MPavilion

Location: Queen Victoria Gardens, Melbourne, VIC

Client: KANE Constructions

Date: July 2018 – October 2018

Ace Landscape Services was involved in the construction of the fifth MPavilion for KANE Constructions, designed by Barcelona-based architect Carme Pinós. Open from October 2018 through to February 2019, it’s host to a list of events including yoga, dance classes, music and of course a conversation evening event with Carme herself. The MPavilion kiosk is open daily stocked with coffee, snacks and licenced beverages. An iconic Melbourne event which we are very proud to be a part of.

Cowes Jetty Triangle

Location: Phillip Island, Victoria

Client: Bass Coast Council

Date: October 2017 – September 2018

As part of the Phillip Island Cowes Revitalisation Project, ACE undertook the redevelopment of the Jetty Triangle. ACE’s scope for this design and construction project included demolition of the existing facilities, installation of terraced, grassed areas for community events, new pathways and landscaping. Accessibility for all persons will be a significant feature of the project.  Ace is proud to have been a part of this exciting project that will surely enhance the infrastructure for the local community.

Cowes Jetty Triangle before construction:

Ace’s scope included:

  • Complete Concept Design, Function design and Detailed design
  • Obtain Planning permit and Council approvals and undertake community liaison
  • Design Install Street and feature lighting
  • Demolition of existing car park
  • Construction of new retaining wall, feature paving &  new pedestrian piazza
  • passive lawn areas and garden beds

WEHI Child Care Centre

Location: Parkville, Vic

Client: KANE Constructions

Date: January 2018 – July 2018

Ace Landscape worked on the WEHI (Walter Eliza Hall Institute) Child Care Centre in Parkville for KANE Constructions. The 5 level centre caters for combined activities including the childcare itself as well as health and consultation services. As well as the play areas, the Ace Landscape team also did the external hardscape and carpark for the centre. A great job by all and what an extremely lucky group of kids who get to play here!

      

 

The centre is a first of its kind for a medical research Institute in Australia.

Professor Doug Hilton states “I am deeply proud to deliver on the Institute’s commitment to our families and gender equity in science by providing vital services and opportunities to parents dedicating their working lives to the wellbeing of our communities.”

Grey River Bridge Replacement

Location: Great Ocean Road, Victoria

Client: VicRoads South Western Region

Date: August 2017 – June 2018

The original Great Ocean Rd Bridge over the Grey River was constructed in 1963 and is coming to the end of its service life, requiring replacement. The existing structure consists of a single span, u-slab beam and deck with W-beam railing. Complexities of the site include the existing carriageway being located on a hairpin bend and the road has a sharp dip, with the bridge at the low point. There are two carparks either side of the bridge, but there is no pedestrian access between them. The southern carpark has beach access, which ACE maintained during construction.

The newly designed structure and approaches:

  • Raise the road level by up to 1m, to correct the severe dip at the bridge.
  • Straighten the bend slightly to increase the posed speed through the bend.

ACE’s scope includes the installation and construction of new 25m long integral Super-T bridge beams, supported by 8 No. 1m dia piles, socketed 2m into bedrock. The new bridge also has medium to high containment steel bridge railing at either side, new kerb and channel, with side entry pits allowing better stormwater drainage into Grey River below.

 

 

Bunjil Eagle Relocation, Docklands

Location: Docklands, Vic

Client: Lendlease

Date:  April 2018

The eagle sculpture, a Docklands landmark since 2002, was inspired by Bunjil, the eaglehawk that is regarded as the spirit creator of the Kulin nations, which include the Wurundjeri people.

The 25-metre eagle designed by Melbourne sculptor Bruce Armstrong is located in the median strip of Wurundjeri Way. The site is currently under construction and after much discussion the sculpture is to stay in its home, just shifting seven meters to allow for new development.


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A HUGE congratulations to our Landscape team (namely Jesse and Brendan) who couldn’t wipe the smile off their faces when the eagle landed. 

Monash University Landscaping

Location: Monash University Caulfield Campus

Client: Turner & Townsend Thinc Pty Ltd (on behalf of Monash University)

Date:  August 2017 – March 2018

In May 2017, Ace Landscape services was awarded works in excess of $10m to revitalise Monash University’s Caulfield Campus. The contracted works were the implementation of the Taylor Cullity Lethlean designed campus master plan to modernise the campus, linking all the building with a high-quality pedestrian friendly space. The scope of works was extensive and centred around transforming the existing Queens Avenue, the road running through the centre of the Campus, to a major pedestrian thoroughfare linking the adjoining buildings with the adjoining green and recreational spaces.

