre, Sydney Philharmonia Choirs, Gondwana Choirs, The Song Company, Bell Shakespeare, Australian Chamber Orchestra and Australian Theatre for Young People. In their rejuvenated home these companies will add to the vibrancy and diversity of Sydney’s night time economy, increase cultural participation and enable a range of new local jobs.

32 Smith Street, Parramatta

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Client: GPT Group
Architect: Fender Katsalidis
Delivery Form: Design and Construction
Location: Parramatta, NSW
Value: $139m
Completion date: December 2020

RCC is currently managing the design and construction of a 28 storey, A grade commercial tower in Parramatta.

Set to become a landmark building in the Western Sydney hub of Parramatta, the building will include:

  • Ground floor retail
  • 4 levels of podium car park for 113 vehicles and 132 bicycles
  • Public domain improvements; including two new laneway links known as James Lane to the east and William Lane to the south, and enhancements to Phillip and Smith Streets
  • 19 levels of commercial office space
  • Laneway works.

The building is a Smart building with a vision to create Parramatta’s smartest building that provides a compelling urban response to the surrounding context and is emblematic of Parramatta’s Smart City Vision. It will also integrate Comfy App technology, enabling occupants to take control of their environment via their smartphones.

Oran Park Commercial 1

Oran Park

Client: Greenfields Development Company
Architect: Allen Jack & Cottier
Delivery Form: Design and Construction
Location: Oran Park, NSW
Value: $45m
Completion date: April 2020

The project involves the design and construction of a new 6 storey, 20,000m2 commercial building that incorporates the following key features:

  • 3 Storey Basement Carpark with a total of 320 vehicle spaces and 20 motorcycle spaces
  • 3 Passenger Lifts servicing 9 Levels & 1 Car Lift servicing the roof
  • Landscaped roof-top terrace
  • Associated street level landscaping works; and
  • Dedicated loading / delivery dock area

Huntingwood Data Centre

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Architect: DEM Australia
Delivery Form: Design and Construct
Location: Huntingtonwood, NSW
Value: $87.8m
Completion date: September 2017

Design and construction of phase one included the delivery of a 12,000sqm data centre facility comprising of a two level data centre which was broken into 8 data halls boosting 20mw of capacity cooled by 20 CRAC (Computer Room Air Conditioning) units per hall (100 in total). The tech building spanning 4,800m2 over 3 stories located adjacent to the main data hall will facilitate all the amenities and tenant areas for current and future use including meeting and communications rooms, and 3 lifts.

165 Phillip Street

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Client: Barana Group
Architect: Smart Design Studio
Delivery Form: Design & Construct
Location: Sydney, NSW
Value: $25m
Completion date: May 2018

The 165 Philip Street project involved the alterations and additions to an existing commercial building, including facade restoration works, internal building upgrades, fit-out of new offices, provision for new retail spaces and restaurant spaces.

The works are the refurbishment of the existing building while maintaining an active hotel on Level 6 to Level 9.The existing structure is understood to be constructed from steel and concrete frame .

New entrances were created on both street frontages with steel and glass awnings providing weather protection . The public domain was also upgraded on Phillip Street inclusive of paving works and new lighting. The commercial fitout consists of plasterboard walls with high specification applied finishes to the walls and flooring.

Khartoum Road Commercial, North Ryde

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Client: Goodman Property Services (Aust) Pty Limited
Architect: Fitzpatrick + Partners
Delivery Form: Design & Construct
Location: North Ryde, NSW
Value: $31.6 m
Completion date: March 2017

This project involves the construction of a Goodman Corporate office building, inclusive of a 5 levels of commercial office space with 11,200m2 of GFA.
Included in the works was:
• 4 carpark basement levels with 11,340m2 GFA including; 251 Car spaces , 12 Motorbike spaces and 98 Bicycle spaces
• 4 passenger /Good lifts servicing 10 levels
• Ground Floor with 2,900m2 GFA including a Gymnasium, Showroom, Coffee Shop, Loading Dock, Service Rooms & Amenities
• Building height of 30m (RL 82.500)

The building achieved 4.5 Star NABERS rating, 4 star Green Star design rating and is a Property Council of Australia Grade A Office Space
The site boasts close proximity to public transport and major roadways, to allow for an accessible commute for employees.