Macquarie University

Project Details

Project Budget: $5M

Sector: Education

Services Rendered: Project Management Services across procurement, construction and Handover phases.

Completion Date: December 2018

Design: Group GSA / Northrop

Contractor: Glascott Civil & Landscaping

Becton Dickson Public Realm Upgrades

The Becton Dickson Public Realm Upgrade project formed part of the body of work to de-traffic the campus and prevent the campus roads from being used by ‘through’ traffic. The work required was to provide a new access to the F3 car parks to allow the closure of Research Park Drive to construct a major new southern entry to the University. These new public domain initiatives support a range of objectives outlined in the 2014 Campus Master Plan.

The scope included civil, landscaping and external works to upgrade the public realm around the BD building, re-aligning Innovation Road from University Creek to the rear of the BD building via the existing car park to Research Park Drive, conversion of Research Park Drive to a paved and landscaped ‘pedestrianised zone’ and landscaping and reconfiguration of the BD building car park entry/exit

The Challenges

As the project worked across major roads and traffic infrastructure in and around the university, the appropriate approvals and scheduling of road closures were carefully planned and coordinated.

The Solutions

Careful project planning was completed with all key stakeholders to allow for the works to be conducted whilst minimising the live flow of traffic around the BD building and car park area.

The Outcomes

Re-alignment of Innovation Road was successfully delivered along with all other landscaping and external works. Research Park Drive was coverted into a open-flow paved and neatly landscaped pedestrian zone.

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