Works consisted of the following major elements:

  • Demolition
  • Installation of a new fire ring main
  • Gas main
  • Electrical and communication conduits
  • Directional bore under existing building
  • Timber decking and screw piles
  • 60mm thick granite paving
  • Building façade works to Mama dukes courtyard including structural steel, expended metal cladding and structural glass canopies
  • Precast and insitu concrete seating
  • Irrigation works
  • Street furniture
  • Lighting
  • Planting

The project was very challenging and technically demanding. Whilst the final product is impressive the hidden work below the surface was where the real work lies.  With over 100 years of services within the ground and very limited information, all excavation proved challenging. Ace utilised Non-destructive excavation techniques to facilitate the works and as a credit to our staff, no services were hit during the course of the works.  All this was achieved whilst working in on fully operational university campus, maintaining all access and services to each building as well as minimising  noise and dust.

The project was successfully completed on time and budget and to the satisfaction of the client .

It was presented as part of Open House Vic as well as receiving the ‘Landscape Architecture’ award in the Civil Landscape catergory of the AILA Victoria awards. Congratulations to the designers Glas Landscape Architects and well done to the Ace Landscape team involved in this project.

 

Bendigo Botanic Gardens

Location: White Hills, Victoria

Client: City of Greater Bendigo

Date: October 2016 – December 2017

The City of Greater Bendigo expanded their Botanic Gardens. The Garden for the Futureis a new 2 hectare extension of the Botanic Gardens, which is an inspiring and sustainable iconic landscape that provides diverse opportunities for learning about plants, horticulture, landscapes, botany, ecology, conservation and heritage. It is a place for the enjoyment of the whole community.

As head contractor for the project, ACE undertook the Stage 1 construction of the Botanic Gardens, which included:

  • outreach shelter construction
  • earthworks
  • concrete works
  • fencing
  • landscaping works
  • installation of feature furnishings and furniture
  • 4,000m2 of lawns
  • 8,500m2 of garden bed
  • planting of 30,000 drought tolerant plants
  • lighting and electrical works
  • drainage
  • environmental management throughout construction, which is particularly important due to the close proximity of the site to the Bendigo Creek

 

Civic Centre Standby Generator

Location: Nunawading, Victoria

Client: Whitehorse City Council

Date: October 2016 – February 2017

As part of their backup power supply system upgrade, Whitehorse City Council requires larger standby diesel generator.  Ace has been engaged to supply and install a new 605kVA diesel generator for the civic centre and library located in Nunawading.

Scope of works for the contract included:

  • All civil works, including a new generator slab, underground conduits and pits
  • Supply and installation of the new standby generator
  • New Automatic Transfer Switch (ATS)
  • Solar power isolation contactors (PLC)
  • Modification of the existing switchboards to accommodate the new generator
  • Testing and commissioning
  • Operation and maintenance manuals

Melbourne Airport T4 Pavement

Location: Tullamarine, VIC

Client: Leighton Contractors Pty Ltd

Date: July 2014 – November 2015

Works at Terminal 4 – Melbourne Airport involved the demolition of existing pavement and the construction of 2 layers of new concrete.

Scope of works for the contract included:

  • Demolition of existing pavement
  • Concreting
  • Spray sealing
  • Blockwork wall and footing construction

Key Delivery Challenges: 

  • Due to the site being Melbourne Airport there was tight National level security
  • Difficulties with access and staging

NBN Satellite Ground Stations

Location: Broken Hill and Wolumla, NSW , Castle Forbes, TAS, Ceduna, SA

Client: Cockram Constructions Ltd (ultimate client NBN Co)

Date: March 2013 – November 2014

The satellite ground stations form part of the NBN Long Term Satellite Service that provides high speed broadband to regional, rural and remote Australia. Stations are located in New South Wales, South Australia & Tasmania.

Scope of works for the contract included:

• Stripping of site and rectification of poor subgrade
• Filling site with road base (3500t) and using material won by increasing existing dam size (6000m3)
• Installation of electrical & communications conduits placed within concrete capped trench into shared pits, supplying building structure, antenna footings, light poles and other infrastructure
• Concrete construction of antenna footing, building slab and footings, structural slabs, footpaths and curbs
• Sealed and unsealed crushed rock pavements, spray seal, line marking and wheel stops