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TLC Healthcare project

Reddo are thrilled to be a part of yet another innovative local project, with the signing of the TLC Healthcare’s $40M iconic 10 level residential aged care and community health hub in Clifton Hill.

After 2 hard fought years of multiple IDAC & VCAT hearings, coupled with a design outside of the BCA, the seemingly impossible has become a reality!  The TLC Healthcare’s $40M iconic 10 level residential aged care and community health hub in Clifton Hill has re-written the book on building innovation.  In recognising changes with Australian’s lifestyles, multi-culturalism and demands of society on how we once occupied our buildings, it is looking to the future.

Reddo played a key part in navigating through and obtaining MFB authority consent based on innovative performance based design compliance.  The MFB fire safety engineers insisted on greater fire and life safety standards and staffing operations which exceeded even a hospital with bed ridden patients.

Buildings old and new are evolving and changing to be more community focused but also changing to accomodate population growth. Australians don't want to compromise access to desired inner city living , lifestyle choices it offers, retaining family connections, access to education, shopping, access to health services and business.

The primary roadblock to this project was that currently, and until 2019 at least, there is no prescriptive Building regulation for class 9c aged care building accommodation exceeding an effective height greater than 25 metres.  This only exists for hospitals.  Government has never expected aged care in a building of this height and have never written prescriptive regulation to address the design.

This project will set new standards nationally and demonstrates new vision as popularity for the inner city ageing population grows.  Kane Constructions Pty Ltd will commence works in Dec 2016 under principal consultants Baldasso Cortese.


World Architecture Festival Award

South Melbourne Primary School (Ferrars Street) has been named Future Project of the Year at the World Architecture Festival 2016, and we couldn't be more excited! WAF is the world’s largest global architectural awards program and festival. SMPS won the Education – Future Projects category, and went on to be selected the overall winner ahead of 12 other Future Project category winners.

As you well know, the project is pioneering the integration of a learning hub with a community centre. Its design is an outcome of research and the open exchange of ideas and different ways of thinking, and we extend thanks to our team of consultants for your part in its success.

Building Surveyor: Reddo
Combined Services Engineer: Simpson Kotzman
Structural & Civil Engineering: Wallbridge & Gilbert
Landscape Architect: Tract
Access Consultant: MGAC
Fire Engineer: Exova Warrington
Acoustic Engineer: Marshall Day
Wind Engineer: MelCon
Facade Engineer: Inhabit Group


Leading the way up: Hayball vertical school design wins world architecture gong

An unbuilt Melbourne school has won one of the top four awards at the World Architecture Festival in Berlin.

The South Melbourne Primary School designed by Hayball architects won the Future Project of the Year award, the London-based festival said over the weekend.

Last week it also won the future award – for buildings that have only been designed and not realised – in the education category. But while some entries for a future project in the annual global competition never see the light of day, construction work has started on the $44 million primary school due to open for the 2018 school year.

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Guidance documenting for preparing your report for NCC performance based designs

The Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) has produced this document to facilitate the development of performance solutions. The document is intended for use by all parties with an interest in the formulation of performance solutions that comply with the Performance Requirements of Volume One, Volume Two and Volume Three of the National Construction Code (NCC).

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The Birth of Building Surveying

Remembering the 350th Anniversary of the Great Fire of London.

As part of this anniversary, AIBS has produced a special feature aimed at telling the ‘story’ of the profession to the public and the challenges the profession faces now and into the future.

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