King’s Leigh is a masterplanned community comprised of 500 lots located in Werribee, Victoria.
Spiire provided multi-disciplinary services for this project, including planning, surveying, engineering, integrated water, landscape architecture and visual media. Work began on the development in early 2014 with the first title settlements completed in late 2016.
Throughout the development process, significant engineering infrastructure was implemented. The sewerage lift station provided not only King’s Leigh with critical infrastructure but also the surrounding area allowing for future development. Spiire worked closely with the manufacturer and installer to ensure these key works for City West Water were delivered on time and within budget.
The drainage corridor that intersects the development provides great amenity for the community, whilst adhering to the strict design parameters. Spiire led negotiations with key stakeholders to ensure all criteria were met, prompting further development within the catchment.
Extensive discussions, negotiations and work with the license owner of the neighboring petrochemical pipelines helped set new standards surrounding the process for assessing and protecting these significant assets. We believe our ongoing, close relationship and trust with the licensee enabled us to undertake works without the need for an expensive pipeline replacement.
Our Landscape team’s vision was to view the park as an opportunity for exploratory and imaginative play for children of all ages and abilities. We engaged a fairy-tale theme for the playspace, incorporating bright colours and unique ideas.
The park includes a playground area inspired by the integration of art in the landscape. The varied and non-prescriptive playspace provides the opportunity to build motor-skills and encourage active play behaviours.
When complete, King’s Leigh People’s Park will become the hub of the surrounding community. The 4.6 hectares of landscaped parkland and waterway reserves will connect the sophisticated design style of the development to the natural landscape.
As part of a community welcome day our visual media team, created an immersive virtual reality (VR) environment of the King’s Leigh People’s Park. The VR environment enabled children of all ages and their carers to experience the future playspace in a dynamic and life-like forum. The team also provided 3D still renders for promotional material.
King’s Leigh is scheduled for completion in 2018.
Below: 360 artist’s view of the King’s Leigh People’s Park.