Spiire was engaged by Porter Pelchen Properties to provide integrated Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Landscape Architecture, Surveying, Water Engineering and Visual Media services for the design and delivery of the 418 residential lot Conroy’s Green estate.
This 37-hectare development is located just outside Ballarat CBD in the thriving western growth corridor and includes 2.6 hectares of public open space, enhanced with landscape features and linked to a wetland area with shared footpaths to encourage residents to explore the open space areas.
Our Civil Engineering team was initially engaged to undertake a feasibility study and cost estimate for the development. After accelerating the design and construction timeline in response to strong buyer demand, we have delivered seven residential stages to date including road and intersection design.
We have worked closely with our Water Engineering team on the detailed design of drainage, sewer, portable water reticulation, retention basins and Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD). Our Electrical Engineering team has also delivered the electrical masterplan in addition to electrical reticulation design.
Our Landscape Architecture team developed a landscape masterplan and is designing the estate’s streetscapes and three key open spaces to provide quality outdoor amenities for future residents. The main local park includes a play space that responds to the needs of young families, while a second park provides informal sports facilities including a multicourt area for young adults.
Working together with our civil and water engineers, our landscape architects are also providing landscape design for a wetland that adjoins the informal sports area.
The project presents a number of challenges including large amounts of rock encountered on site and issues around sewer and drainage servicing that will see the need for a sewer pump station and rising main. It is anticipated that all rock encountered on site will be crushed for re-use to reduce environmental impacts of the development. This includes creative and educational repurposing in the estate’s play spaces, as an innovative and functional use of local materials.
Our Surveying team is providing a range of services to assist in the design and construction of the development including feature and level survey, boundary re-establishment, sewer and water asset recording and semi-regular UAV drone flights over the development to monitor construction progress. Working together with our Visual Media team, this aerial photography is enhanced to create interactive 360-degree panorama project updates.
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